Apple Introduces Mac Pro Server with 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon ‘Nehalem’ CPU

Written By Sam on 9 November 2010

As Apple bids farewell to the Apple Xserve Mac OS X server system, it introduces the Mac Pro Server. Feeling a little out of place with the rack mount Xserve, Apple has decided to close down the peripheral with final sales taking place in January 2011 and interested users need to start making their purchases within the next couple of months. And existing users need not sweat as Apple will continue to support the Xserve even after it is discontinued.

Meanwhile, adding another item to the Mac Pro line up, Apple has come up with a replacement for the Xserve in the form of the Mac Pro Server. Built on the same chassis as the Mac Pro work station machines, the Mac Pro Server matches the hardware design of the Mac Pro range as well.

There are a lot of similarities between the Mac Pro Server and the Mac Pro, with the exception that the former will come with the OS X Snow Leopard Server which is an unlimited-client license version and is not available in the latter.

Mac Pro Server Specs

  • A single 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Xeon ‘Nehalem’ CPU
  • 8GB of ECC memory
  • Two 1TB hard drives
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server with unlimited-client license
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of video memory
  • One 18x DVD writer

Once an order is placed, the Mac Pro Server will ship within 2 to 4 weeks at a price of $2999.00.

One Response to “Apple Introduces Mac Pro Server with 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon ‘Nehalem’ CPU”

  1. Aaryn says:

    2 1TB hard drives is nice! Mac Pro is better than ever! I look forward to reading more Apple server related articles here. Thanks, Aaryn

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