Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro desktop arrives Thursday starting at $2,999

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  • Reply 41 of 297
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,500member
    melgross wrote: »
    Despite my daughter's enthusiasm at wanting my old Mac Pro once I get the new one. I'm going to wait until next year. I don't feel that this years chips are that much better than last years, and that the next chips will make up for that. Also the GPUs aren't the newest design either.

    I believe that next years models will offer much more performance.

    In addition, we are just now seeing Thunderbolt 2 drive towers. I'd rather see a second generation on that.

    I'm not even sure whether this model uses Express 2 or the new 3.

    ... But I've waited since 2009, I can't take it any more ...
  • Reply 42 of 297
    How quick do we see a new monitor get released? You would think TB2 and a slim down would be in order not to mention a 4k option.
  • Reply 43 of 297
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,500member
    Yeah, I remember when the most expensive/powerful computer made by Apple was the LaserWriter…
    They were wonderius beasts indeed. Remember the fun writing postscript manually to make crazy images? :D
  • Reply 44 of 297
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,500member
    melgross wrote: »
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    While I was buying Macs for my company before, my first Mac was the Quadra 950. I paid $6,000 for the base machine. $289 for the pro keyboard. And extra $400 to go from the 160 MB HDD to the 320. It came with a large amount of RAM for the day—8 MB. 48 MB more RAM cost me an additional $5,200. An extra MB of video RAM was $320. That was for CPU graphics. A Radius card was $3,650. A NEC 21" graphics multi sync monitor was $3,400. I installed the first CD player in N America, at least. It was a Toshiba 2x player, the fastest at the time. That cost $750. I had to machine out my Mac in my machine shop to do it.

    Take inflation into account, and it was expensive. Multiply by 1.7. Wow! I just did the math. It comes out to just over $34,000. It's strange. It didn't seem to be that much then. Sigh! I suppose we were just used to it back then.

    Things are so CHEAP These days!

    We Apple Centre owners loved people like you. :D
  • Reply 45 of 297

    We are going toward Mini's and away from the iMac's. We have a slew of 27" iMacs and when it is time to upgrade, it is expensive. Anxiously waiting for Haswell to hit the Mini's.

  • Reply 46 of 297
    it's small enough (and my foot big enough) to be a stocking stuffer;-)
  • Reply 47 of 297
    aelegg wrote: »
     
    It's small enough to easily fit down any Chimney.

    Here's hoping Santa accidently drops one down ours!


    Merry Christmas all.


    Just one?

    I'll take two!  Not dropped, of course...

    Shaken not stirred...
  • Reply 48 of 297
    iw16w8sh0v wrote: »
    We are going toward Mini's and away from the iMac's. We have a slew of 27" iMacs and when it is time to upgrade, it is expensive. Anxiously waiting for Haswell to hit the Mini's.

    I'd love to see mini specs in a pro form factor for $1800 less than the pro. It will be interesting to see how the pro's design filters down into the rest of the desktop product line
  • Reply 49 of 297
    iw16w8sh0v wrote: »
    We are going toward Mini's and away from the iMac's. We have a slew of 27" iMacs and when it is time to upgrade, it is expensive. Anxiously waiting for Haswell to hit the Mini's.

    My first reaction was: where is he going to get a minicomputer?

    Ha!

    Then I remembered a talk by Guy Kawasaki where he described the dilemma facing a customer choosing between a microcomputer and a minicomputer.. He said the guy just sat there -- in one hand was his Apple and in the other hand was his Wang.
  • Reply 50 of 297
    neilm wrote: »
    However when we needed a new workstation earlier this month, I ordered a BTO 27" iMac, optioned-up with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, quad 3.5GHz i7, and upgraded Nvidia GTX 780M 4GB graphics. List price is $2749, plus tax etc. That's $250 less than the bare base price of the new Mac Pro, except that for that money we also get a new 27" display otherwise worth $1000.

    That's a hell of a deal!

    Just curious... what is the performance difference between the top-of-the-line iMac vs the entry-level new Mac Pro?
  • Reply 51 of 297
    melgross wrote: »
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    While I was buying Macs for my company before, my first Mac was the Quadra 950. I paid $6,000 for the base machine. $289 for the pro keyboard. And extra $400 to go from the 160 MB HDD to the 320. It came with a large amount of RAM for the day—8 MB. 48 MB more RAM cost me an additional $5,200. An extra MB of video RAM was $320. That was for CPU graphics. A Radius card was $3,650. A NEC 21" graphics multi sync monitor was $3,400. I installed the first CD player in N America, at least. It was a Toshiba 2x player, the fastest at the time. That cost $750. I had to machine out my Mac in my machine shop to do it.

    Take inflation into account, and it was expensive. Multiply by 1.7. Wow! I just did the math. It comes out to just over $34,000. It's strange. It didn't seem to be that much then. Sigh! I suppose we were just used to it back then.

    Things are so CHEAP These days!

    We Apple Centre owners loved people like you. :D

    The days of 40% net dealer margins were wonderful. $5000 monitors, $3500 video cards, $1600 memory upgrades, $15,000 drum scanners, $8000 laser printers, $65,000 imagesetters. Oh and the $10,000 Mac IIfx and $4500 Mac IIci.

    In the 80s-90s, I was a wholesale sales rep for Caribbean Computer Exports, who were the sole wholesale distributor for Apple for the Caribbean, Central and South America, and based in the US Virgin Islands.

    When CompUSA started selling apple products, it became cheaper for our dealers to buy from them than us, and the company went under.

    Interesting that Apple still has 30-40% margins on most of their product line
  • Reply 52 of 297
    winterwinter Posts: 1,238member
    melgross wrote: »
    :\
    While I was buying Macs for my company before, my first Mac was the Quadra 950. I paid $6,000 for the base machine. $289 for the pro keyboard. And extra $400 to go from the 160 MB HDD to the 320. It came with a large amount of RAM for the day—8 MB. 48 MB more RAM cost me an additional $5,200. An extra MB of video RAM was $320. That was for CPU graphics. A Radius card was $3,650. A NEC 21" graphics multi sync monitor was $3,400. I installed the first CD player in N America, at least. It was a Toshiba 2x player, the fastest at the time. That cost $750. I had to machine out my Mac in my machine shop to do it.

    Take inflation into account, and it was expensive. Multiply by 1.7. Wow! I just did the math. It comes out to just over $34,000. It's strange. It didn't seem to be that much then. Sigh! I suppose we were just used to it back then.

    Things are so CHEAP These days!

    That's incredible when you think about it. You really tricked out your system. Things are so cheap these days because the dollar has shrunk in value over the decades. It no longer means as much as it used to.

    Also maybe on Thursday they silently update the Mac mini : D
  • Reply 53 of 297

    But I already have a trashcan in my office... <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 54 of 297

    I want this one.

    Can you buy me one?

    Anyone?

     

    Funny, I gave only 500$ less for my current iMac, but right now i cannot afford it.

  • Reply 55 of 297
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by melgross View Post



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    While I was buying Macs for my company before, my first Mac was the Quadra 950. I paid $6,000 for the base machine. $289 for the pro keyboard. And extra $400 to go from the 160 MB HDD to the 320. It came with a large amount of RAM for the day—8 MB. 48 MB more RAM cost me an additional $5,200. An extra MB of video RAM was $320. That was for CPU graphics. A Radius card was $3,650. A NEC 21" graphics multi sync monitor was $3,400. I installed the first CD player in N America, at least. It was a Toshiba 2x player, the fastest at the time. That cost $750. I had to machine out my Mac in my machine shop to do it.



    Take inflation into account, and it was expensive. Multiply by 1.7. Wow! I just did the math. It comes out to just over $34,000. It's strange. It didn't seem to be that much then. Sigh! I suppose we were just used to it back then.



    Things are so CHEAP These days!

    Ha! I used to own a NeXTStation Turbo Color.......cost me over $15,000 back then.

  • Reply 56 of 297
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

     

    "Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro desktop arrives Thursday..."

    "Apple's much anticipated new high-end Mac Pro desktop, in a completely new and unique cylindrical design completely manufactured in America, will become available to order starting Thursday..."

     

     

    "Apple said the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order on Thursday through its online store, Apple's retail stores, and select authorized Apple resellers. No word was given on when shipments may arrive."


     

    Really? Did AI fire all its editors?

     

    -kpluck

  • Reply 57 of 297
    Why no fusion drive? 1TB is way too little. I'm not complaining, but this really marks the end of the expandable Mac.
  • Reply 58 of 297
    We Apple Centre owners loved people like you. :D

    Are you the founder/owner of Apple Centre? The chain that is still around, with many stores in The Netherlands?
    kpluck wrote: »
    Did AI fire all its editors?

    Which editors? Never got the impression they have those over here. Sadly.
  • Reply 59 of 297
    alienzed wrote: »
    Why no fusion drive? 1TB is way too little. I'm not complaining, but this really marks the end of the expandable Mac.

    Fusion uses serial ATA. there's no SATA port in the new pro.

    Since you can hang all kinds of storage off of it via TB2 or USB3, I suggest you read the specs again before criticizing a lack of expandability.
  • Reply 60 of 297
    kpluck wrote: »
     
    <p style="margin-bottom:15px;margin-top:0px;">[SIZE=18px]"Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro desktop arrives Thursday..."[/SIZE]</p>

    [SIZE=18px]"Apple's much anticipated new high-end Mac Pro desktop, in a completely new and unique cylindrical design completely manufactured in America, will become available to order starting Thursday..."[/SIZE]

     

    [SIZE=18px]"Apple said the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order on Thursday through its online store, Apple's retail stores, and select authorized Apple resellers. No word was given on when shipments may arrive."[/SIZE]

    Really? Did AI fire all its editors?

    -kpluck

    Pretty clear to me:

    The new Mac Pro will be on display in Apple Stores on Thursday.

    When they will arrive at other resellers is not yet known.

    When they will arrive if you order one on Thursday is not yet known.
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