The 'Q' uber-machine gets a sibling

With less powerful features, the "Q42" HDTV-PC still goes for $3,850.

Lumenlab

If you've lusted after the mysterious " Q " uber-box but choked on the $10,000 price tag, you're in luck: Lumenlab, which makes the all-in-one HDTV-PC, has come up with another model that verges on the affordable.

The "Q42" has just come out of beta, according to the company, and is available for $3,850. The specs aren't quite as ridiculously over-the-top as its "Qmax" predecessor, but it's definitely no slouch either: The Q42 comes with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor, 2GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive, and a 42-inch LCD TV in full 1080p high definition.

All of this horsepower is housed in the same 3.5-inch-thick handmade aluminum frame that encases its older sibling. And, as to be expected, upgrades are available on just about everything. In case anyone was looking for a Valentine's Day gift for us, please consider this a screaming hint.

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