By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Lui is Back! Here’s a Stunning UMPC and On Demand System from Japan
Simply put, NEC will release a full ‘On Demand’ System for personal/home usage with a central server and different clients, which have the shape of a Notebook (a Vaio UX like shape). All clients will not have any OS installed on them, they will remotely access to the server in order to give you access to your Vista OS (Microsoft); from these 2 devices you will be able to also stream any kind of media with a limitation to DRM contents which in some case will not be able to be streamed outside of this network. Outside of the network like at the office or on the go, you will also be able to access any feature of the Lui system, OS, Contents, Video, Music (Except DRM protected ones).
You will also be able to access the Lui Server from your TV or any other media system; like, for example, a Video Game console (In the future). Finally, in order to make this work seamlessly, NEC chose the WiMAX as the connection protocol.
We had completely forgot about the LUI concept… Until this morning when NEC sent us a wake-up call with a launch date and prices:
Lui SX Home Server SX700/1G 2380 € April 24
Lui SX Home Server SX500/1G 2065 € April 24
Lui RN Remote PC RN7001/C 563 € April 24
Lui RP Remote PC RP500/1C 313 € April 24
Valuestar R Lui Mobile VR970/MG and VR500/MG ~ 1345 € April 24.
In order to get a better idea how this new On Demand System could change our way of using computers, we’re desperately looking forward to testing these devices and the system ourselves.
Here are over 45 pictures of this concept.