We are planning to purchase server hardware (windows server 2008) for development purpose. I browsed websites like Dell, HP and Lenovo, but I am not sure which one to go for.
Usually, what specifications you look for? for example, when I purchase a laptop, I would go for brand, processor speed, graphics card, memory and cost etc..
Similarly, what should be my benchmarks to buy a server hardware for IT development and deployment.
P.S. My manager is looking for something between $ 4000-$5000.