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Topic # 119714 11-Jun-2013 09:32
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I see Apple have sext'd their new Mac Pro to the world .... wonder which of my children I should sell to have one ? ;-)

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  Reply # 833991 11-Jun-2013 10:02
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That new Mac Pro looks awesome, but it has a very targeted market




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  Reply # 833999 11-Jun-2013 10:13
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My guess is it will start around $6000 NZD. Whats the going rate for a child?




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  Reply # 834347 11-Jun-2013 17:21
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jarledb: My guess is it will start around $6000 NZD. Whats the going rate for a child?

I'd say you could have a new Mac Pro and a Thunderbolt cable for the average child...




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  Reply # 834363 11-Jun-2013 18:11
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jarledb: My guess is it will start around $6000 NZD. Whats the going rate for a child?

I'd say you could have a new Mac Pro and a Thunderbolt cable for the average child...


Yeah, but probably only Thunderbolt 1, not Thunderbolt 2.

Interesting concept, with the convection assisted cooling and the focus on making the things inside work well (e.g. super fast PCIe SSD) and most of the user expansion options being outside the box... err outside the cylinder.

Hope it helps drive thunderbolt sales and development, so it becomes more affordable for the rest of us.

In some forums there are people with investment in existing PCIe cards and internal drives that aren't so pleased about it. Plus the inevitable complaints about no DVD/optical disk drive.






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The part I found interesting is the twin GPUs with only 1 used for Graphics.

With GrandCentral and OpenGL and other technologies I can see the 2nd GPU being used to off load a LOT of tasks from the CPU.

The initial benchmarks I think are simply NOT showing remotely what the capabilities of this machine are.

Nice thing is, I hope to be @ 1 Infinite Loop in September, so I hope I get to play.... going as a shopper, nothing more, but hey if they want to give me a tour... I'm up for it Smile



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  Reply # 849398 4-Jul-2013 20:12
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no offense but I thought it was my toilet brush holder

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  Reply # 849472 5-Jul-2013 07:41
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Soldered in RAM and SSD.
I would think twice.




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  Reply # 849483 5-Jul-2013 08:06
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Shindig: Soldered in RAM and SSD.


Of course it is.

It's Apple.

I love it. I want it. I don't need it. I want it.




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  Reply # 849501 5-Jul-2013 08:59
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Shindig: Soldered in RAM and SSD.
I would think twice.


The photos show both the RAM and the SSD are socketed.
So I am not sure where you got this FUD from.

The main issue is the GPUs are on non standard cards (size/shape) and are never likely to be a "cheap" commodity upgrade in the future, Cheap being very relative in the arena of Graphics cards.


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