Google Mini, an integrated hardware and software search appliance, has launched in the UK. The device delivers search across a company's intranet or public website.

Now available in the UK and Europe, Google Mini's price range begins at £1,200. It's designed to search for information, but what makes Google Mini different is that its search capacity is limited from up to 50,000 to 300,000 documents (depending on the version), making it ideal for small and medium-sized businesses such as law firms, educational and government institutions and health-care organisations.

"With more web pages, weblogs, corporate information and other content being created, businesses of every size are having difficulty helping their customers and employees quickly find the information they need," said Roberto Solimene, European enterprise director at Google. "Using the new Google Mini, more UK and European small and medium-sized businesses can now have Google-quality search on their intranet or public website."

Google Mini comes with one year of support, software updates and hardware replacement coverage.