Summary: With the HP Cashback offer this is one smart box that will work for the average customer. I would advise on a memory upgrade (16Gb is compatible) and a DVD drive for the classic user. Otherwise it comes with a VGA port for our monitor and several USB slots for your peripherals.
N40L is excellent, ensure seller is UK reseller for cashback
26 October 2012
Summary: ***PURCHASE FROM Miniprice Express IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR HP CASHBACK PROMOTION*** the N40L is excellent, & This was my second purchase in 2 weeks. I'm using 1 for as a freenas server & given the £100 HP cashback offer i was very tempted to buy another especially when advertised at £149 + shipping. Beware, HP's terms and conditions state the unit must be from 'HP or a UK HP Preferred Partner'.
Summary: Had one of these (from somewhere else) for about a month now. Its a solid piece of kit. I've managed to fit a DVD drive, an SSD drive for the OS (connected via an eSATA-SATA cable through the back of the machine to the eSATA port) and 4x 2TB storage drives. I've also put a basic GFX card in there with HDMI output so that I can have sound. I put an extra 2GB in there, so it now has 4GB (more than enough for a 32bit OS).
Excerpt: "...are available with Hewlett Packard. HP ProLiant MicroServer N36L Processor with AMD and have it all for a small price, especially if the buyer uses HP coupon code, which is an agreement from Hewlett Packard that allows for discounts on purchases. What more can a small business ask for? AMD Athlon II Chipset Model N36L Processor/785E NEO, which is an HP ProLiant Micro Server, not only cost-effective starter for a small business but is a unit that ...
Summary: It's a great homeserver for the price especially if you get one of the cash back offers but be careful who you buy it off if you expect to claim the £100 cash back. My claim got rejected as I didn't purchase it through an authorised UK HP reseller. Mine came from a German company trading on Amazon.co.uk.
Excellent micro-server, problem with HP cashback via Systo purchase, so bought from Ebuyer instead and return this one to Systo.
19 January 2012
Summary: 3 stars for Systo, 4 stars for HP N40L I bought this for training purposes, intending to build myself a server 2008 machine, and took advantage of HP's £100 cashback scheme running back in November. Unfortunately I had a big problem with purchasing this from Systo, who were the cheapest supplier of this in 2nd / 3rd week November when I was pricing up suppliers, the advert Systo had on Amazon did not warn about no cashback, so I went ahead and purchased from them.