Those looking for a small server should have a close look at the HP ProLiant microserver (manufacturer SKU: 704941-421). This is a tiny computer that is occupies less than one cubic feet of volume and weighs under 6Kg. PCWorldbusiness currently sells it for £85.18 including delivery and a £100 cashback directly from HP. The offer ends on 30 September 2013 and is limited to five units per customer.
Beneath the hood likes a dual-core AMD Turion II Neo N54L, one which is clocked at 2.2GHz, has 2MB of cache and is more powerful than the current generation of Atom processors. There's also 2GB of RAM (DDR3 ECC clocked at 800MHz), upgradable to 8GB, a 250GB hard disk drive and no optical drive.
Expansion and connectivity options include one 5.25in bay, three free 3.5in ones, one PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe 2.0 x1, one VGA port, six USB 2.0 ones, one Gigabit Ethernet (HP NC107i) and one eSATA 300 connector. Note that you can also purchase a three year onsite cover with HP Care Pack for £20 after a £76 cashback.
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