Tranquil PC have launched a refresh of their Windows Home Server range, replacing the previous T7-HSA and T2-WHS-A3 with two new models, the T7-HSAi and the T2-WHS-A3i.
So, what’s the “i” all about? At first glance, the systems looks the same on the outside, but inside, Trannquil have swapped the old model’s Via C7 based motherboard and processor for the sparkling new Intel Atom processor, a 1.6GHz 45nM chip which provides faster performance and a lower power consumption, from just 29W. The processor is also 64-bit ready, so you can take advantage of extra processing power in the future.
The T7-HSAi also now has a multi-drive option - whether this is due to a smaller motherboard profile, I’m not sure, but is officially a good thing, as the original was very limited with a single drive.
Tranquil have also dropped the price of the T7-HSAi to £278 ex VAT (£326) whilst the T2-WHA-A3i remains at £299 ex VAT (£351).