4 posts • joined Wednesday 14th October 2009 09:17 GMT
Hp playing catchup... To Dell!
So, HP finally release details of their Nehalem EX based servers and we can expect them by the end of June. Great, but didn't Dell launch their Nehalem EX servers at the end of April? Two months late to market? Come on HP, what exactly are you spending all your R&D budget these days?
I also note that spec-for-spec the new HP Proliant DL580 G7 looks identical to the Dell Poweredge R910. So, two months late to market and you couldn't even do a better job than Dell... Brilliant.
Yeah, I'm sure buying a notebook from Dell gives you a real feel for what it would be like to procure a $multi-million datacenter refresh from the same manufacturer. Just as I'm sure buying a VW Polo would give you a real feel for what it's like to buy a Bugatti Veyron, I mean, they're both VW products after all...
Yes, you could drive to Edinburg(sic) in a Mercedes Benz SL55 rather than a Ford Ka, but you'd look like a complete tosser with more money than sense.
You could also surf the web and knock out the odd letter on a Macbook Air rather than a £300 Windows notebook, but... Oh, I think you know where this is going.
Both devices will do the job just fine, and Windows 7 really does go a long way to close the 'user experience' gap, so why is everyone getting so wound up? For most normal people budget is the most important buying criteria, however, if you absolutely must project some sort of 'image' then I'm sure your posh Merc and your fancy Mac will make you very happy.