Mac Pro and Xserve Xeon upgrade pricing

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adamfilip, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. adamfilip macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2003
    burlington, Ontario canada
    I was just looking at the Xserve configurator
    it seems like apple is charging more for xserve upgrades then it does for mac pro ones. for the same part

    To upgrade from 2.6 to 3.0 Xeons
    Mac pro - $799
    Xserve - $1000

    To upgrade from 2.0 to 3.0 Xeons
    Mac pro - $1098
    Xserve - $1799

    to upgrade from 2.0 to 2.6 xeons
    Mac pro - $299
    Xserve - $799

    Thats some odd pricing
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    That's because they can get away with charging more. People who buy Xserves tend to have bigger budgets that don't usually come from their own money. Everyone knows servers cost **** loads, especially rack mount servers.
    A smaller company that still wants an OS X Server would probably not require a rack mount solution as much os would get an upgraded Mac Pro with Mac OS X Server installed instead.

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