The 10 Coolest Servers Of 2012 (So Far)


Acer's Small, Powerful Box

In April Acer made the AC100 available to U.S. resellers, and with it the prospect of an Intel Xeon E3-1200-based server with 6 TB of storage in four hot-swap 3.5-inch bays and 16 GB of memory in the corner of someone's desk. For $999 list, the AC100 also includes RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10, front and rear USB/eSATA ports, VGA output, one PCI-e x8 slot and Gigabit Ethernet, and is a good choice for a general-purpose file server for the small office. And in March, Acer unveiled the latest generation of its F2 servers with support for Intel Xeon E5 processors.