HP has the knack of producing affordable, entry-level servers it seems. The Proliant N40L is a good example of what HP can achieve with a budget lower than £150.
Online retailer ILGS sells the server for £261.88 excluding delivery but until the end of the month, HP is giving back £100 as part of a cashback scheme.
The Proliant ML110 G7 is presented as the perfect first server for any growing business. Its components are housed in a 4U micro Tower, with four internal bays and two front accessible bays.
It is powered by an Intel Pentium G840 processor clocked at 2.8GHz with 3MB L2 cache. This is a Sandy Bridge-based processor, which means that it should comfortably outflank the Athlon one in the N40L.
The rest of the components include 2GB of DDR3 PC3-10600 ECC RAM (up to 16GB can be installed), a Smart Array B110i storage controller (with four channels and hardware RAID), a DVD drive, 250GB 7,200RPM HDD, a Matrox G200 dedicated graphics chip, two GbE ports (with two HP NC112i Ethernet controllers), two PCIe x8, one PCIe x16, one PCIe x4, D-Sub, eight USB 2.0 ports, and a 350W PSU.
It also comes with a one-year onsite warranty.