Dear ashraman, hmurchison, & Friends
I'm really excited about tomorrow's event, but I don't know if it'll hold anything special for this Photoshop user. I was too scared to order the new Mac Pro when it was first announced on April 4 because I thought new displays might be introduced tomorrow.
I began to doubt the likelihood of seeing something better than Apple's 30" Cinema Display, but now that I look at it, wouldn't Apple like to offer a new display in the US$3000 price range? The question is, would that be a larger display, a better display, both, or nothing at all?
If there is a new display, the next question would be, how can I afford it? I have my wife's blessing on the new eight-core Mac Pro with the 30" Cinema Display, and she also let me buy the Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Fireworks upgrades, and she let me buy Lightroom back in February. If I ask for an additional US$1500-2000 for an upgraded display, she may kick me out of the house.
We're replacing our six-year-old workstation, a 733MHz Power Mac G4 with 1.25GB of RAM and two big CRTs. We're hoping the new Mac Pro running Photoshop CS3 won't take a full minute to save a layered 16-bit file (125MB), as it does on our current workstation, at least when iTunes is playing music at the same time.
Have any Mac sites announced that they're going to offer live coverage from the event?