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MacRumors
Feb 9, 2003, 01:49 PM
One user wrote to ThinkSecret's mailing list:


Not a rumour - XServe RAID will be released this week. I was told Monday but I'm nearly sure it will be midweek.



michaelyoung
Feb 9, 2003, 02:19 PM
I am...how do we say....skeptical.

CrackedButter
Feb 9, 2003, 02:27 PM
I am.. how do we say....more interested in iBook updates!

Wouldn't they bring in more cash for the short term?

MrMacMan
Feb 9, 2003, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by CrackedButter
I am.. how do we say....more interested in iBook updates!

Wouldn't they bring in more cash for the short term?

Well, not exactally... I mean buisness's want the Xserve. If apple updates maybe they will rack in Trillions. Mwhahahaha.

Okay maybe 25% more than last time.

CrackedButter
Feb 9, 2003, 05:45 PM
Why would they want xServe?

yzedf
Feb 9, 2003, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by CrackedButter
I am.. how do we say....more interested in iBook updates!

Wouldn't they bring in more cash for the short term?

Sadly, after running xbench (available for download at apple.com) on a brand new iBook 800 (640MB ram) and a 12" PB 867 (256MB ram) I think that the iBook will only see a price drop in the near future. If they make it any faster, it will be faster than the PB 12" for most tasks.

iBook - 52+

PB 12" - 50+

I would have assumed that the extra RAM in the iBook would not have been enough to compensate for the G4. But I was wrong. That is pretty sad :(

As for the heat issue, they seemed to run at approx the same temp.

adamcoop
Feb 9, 2003, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by yzedf


Sadly, after running xbench (available for download at apple.com) on a brand new iBook 800 (640MB ram) and a 12" PB 867 (256MB ram) I think that the iBook will only see a price drop in the near future. If they make it any faster, it will be faster than the PB 12" for most tasks.


I know this is getting off the XServe subject, but my girlfriend got her 12" PowerBook last week, and it is so much snappier in the Finder than the 700Mhz iBook i've used and the eMac I'm currently using.
I'm really hanging out for my 17" PB :p

As for the XServe, we'll be looking at one or more of them for a file/print server quite soon - the XRaid is something we've been waiting for.

michaelyoung
Feb 9, 2003, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by yzedf
If they make it any faster, it will be faster than the PB 12" for most tasks.

iBook - 52+

PB 12" - 50+



I am....how do we say......dissapoiinted

Catfish_Man
Feb 9, 2003, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by michaelyoung


I am....how do we say......dissapoiinted

Apparently XBench doesn't do much with the vector unit (or tax the ram much). The 12" Powerbook is clearly superior (DDR, 133MHz bus, XPC7455, etc...) and should show up as significantly faster. Looking at the individual test results could show us where the PB is doing badly.

CrackedButter
Feb 10, 2003, 03:42 AM
I have seen other Xbench tests and for the PB12" it is 30fps faster than the ibook when doing the opengl test.

skunk
Feb 10, 2003, 07:52 AM
XServe RAID and new XServe have just hit the Apple site. Looks pretty good to me:)

michaelyoung
Feb 10, 2003, 12:34 PM
I am....how do we say.......wrong! Yipee!

cr2sh
Feb 10, 2003, 10:23 PM
I was wondering why no one had mentioned this... damn!

Xerov
Feb 10, 2003, 10:34 PM
Arn, Who is the guy that told you this??? you should keep in touch with him.

jefhatfield
Feb 15, 2003, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by cr2sh
I was wondering why no one had mentioned this... damn!

somewhere, back in the older posts, there was talk of this unit

but i am the only one who is from those old days so i will refrain :D