Beelink SEi12 Mini PC with Core i7-12650H and 32 GB of RAM Server Potential
Check out my review of the Beelink SEi12 as a Home Server. I tested VMware ESXi and Proxmox on the SEi12, power consumption, performance, overall thoughts, disabling efficiency cores vs performance cores: https://www.virtualizationhowto.com/2024/01/beelink-sei12-review-as-mini-pc-home-server-with-core-i7-12650h/
this one has potential, but $549 is pretty steep given the other options available in the market.
@malcolm-r agreed. I think there are better options for home lab. But this little PC did surprise me a bit with the performance offered. The E-cores and P-cores are going to be roadblocks in this space a bit as well and we may be hard pressed to get some of these outfitted with Xeons. May make the sweet spot on the AMD Ryzen side for now.