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It's consumers that don't care about it. They don't sell well enough. I actually think consumers aren't informed well enough about the Mac Mini. People who are unfamiliar with computers can't possibly see a Mini compared to a standard PC box and assume the small box can replace the larger one when it's 1/20th the size and yet in many cases the Mini will be faster. They could do with having a poster that shows that the Mini can replace their old plastic towers.It's also the...
It's matte black on the inside:Even if the inside parts are separate pieces and screwed together, I'd expect they'd be able to roughen up the outer shells. I don't think it would be easy to make the call on which looks better without seeing the two models together. Apple tends to make multiple versions so they must have decided this shiny one either looked the best or had the most efficient manufacturing process.
Intel actually prices the 6-core Xeon and 6-core i7 the same. A 6-core i7-4930K is $583 and the Mac Pro's 6-core E5-1650v2 is $583:http://ark.intel.com/products/77780http://ark.intel.com/products/75780/Using a 6-core i7 alone wouldn't be any cheaper. The price issue with the Mac Pro seems to come from Apple putting higher margins on it due to the target audience. They try to aim for as high gross margins as they can get away with.If you take rough parts cost (not retail...
It's so that the posers who own them can check their makeup regularly. I suspect it's a style choice - the iPod backs are shiny. When Apple makes a new version of a product, it generally makes the previous one look old by comparison. I'd say that's true when you see them next to each other:The shiny metal takes on the colors from the surrounding objects and in some settings appears silver, in others dark black. You can see in that image, it looks like chrome at the bottom...
And for some reason aren't as vocal about HP's or Dell's offerings despite also being expensive. They also seem to assume that a high purchase price means a high cost but the cost or loss is in the depreciation. Macs don't depreciate any faster than PCs, typically it's at a lower rate. Definitely slower than the resale value of some hacked together box with separate warranties on everything, which might not be transferrable to a new owner.Adobe uses a whitelist rather than...
That one's a dual 12-core but still, if you were to add dual workstation GPUs and the extra power supply required, it would get up to the $14k mark.For people who would rather have 24-cores, it's possible to buy two entry 12-core Mac Pros at $6500 each = $13k. HP's cheapest 24-core with a GPU would be just over $10k.
The Cinebench scores here:http://www.macworld.com/article/2082568/lab-tested-new-mac-pro-is-the-speedster-weve-been-waiting-for-finally.html?page=2show the top-end i7 iMac with 61 seconds and the 8-core Mac Pro at 37 seconds.The top-end iMac with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 780M costs $2749.The base 8-core MP with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, dual D300 costs $5099.The Mac Pro costs 85% more and is 65% faster with the CPU (the benefit depends on the CPU task). The dual D300 should still...
They mark up the FirePros considerably and they use different drivers. The DIY builders would probably stick with 7970s:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1594669These use 250W each and are around $500 for 6GB versions.$90 case + $2750 CPU + $1000 GPUs + $540 motherboard + $200 1kW Power Supply (650W would be pushing it for 2x250W GPUs + 130W CPU) + OWC 960GB PCIe SSD $1200 + $840 RAM + $100 cooling equipment + $200 Windows.Even if you went this route and nearly...
You can use a clipping mask like so:http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-illustrator-cc/creating-a-basic-clipping-mask/That would let you adjust the outline in Illustrator. Alternatively in Photoshop, save the cropped part out as a PSD (selection > copy > new file > paste > save as) and use File > Place in Illustrator.
It used the high-end GPUs - the D700. I don't think 12-core vs 8-core would make much of a difference for real-time processing. It's pretty impressive that Apple essentially managed to ship dual W9000 GPUs for $1000 even though that's deducting the price of the entry GPU. W9000s retail for $3400 each. It doesn't really matter if they only perform like 7970s because 7970s cost over $400 each anyway. The performance-per-dollar there is really competitive if you were to try...
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