IBM intro's sub-$US1000 server

IBM has announced a server priced under $US1000 for small and midsize companies.

          IBM has announced a server priced under $US1000 for small and midsize companies.

          The eServer x200 runs an Intel Celeron 667-MHz microprocessor but can be equipped with a Pentium III. The x200 comes with IBM's Netfinity Director, which lets customers remotely manage and deploy server configurations for mission-critical applications.

          The server has five PCI slots, up to seven bays and integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN capacity. A 15G-byte hard drive is standard, and it can expand to carry 145.6G bytes of internal storage capacity. The eServer x200 costs $US970.

          IBM also introduced a low-priced, two-processor server for workgroups or branch offices. The x220, priced at $US1405, comes with a single Pentium III 800-MHz processor but can be equipped with up to two 933-MHz Pentium III processors. However, it lacks a hard drive. While expandable to 145.6 G bytes of storage, a 9.1G-byte hard drive - the smallest available - will add $US214.

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