The first 1U server with redundant hot-swap power supplies, Dells PowerEdge 1650 boasts solid performance and competitive pricing, making it a good choice for hosting front-end applications in space-conscious server farms and service provider environments.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Boasting the latest Intel Pentium processors and hardware components, the PowerEdge 1650 wont be outdated quickly, and strong redundancy features provide a lower cost of ownership. PROS // Hot-swap redundant power; high performance; compact, rack-mountable form factor. CONS // Lacks integrated management; limited internal storage. Dell Computer Corp., Round Rock, Texas; (800) 915-3355; www.dell.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The PowerEdge 1650 offers a very competitive price that wont put a big dent in IT budgets. Its ultraslim form factor makes rollout a snap.