Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 Desktop
Lenovos's IdeaCentre K210 PC seems to offer the best of both worlds -- strong enough for the office but made for the home. The company has taken some aspects of its ThinkStation business-class machines and applied them to this series of desktops.
Ports are plentiful. The rear panel has four USB ports, two PS/2 ports, a DB-9 and a parallel port, as well as connections for DVI, S-video and VGA. The front panel has two additional USB ports as well as a 16-in-1 media card reader.
The K210 has a sleek silver and black finish to it and is snazzier looking than Lenovo's business-class PCs. This is a system that will serve as a powerful multimedia machine for the home, but could also suffice for general business applications. At a starting list price of $649 and backed by Lenovo's standard warranty and support, it's also a relatively affordable offering for its class from a company that keeps churning out winning systems.