LOL, you're just not going to get it, are you LBB? There's more to this market than you seem to understand.
Yeah, I remember similar voices saying that about the 'low cost' Mac. Yet the Mac Mini we now have. And the anti-Intel argument way back.
(If they offered a decent quad mid-tower range I'm sure they'd sell twice the amount over the Mac Pros. But we'll have no way of knowing unless they make one.)
And the iMac competes and includes a screen.
Take the screen away and boost the specs to a quad and better gpu.
The 8800GT and Quad 2.4 gig Conroe are dirty cheap.
A decent £995 tower is a reality.
It's up to Apple.
It must sure be complicated for Apple to compete on GPUs...they strip down the ram and offer way out of date gpus like the 7300 while the 2600 Pro gets 256 megs instead of 512.
Ati and Nividia have new, cooler, better, cheaper, faster cards coming. I hope the Pro and iMac gets the option for them.
Programmer, your arguments are out of date. Apple are on Intel now. So they have to compete.
They'll probably add a sub-notebook and i hope they add a Mid-tower while they're at it.
Blue Ocean? Meh. I don't care as long as I get decent gpus and/or a mid-tower that gives me and PC owning friends more choice. It's about time they allowed us to fit a greater range of gpus. ie more than one for the iMac would be a start.
We'll see about the price range on the new Penryn based Mac Pros...but I'm not optimistic they're going to be any cheaper...
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