Control4's HC-1000: home control processor for the demanding

Rest assured, the vast majority of us would be well served by Control4's HC-300, but for those with more home automation applications than they care to count, the HC-1000 may be the only man for the job. Reportedly, this beast will tout speeds "in the gigahertz range," and acts more as "a supplement to Control4's suite of control systems and interfaces" than a pure controller. You'll find no ZigBee here, but a USB and Ethernet port supposedly enable the box to run Director automation software and allow the "rest of the house to do what it needs to do." Additionally, the device will offer up 250GB of internal storage with room for expansion, and just in case you're leaning towards indulging yourself, the purported $3,000 pricetag may make you reconsider.