In what is probably the first of many announcements in the week leading up to the San Francisco MacWorld Expo, Apple has announced new models of the Mac Pro and the Xserve. The key differences between these and their forebears is that they are using a newer Intel chip that can reach up to 3.2 GHz, and subsystems that are dramatically faster too.

The details are many, so I won’t bore you with them here. For info on the Mac Pro:

and the Xserve:

Keep in mind that, although Apple says these are available “today,” the Apple Store says that these will take anywhere from 3-5 days to 3-5 weeks to ship, depending on the configuration. (Hint: Don’t add the Nvidia video card if you need this soon!) Naturally, I recommend that you let others shake out the bugs for a month or so before diving in yourself.

[Written by Kem Tekinay]