Apple today announced the availability of Apple Xserves that utilize the Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Harpertown” processors.  Eight cores, 1600Mhz bus, 32GB of 800MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM memory supported.   As we said yesterday, Apple didn’t use an event to announce this.  Specs over at Apple.

The Mac Pros also got a set of Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Harpertown” processors  – which means nothing new design-wise at Macworld.  Check the specs.

Not too shabby. But not terribly impressive either.  The cheesegrader design is getting kinda tired.  And no…

  • New enclosure, smaller/lighter?
  • BluRay (or HD-DVD) burning capability
  • eSATA built in for fast external storage
  • Video card upgrade is good, not great.
  • Not much else new.

Yawn.  Bring on Macworld.

 (Oh – I guess the glass 1/2 full way to look at this is that something that Apple wasn’t sure would make it to the Keynote has made it and bumped this news off of the Macworld docket.  Rentals?  Tablets?  Oh my!)



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