Originally Posted by Lemon Bon Bon.
Car analogies suck. Your last paragraph is intriguing. A bit of expansion on what kind of 'hint' you think it is? Mind you, I can't put it past Apple to make the 24 incher the 'middle' of it's new all LED line up. £550 quid for a 24 inch monitor is outrageous. I may as well plump the rest down for a 30 incher...and suck it up.
I normally don't like them either, but sometimes they do work, if they are stated properly. I think this one works.
We can't be making comparisons between LED BL monitors and non LED BL monitors, because of the large price difference.
Apple's "packaging" of the monitor costs too. The aluminum foot, shell, and removable glass front certainly add to the cost. even the more complex stands of some other models don't cost as much to build.
Mac Pro being a workstation is an obvious statement. It is. And it is more than competitively priced against other vendors.
Yes it should be, but to some people, you just have to say it. This was for the forum in general, not to you particularly.
However, I disagree that it doesn't have competition. Every desktop has competition of monies. Do I go for the iMac or the Pro. Or ideally the hole in the middle supplied by the Dell i7 that's recently become available. Said desktop will comfortably beat the iMac to snot and give the Mac Pro a fringe pull.
I didn't say it doesn't have competition, just that the competition is mostly from other workstations.
Sure, a very few might upgrade from the idea of buying an iMac, and far less likely, from a Mini, but most people won't. In general, it's not competition for either of those.
Is it competition? I think it is. And if Apple offered it in it's line up alongside the 'ageing' Mac Pro I think that competition would elect i7 desktop the winner. Meh. It's an academic argument.
And your iPod comparison holds some water. If Apple sells giant iPod iMac Macs to consumers who are feeling the spa waters of the Mac experience then who says they're wrong, eh?
Just me and the other handful of Mini-tower wannabees.
Now, you see, you are talking to one of the very first to call for a mini tower version of the Powermac G5! I even gave some plans I drew up to a couple of my friends in Apple's engineering management. Since they know my background, they looked them over, and said it would work, but was not in the plans of Apple to do one.
*Watches sky for Mac Pro update.
As you know by now, me too!
I've been wondering if this new monitor may just signal a new line of machines, perhaps the very ones we've been talking about for so long now.
It does seem expensive for a MB buyer. If the Mini gets the interface, it would be expensive for it as well.
It's not expensive for the MBP of course, but that seems to me to be such a limited market for a new monitor, I can't help but wonder.
I suppose it would be good for new Mac Pros, and they, along with other machines, will be available shortly.
New Intel cpu's, but not i7's will be out in early January, which could indicate new iMacs and Mini's about the time of Macworld, second week of January.
It wouldn't be uncommon for Apple to announce new machines for a few weeks after the announcement.