Fujitsu Siemens has developed a compact, quiet and energy-efficient entry-level server and will launch it on April 1, it said on Sunday at the Cebit trade fair in Hanover, Germany.

Primergy TX120 S2

The Primergy TX120 S2 is based on Intel Core 2 Duo processors and achieves a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption over its predecessor. As a result it conforms to the Energy Star 4.0 specification.

The machine isn't much larger than a desktop computer and is quiet enough that it can be placed in an office without its fans causing an annoying disturbance to workers, said Lothar Lechtenberg, a company spokesman who was demonstrating it at Cebit.

The computer will be available in Fujitsu Siemens' EMEA sales area from the beginning of April at prices from €545 (480). Details for other markets were not available.