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This might not be the case. Remember the current Haswell based laptops, that are shipping, have processors optimized for low thermal power while bumping GPU performance considerably. This has resulted in either slight increases in CPU performance or in some cases regressions.Depending upon the route Apple takes with the desktop machines we could see a strong CPU performance increase from higher clock rates. With so many variants of the Haswell chip and its GPU...
Kuo is an idiot analyst that really doesn't know anything. It is silly to listen to these guys because they have no basis for their projections.
I'd hardly call that a delay! Especially considering that intel hasn't even completed its Haswell launch yet. It will be the second half of the year before all of Intels Haswell hardware launches.This so called delay is more of case of some analysts expectations not being meant. I suspect Intel will launch when they have a good product to sell instead of launching on artificial calendar dates.
There are many reasons, only Apple really knows.It is a terrible choice for people that expect to keep the machine for any length of time. This so bugs me that I never recommend an iMac to people looking for computer purchasing support. In the iMacs the thermal problems are such that the disk is a special order item, so not only is it hard to get to you can't source parts through mainstream suppliers. It is like three strikes and you are out.
Repeating the same theme over and over doesn't create truth either. You say it is all about upsell and I see that as bull crap. The fact is the three machines in Apple desktop line up serve different markets, needs or desires. The person that would be happy with a Mini will not be shopping for a Mac Pro. People that don't like unserviceable all in ones won't be looking at the iMac at all. You want to believe that the iMac is attractive enough to pull the users of...
Actually I was a bit disappointed when the Mini went to an internal power supply a few years back.The thing here is that Apples laptops are easy to service to the extent that they can be serviced. So why make the desktops a pain in the ass?I do believe that some design decision could use a public explanation.I don't see it as funny at all. The two machines service entirely different markets. Looking at the Mini the Intel GPUs are getting to the point that many/most...
Which wold be drivers that the video card companies cold write.There are all sorts of problems with putting the GPU far from the CPU. All designs of the last few years have evolved around the GPU being as close to the CPU as possible with the eventual evolution being full heterogeneous computing. The off board GPU idea is essentially moving the GPU in the wrong direction.The two are hardly related, there are few card that load the PCI Express bus as much as GPU card...
If the rational is to allow the Mac Pro to get more traction via TB then I'd have to say Apple would be nuts with that reasoning. I see volume as key here, originally TB 2 wasn't scheduled to ship until 2014 so Apple is apparently pushing hard for this. So if anything does limit TB 2 to the Mac Pro it is likely to be volume.It would be a fantastic move forward.Yes it would. It would be great if they did a partial to the MBP and left the Mini and iMac till 2014.
Good point. Haswell has been working out really well in the products shipping so far. We can only hope that the Mini leverages Haswell as effectively. At this point we are likely only talking a couple of months as you state, something prospective customers should note.
There is a lot of nonsense in this post.If you want to believe that then I guess there is really little I can do to stop you.The Mini is limited by the total wattage that the chassis can support. It doesn't have a GPU because there is little advantage to having one considering the power limitations of the platform. In fact Intel has come so far with their GPU's that i can see Apple dropping discrete GPU's from some other products. The only real way for the Mini to...
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