A friend of mine just pointed me to a very sweet deal on the new HP MicroServer (the N40L); it’s on sale for only € 167,79 (including BTW / VAT) over at Inmac.

The direct link to the SKU is http://www.inmac.nl/product_info.php/info/p161028. I found a coupon code (try ‘K9W6RM’) which removes the € 7 shipping fee.

This is a very, very good deal. Especially with a 16GB RAM upgrade (yes, the N40L can handle it!) costing you no more than € 100. Just add any SSD, and you’ve got a roaring machine that’ll fit perfectly into your home: it’s a quiet machine and won’t draw a significant amount of power. And since it’s a small machine you can tuck away under a desk, it has the seal of approval from my girlfriend.

I’ve just ordered the N40L with 16GB of RAM and an additional memory upgrade kit for my N36L that I already have running in the lab. Together with my Dell Precision M4600 with 16GB of RAM, I have all the home lab I need :)