Originally Posted by wizard69
As to what is up their sleeves, no knowledgeable hints here. I will say that the continued hardware delays in the face of chip set availability tends to indicate a very large overhaul of the line up. Let's face Nvidia and Intel have some nice hardware that could go into both the iMac and Mini right now. The lack of updates here indicate that the new machines coming will be a far bigger overhaul than the wanted updates. The big unknown, like you hint at here, is just how will those machines be configured.
Well, after the G4 debacle, Apple blew the barn doors off with the G5. Few Mac Pro updates since then have been as memorable.
I guess we're about due for a massive update this time...(the Mac Pro has been limping around with naff gpu as standard and no high end consumer option for ages.)
This time we can look forward to a new OS, new Cosmetic Case design (external mainly, I'm guessing...), the Xeon Nehalem, a 280 (at least, though the 290-ish is out there and Ati are imminent with a card that's set to outdo the 4870x2 by 20-30%!) and new memory, more as standard eg 4 gigs, bigger hard drive as standard. Should be a Terrabyte drive as standard this time.
It should be one hell of a computer. But I, along with Macworld Mag'
, will mark it down if there is no option for a cheaper entry model. And the i7 consumer chip is the ideal way to bring Mac Pro costs down in a Credit Crunch.
Personally, I'm hoping for a more compact case...but I don't mind being ostentatious (spelling?)
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