Alienware High Definition Media Server (HDMS) - Hands-on

Alienware High Definition Media Server (HDMS), is not a Windows Home Server (WHS) machine.  This thing runs Windows Vista Home Premium and is intended to be a data storage focal point for your digital home and life.  The beauty of the HDMS is that it does run Windows Vista Home Premium and therefore can be […]

Alienware High Definition Media Server (HDMS), is not a Windows Home Server (WHS) machine.  This thing runs Windows Vista Home Premium and is intended to be a data storage focal point for your digital home and life.  The beauty of the HDMS is that it does run Windows Vista Home Premium and therefore can be backed up to your WHS using the connector software.

Manufacturer:AlienwareModel:High Definition Media Server
Price:Up to $7000  Web:http://www.alienware.com

This is a very hefty unit - easily weighs about 30 lbs as it came configured for this review.  It comes with a Microsoft eHome wireless keyboard and remote control (gyroscopic) and all the cables to make a VGA, DVI or HDMI connection to your TV/Monitor.  The literature that accompanied the unit was pretty basic but was likely just a shell for what would come with a full production unit.

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