Question about the buyers guide.

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  1. Wellander macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    It sais Product: xServe
    Last Release: September 13, 2005
    Days Since Update: 251 (Average = 305)
    Recommendation: Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle
    Special Notes: none.
    ('special notes' last updated on January 06, 2005)
    But is does not say what will replace the xserve.
    Wil there be an replacment? Or will it stay and this is a mistake?
    Thanks.
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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    AFAIK it's just a statisical average based on previous updates, and not meant to be binding.
    Really it's just an indication that the model is getting old and that an update is probably due soon.
     
  3. Wellander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    But is sais Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle
    Why?
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    1) It's not been updated in almost a year.
    2) It's got a G5 processor, which Apple is no longer putting in their "new" computers. Eventually there will be an xServe with an Intel processor (or multiple x86 cores).
     
  5. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Because chances are high that it will be updated with better specs soon. If you buy now and it is updated in a month that money could have gotten you more had you waited.
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    The guide is really more for folks who can't live with themselves if they don't have the *absolute* latest technology. If you're a business person, typically it doesn't make sense to wait 2 months for a 5 percent increase in computing power.

    Arguably PowerPC is better than intel for servers -- that's why the Big Mac and many other distributed computing systems use them. If you need an enterprise quality server now, the xServe is probably going to be the most reliable option for at least six months. Even if a new Intel xServe is released next month, it'll take a while to get all the bugs out.
     
  7. Wellander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Thank you all for replying.
    And letting me know how it works.
    Thanks.
     

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