Jump to content
RESET Forums (homeservershow.com)

Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server System (70A4001LUX) Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz 4GB $379.99


Recommended Posts

Alright, I'm sure this isn't the hardest information to find so sorry for being lazy (I did give it about 20 min w/goggle), but...  Should I get an i3 ($270) or XEON ($370)? 

  • I will not be pushing this machine very hard, just serving up files, backing up 8 (max) clients, crashplan, subsonic...
  • I care most about keeping the thing cool and quiet.
  • I care about warranty and it looks like there are minor differences between the 2 systems, but I'm having a hard time finding details so if there's anyone who has already researched this that can give me the simple breakdown... All I can find is as follow:
    • i3: Limited Next Business Day On-Site Warranty (not exactly sure what that means) + 1 Year Parts & Labor
    • XEON: 1-Year On-Site Warranty + (I think) 1 Year Parts & Labor


Link to comment
Share on other sites

The XEON gives you higher performance and ATM remote access:


Intel® Advanced Management Technology
9.0 with remote KVM* (Xeon® models)
Intel® Standard Manageability tools
(Pentium® and Core™ i3 models)
If you don't need the KVM over remote access and the performance, save the money and get the i3.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hard to tell from those descriptions if there is actually a difference in the warranties or not. The Xeon warranty doesn't specify the On-Site timeframe - it could very well be Next Day as well. From what I remember, Next Day On-Site warranty means HP would send a tech to your site the next business day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Guys. Last thoughts:


POWER: Though I read that XEONs often have more features for power-saving features, I can't imagine it being more efficient than an i3 while idling or doing very light tasks.  Do I have this wrong?


ADMIN TOOLS:  So Intel AMT was very easey to pull up info for and it seems like this most accurately summarizes it: "the system can be managed remotely, regardless of whether they are powered up or whether they have a functioning OS."

Anyone know what "Intel Standard Manageability tools actually are? Everything I found was outdated or contradictory to other findings.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...