Pros: This machine came with a rebate and it is Lenovo- a top brand name. First met a problem during installing windows 7 Pro 64-bit, but soon solved it. No problem after that. This is a solid machine!
Cons: No USB 3.0 port and HDMI port, which become more popular in many models. A rewritable DVD-ROM should be a standard in this machine but not. Of course, I understand since this is a "server" like machine.
Summary: In the world of cloud computing, the day of the $10k server is going the way of the dinosaur. The TS130 is a very solid entry-level server for small companies that don't have a need for a beastly traditional Windows Server.
Summary: I will definately check specs in more detail when buying a server. It is sad that things today are still so proprietary that you can't even run mainstream OS's on supposed IT level equipment.
Pros: It works good as a workstation with windows 7 installed.
Cons: I bought this under the pretense that I was getting a server. I thought I could use all those nice features that intel bragged about. It wasn't until I got the server that I found out those nice server features only work with the next processor model up. They do not work on I3 Cpu's. No big deal ...
Summary: It's frustrating to see how a marketing department twists the meanings of words, in this case the word "Server." Lenovo calls this a Server. Most Newegg customers, especially those of us who build our own stuff, would call it a low-end Micro-ATX desktop computer.
Pros: OK. I admit that this is a good value for the price and could be a low-end entry level server for some non-critical task.
Cons: Good luck adding more than 3 hard drives, additional network connectivity or other options, the small MicroATX form factor severely limits your choices.
Summary: I understand the twisted reasoning behind MIR's, but I'm sick and tired of them now. If I could, I would start up a petition to boycott any products that are "reduced" in price by one of these "near-scam coupons".
Pros: Well constructed. Easy modular cages. Fast enough as a server.
Cons: DVD ROM only - really??? It probably costs more than an RW!! Perhaps a bit of a problem locating 2nd drive at bottom of case if setting up a RAID system.
Summary: Good Price, purchased 2. Server 2012 for home, Server 2003 for office. Both machine running virtual desktop. Home machine hosting ftp, Serviio (stream media to TV) and torrent. Both running SSD 500 transfer/read. Flawless. Perform the job as needed and much much more.
Pros: Very fast and super quiet. Great for Small Office and Home Service.
Cons: Could use more Vents and Fan Options for cooling. Stock fan is noticeable when in a really hot room with no AC, was hoping where you can't notice but no biggie.