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Apple Xserve G5

Apple Xserve G5
alaScore 82

83 reviews

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Apple Xserve G5. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Xserve G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 83 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Xserve G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Apple Xserve G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the size. The price is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, size

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Apple Xserve G5

 

Apple has upgraded its successful Xserve to the PowerPC G5 platform. Combined with Apple's elegant management software and the new Xserve RAID NAS offering, the Xserve G5 is a powerful server solution for Mac and mixed-OS environments.

Powerful, expandable server system for Mac and mixed environments. Less susceptible than a Windows server to viruses and other attacks. Comprehensive, easy-to-use management software. Quiet. Unlimited client licenses. Xserve RAID attached storage can...

One less drive bay from the previous generation XServe G4, because of cooling concerns. No SATA drives in Xserve RAID

If you have a Mac-heavy or mixed computing environment, the Xserve G5 and Xserve RAID might be the right solution for your company. The overall package presents an elegant alternative to Windows or Linux setups, although you will give up the diversity...

Expert review by: P. J. Connolly (macworld.com)

Xserve G5

 

Apple took a pretty good server, the G4 Xserve, and made it even better. Although some problems remain, the Xserve G5 kicks butt effortlessly and looks good doing it.

OS license included in purchase ; easy administration and monitoring ; works well in mixed environments

Hardware-based RAID not built-in, as is the case with similar Intel-based servers

Apple's design team pulled off the impossible by throwing ten heat sensors and an intelligent fan subsystem into the Xserve case, and by using newly available 90-nanometer PowerPC G5 CPUs from IBM. Apple has also radically changed the server's front...

Sep, 2004
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Consumer review by: saswinns (ciao.com)

The name Panther Server

 

XServe. Apple Computer Xserve introduce the first time May 2002. This product is a computer class 1U-sized server. Xserve configurations sold with one or two PowerPC G4 processor 1.33 GHz speed. The server can store up to four hard-drive, an optical...

work together with dynamic

processor is a very easy to heat

May, 2009

Consumer review by: moosers (en.audiofanzine.com)

User review Apple Power PC G5 Dual 2.3 Ghz by moosers on Audiofanzine

 
Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: cj2304 (productreview.com.au)

Superb HTPC

 

I was lucky enough to find a new 2012 quad core model which I promptly ordered. I use this solely as a HTPC with Plex. The Mini is absolutely amazing. Since buying, I have installed an SSD and upgraded the ram to 16GB, something which you can't do with...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Zed95 (productreview.com.au)

Superb little computer

 

I was very excited to hear that quad-core processing was coming to the Mac Mini in late 2012, so I bought one as soon as they were available in Australia. Mac Minis are not only the cheapest way into a 'real' Apple computer; they're also arguably the...

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

The groundbreaking PowerPC G5 made its debut in Apple's Power Mac G5, enabling computer users to tackle projects never before possible on a desktop system. With the introduction of Xserve G5, the same processing performance is packed into a slim 1U form factor. Combine the super efficient PowerPC G5 with high bandwidth, server-optimized system I/O and fast internal storage, and Xserve G5 outperforms today's fastest 1U Xeon- and Opteron-based systems. In addition to robust hardware features, Xserve G5 comes complete with Mac OS X Server software, a host of powerful network services, and integrated remote management and monitoring tools. Easy to set up and easy to maintain, Xserve G5 with Mac OS X Server dramatically reduces the complexity of system administration and minimizes maintenance costs. This uniquely Apple integration results in superior performance, unparalleled manageability, and increased uptime - enabling organizations to lower their total cost of ownership and reduce the pressure on network administrators. Whether in small or large business, higher education or K-12 schools, creative departments, or science and technology research centers, the affordable Xserve G5 is the perfect server for today's new breed of UNIX-based solutions.

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Unknown
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output:Not Applicable
Wireless LAN: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition:No / Unknown
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Product Type:PC Server
Type:PC Server

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Not Applicable
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:G5
Processor Brand:IBM
Processor Number:Not Applicable / Unknown
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