New HP Proliant Microserver N40L

HP have recently updated their Proliant Microserver to sport a slightly nippier processor. As well as the 250Gb SATA drive it also now comes with 2Gb RAM as standard – although if you're thinking of using one for a home lab Virtual Infrastructure you'd need to replace that with 2 x 4Gb sticks anyway. HP's ongoing cashback deal for this little gem is still running too. Before cashback they're about £200 + VAT meaning that once you get your cheque back from HP, they work out at only £120 each. Not bad at all for a home lab and the AMD…

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Pimp My Microserver!

I'm not normally in the habit of posting this sort of thing but I do own a number of these MicroServers and they're great for home lab use. They may only take up to 8Gb RAM and have single, dual-core chips in them but they don't eat much power and don't make much noise. They're also as “cheap as chips” to buy! Enough about why I have them. ServersPlus are running a competition of sorts to design a cosmetically pimped up MicroServer. If you submit what becomes the winning design you get the first one of the batch…

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HP MicroServer Cashback Offer Extended (March 2011)

Just in case @kiwi_si hasn't posted about this, it seems that the cashback offer on HP's MicroServer has been extended again until the 31st Macrh 2011. Even better, ServersPlus have apparently picked up new stock at a lower price that they are passing on. This means that after cashback that you can get one of these little fellas for under £100 (ex VAT) – sorry, UK only. For further information about these servers, including how well they work in a home lab environment, head over to TechHead. Or, for that low price, you could just buy one and play…

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