Our small company is planning on setting up a web server. The website will have a SQL Server Express back end, and will probably be used a few times daily by about 10 employees logging in from the field. It will run 24x7, but occasional interruptions of a couple of hours or a whole weekend will not be a problem.
We've been happy with the Dell desktops and laptops we've used, so were thinking of going with Dell again. When I checked out their website, I found a Small Office desktop Vostro with a dual core CPU and 2gb RAM for $399 (Canadian). An equivalently configured Poweredge 100 server was nearly double the price. I know that the Vostro will run Windows Server 2003, having already installed it on another Vostro.
I realize it's not a huge amount of money, but why the big price difference? What would you recommend we purchase?