Xserves, Xsan & Display Price Drops Tuesday?

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According to both AppleInsider and MacShrine.com, Apple is expected to release new higher-end Xserve 1U servers on Tuesday in the following configurations:

• Dual 2.3 Ghz G5 Server - 1 GB ECC Ram, 80 GB SATA HD, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, Combo drive and unlimited server license for $3999
• Dual 2.3 Ghz G5 Cluster node - same as above, without an optical drive & 10 user license for $2999
• Dual 2.0 Ghz G5 Server - 512 MB ECC Ram, 80 GB SATA HD, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 user license for $2699
• Single 2.0 Ghz G5 Server - 1 GB ECC Ram, 80 GB SATA HD, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, Combo drive and unlimited server license for $2999

Apple's network storage software solution Xsan is expected to be released on Tuesday, originally annouced by Apple to have been released in the Fall of 2004.

MacShrine also reports that a drop in display prices are likely tomorrow:
• 20" - $999
• 23" - $1799
• 30" - $3000
 

Sir_Giggles

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The difference between the 20" and the 23" are too great. It's a whole lot cheaper to buy 2 20" LCDs for just a little more.

2x20" LCD = $2000 = 3.53 million pixels.
1x23" LCD = $1800 = 2.30 million pixels.
1x30" LCD = $3000 = 4.01 million pixels.
 

Hawthorne

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Nice, but

If they're going to drop a $500 Mac on us, they need a cheap display to accompany it, something like the screen from the 15 or 17 inch Powerbook, at a reasonable price point.
 

Flying Llama

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Sir_Giggles said:
The difference between the 20" and the 23" are too great. It's a whole lot cheaper to buy 2 20" LCDs for just a little more.

2x20" LCD = $2000 = 3.53 million pixels.
1x23" LCD = $1800 = 2.30 million pixels.
1x30" LCD = $3000 = 4.01 million pixels.
from what i understood, the 23" is HD, the 20" isnt.
 

crazzyeddie

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• Dual 2.0 Ghz G5 Server - 512 MB ECC Ram, 80 GB SATA HD, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 user license for $2699
• Single 2.0 Ghz G5 Server - 1 GB ECC Ram, 80 GB SATA HD, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, Combo drive and unlimited server license for $2999
So let me get this straight... they're going to package the Dual 2ghz with a 10 client license and sell it for less than the Single 2ghz with an unlimited license? Doesn't that seems awfully backwards? Plus why does the Dual 2ghz have specs lesser than the Single 2ghz?
 

Devie

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Hmm, $999 USD for the 20"
They where $1299 USD and $2299 AUD.
I'm guessing it will be about $1,800 AUD... I might go for this over the Dell now.
 

Steven1621

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Sir_Giggles said:
Hehe, of course, if money was no object

2x30" = $6000 = 8 million pixels!
I saw the 30in in the Apple Store the other day. It was one of the greatest sites of my life. Simply amazing.
 

JRM

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The figures aren't right

I do believe that there will be a drop except i think it will be $999 for the 20", $1599 for the 23" and $2799 for the 30". When Apple drop the prices on displays, they historically cut the prices drastically.

So I believe they will cut $300 off the 20", $400 off the 23" and $500 of the 30", This seems more logical than $300 off the 20", $200 off the 23" and $300 of the 30" as suggested by Macshrine. Regardless any price grop will be welcomed.
 

Sir_Giggles

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Steven1621 said:
It was one of the greatest sites of my life. Simply amazing.
12 years old. Up in an hay-strewn attic barn with a girl on a rainy warm day in Spring. ;)
 

JRM

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Devie said:
Hmm, $999 USD for the 20"
They where $1299 USD and $2299 AUD.
I'm guessing it will be about $1,800 AUD... I might go for this over the Dell now.
It's still ridiculous how much we have to pay over here in Australia our currency means that we should only be paying AUD$1650 for them at the moment instead of $2299 and if they were to drop to US$999 we should only be paying AUD$1300

But anyway
 

Freg3000

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This is good news, although I am not in the market for a new display right now. The only thing holding me back from buying the 20" display is, you know, miniscule problems like rationality and such.

Hopefully this fall...:)

P.S. Let me be the first [person after JRM] to say something along the lines of, "If MWSF was going to suck, Steve would definitely want to spend time talking about this stuff. But since they are getting it out of the way a week early....MWSF is gonna be awesome."

Hope it is true.
 

patseguin

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I'd love to buy a 23" display but I won't. They have too many issues with pink tints and uneven backlights. EVERY 23" I saw in my local Apple Store had pink or even purple hues. Now, the guy who mentioned 2 X 20" may be onto something... ;)
 

iGary

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Not in the market for a display (my ACD is only a year old), but it is nice to see the 20" below a grand now.

It wouldn't surprise me if they released a 17" monitor to go with the rumoured headless iMac though I'm no expert.

Please don't use whatever displays they use on the iBooks. I hate mine.
 

Lord Blackadder

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Well, I still can't afford a display. :mad:

I wonder if MWSF will bring along a new 17" to anchor the bottom end, especially with the new headless iMac coming up.
 

hob

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JRM said:
It's still ridiculous how much we have to pay over here in Australia our currency means that we should only be paying AUD$1650 for them at the moment instead of $2299 and if they were to drop to US$999 we should only be paying AUD$1300

But anyway
Surely the numbers don't translate? Is the exchange rate that similar? I'm no economics guru but AUD$1000 doesn't equal US$1000 or £1000 for that matter... right? :S

But I get your gip, it would probably be cheaper for me to buy all my apple stuff from the US (as long as customs didn't notice and charge import tax)...

The exchange rate here being pretty much US$2:£1, Apple seem to work it out at $1000:£700...

Oh, and my friend who just asked me to fix up his new XSERVES for his studio will not be pleased!!

Hob