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#161 of 249 Keith Plucker

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Posted August 14 2013 - 11:26 AM

Be careful what you wish for:
http://www.marco.org...ridge-ep-prices

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I was under the impression the new Mac Pro has a single CPU socket. Is that not correct? Isn't the 2600 line of CPUs in that AT article for dual socket systems and the 1600 line for single socket systems?

 

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Posted August 23 2013 - 02:23 PM

Missed opportunity to shout 'Made in the USA'


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Posted August 24 2013 - 05:27 AM

I've been unimpressed with the Apple's recent hollow ads. The Mac Pro ad seems mis-matched for a movie-going audience, who are not interested in a GPU-centric $3500 system. And the "Design in California" ad is too ego-centric.



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Posted August 24 2013 - 11:27 AM

I've been unimpressed with the Apple's recent hollow ads. The Mac Pro ad seems mis-matched for a movie-going audience, who are not interested in a GPU-centric $3500 system. And the "Design in California" ad is too ego-centric.

 

They are clearly aimed at the "Apple doesn't innovate crowd"  - and are there for boosting the Apple brand, not selling Mac Pros.

 

As for the price --  we shall see. 


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Posted August 24 2013 - 08:01 PM

My only sense of price is from podcast guesstimates based on intel and nvidia chip prices. It could start at $999 for all I know :)

This thing is going to sell gangbusters for the research and engineering crowd. GPU processing is the new hotness among the Matlab crowd, with cuda support becoming easier. So having an easy and monster GPU system to throw at those problems should be popular.

I don't need one. But I know a few folks who would want it.

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Posted September 06 2013 - 08:36 AM

Well, I finally did it, put my Mac Pro up on CL, so its curtains for mine.  If curious, the link is under the spoiler!


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Posted September 19 2013 - 10:48 AM

End of an era, my Mac Pro (and 20" 2007 era iMac) are gone. Craigslist success story!

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Posted September 19 2013 - 03:09 PM

Are those monies earmarked for the new Mac Pro?

I'm curious what the enthusiast crowd will do with the new Mac Pro. Normal users, like you and Ron, have bought the Mac Pro to get the fastest system possible in your home office. But the new Mac Pro is built for GPU processing. It could be great for enthusiast video production. It's a lot of money for email and web browsing.

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Posted September 20 2013 - 07:41 AM

This is going to sound dumb Dave but the only reason I -really- needed a Mac Pro was for hard disk expandability. Thunderbolt solved that for me. Moving to a 27" iMac was really smooth and no complaints. Lr works beautifully on it and does not benefit from 8 cores and the GPU is plenty fast enough on it.

Would I love the new trashcan Mac Pro? Sure. Do I need its power vice what I have now? Nope.

So, that $1200 is going to next month's iPad refresh, my trip to Yosemite for my Cousin's wedding, and if there is anything left, towards Xbox One and PS4 stuff.

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Posted September 27 2013 - 10:14 AM

Macrumors posted rumored new benchmarks of upcoming "low end" Mac Pro CPU.

 

The sad news? When I google that processor, pricing comes up at $1723. Unless Apple's getting a sweet deal, or if there's a lower end processor available at launch, I don't see how they meet their previous entry-level price of $2499. It's starting to look like an iMac world for me.



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Posted September 27 2013 - 02:05 PM

I am curious why Macrumors considers that a low end processor? It has 8 cores (16 threads) and 25MB of cache. Intel has other processors in that line with 4 or 6 cores and 10-12MB of cache. One of those processors would seem to be better suited for the "low end" label.

 

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Posted September 27 2013 - 06:22 PM

No idea Keith. Hopefully there will be a lower cost alternative for those of us who want to stay south of $3K.



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Posted October 22 2013 - 10:49 AM

For $2999 - it's better priced than I thought. I have to admit that it's likely these will sell well in the entertainment market. Sam - what are your thoughts? 



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Posted October 22 2013 - 10:58 AM

It's a beautiful box but too rich for my blood.  The current iMac will carry me until there's a 4k iMac.  Envious of everyone who gets one for sure!


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Posted October 22 2013 - 04:35 PM

To steal a quote from a Saturday Night Live skit (spoilerized for those who are sensitive to such language)...today's Apple announcements made me

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Posted October 22 2013 - 05:48 PM

You're gonna need a stack of hundies to get one tho Carlo =))


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Posted October 23 2013 - 04:50 AM

I had planned on getting a new iMac this fall (I'm currently running a 2009 model), but I gotta say, I am considering the MacPro now. The $2999 config is VERY useable for a "low-end" config. I would want to upgrade the SSD to 512, but other than that it's more than good to go for my needs. Course, I'd have to buy the 27" monitor as well. Decisions, decisions...


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Posted October 23 2013 - 06:20 AM

I'm betting the monitors will all refresh in December too....


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Posted October 23 2013 - 12:22 PM

Awesome detail.  THIS is why it took so long for the new Mac Pro:

http://atomicdelight...kes-the-mac-pro


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Posted October 23 2013 - 02:31 PM

I'm betting the monitors will all refresh in December too....

If 4K Apple Cinema Displays were coming they would have said something at the event.  So what is a refresh going to be -- switching from Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt 2 while keeping the panel identical?


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