I got this to help manage our 3 desktops and 4 laptops. I looked at Lenovo because I had gotten a Lenovo desktop over the winter at a great price and love it. I am happy I stuck with Lenovo, they have a great, reliable product. Having an extra display and keyboard has helped but not crucial. What's great: DVD drive, lots of USB ports, case big enough to work in, fast processor, quality and price What's not so great: Only 2 drive bays, no USB 3.0, server comes with cables for ONE drive so be sure to get cables for drive two What I've learned: 4 GB memory is fine; no need to expand; 2 int. drives is plenty for me because I have 2 ext. 2TB drives; set drive 1 for OS and PC Client backups, drive 2 for data, and your externals for server and data backups; works best with Windows 7, XP too, vista laptop b/u problematic (will try to upgrade to Win7 to fix that) THIS IS A GREAT SERVER, MUCH MUCH MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK OVER SOME OF THE OTHER HYPED UP ONES OUT THERE, PAY THE EXTRA IF YOU CAN. ABE's WAS GOOD, FAST DELIVERY.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend