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post #11 of 221
The Mac Pro isn't terribly overpriced("only" $300ish over) after looking at Lenovo and Dell workstations. MacPro issues.. Nehalem quads.. lol? Also, their graphics options are beyond silly - 5770 standard, absurd $$ to upgrade to 5870. No good for Adobe CS5 (Nvidia cards are better for hardware acceleration in that case).

Anyway even assuming Apple bothered to put 2011 hardware into their new Mac Pros, they wouldn't do good because it's pretty much "commodity pricing" for workstations. They'd much rather milk the Macbook Pro profits I'm sure. Their ROI on aluminum is much higher for laptops
 
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post #12 of 221
Lenovo is incredibly overpriced, minus the Thinkpads which are built like tanks. Dell too, for that matter.
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What a blow to the prebuilt workstations market. If this turns out people looking for a prebuilt workstation will have to settle for some stupid overpriced Dell or a HP which frankly just sucks. The Mac Pros are certainly the best prebuilt workstations you can buy.
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post #14 of 221
Seems like they just never bothered to give that system a decent update. Though honestly, it seems kind of dense not to expect people to move away from your product if it's super out of date. Derp.
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post #15 of 221
I'm not that surprised. Apple has a history of predicting the future, but making the transition too early. Look at their original imacs that had only USB ports. A couple of years later and it would have been fine, but it was so annoying at the time.

Eventually we're not going to have dedicated workstations. Instead, you'll have a moble device (something like and ultrabook) that you dock, allowing it access to faster processing power. Anyway, until that day, we'll need workstations and this move will piss off some old school apple users.
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post #16 of 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchmoSalt View Post
The Mac Pros are certainly the best prebuilt workstations you can buy.
No, they aren't.
post #17 of 221
Makes sense. PC workstations are cheaper and many of the tools available on OSX are also available on Win. In this economy anything a business can do to cut back has to be done. I know a lot of people that switched out old mac pros for win systems many self built. On top of CS5 being a joy to work with .
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post #18 of 221
Quote:
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What a blow to the prebuilt workstations market. If this turns out people looking for a prebuilt workstation will have to settle for some stupid overpriced Dell or a HP which frankly just sucks. The Mac Pros are certainly the best prebuilt workstations you can buy.
i see what you did there
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post #19 of 221
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This would mean Apple is abandoning the workstation market. Is this why Final Cut Pro X was so terrible?

Now will high end professionals have to settle with low end iMacs? It is probably cheaper to get a high end workstation from Dell, HP or other boutique.
Order is a little off.
Final Cut Pro was Terrible therefore sales are down therefore people on high end are building/buying PC workstations therefore Apple is considering moving from high end. So its not they abandon high in first and then released a pour Final Cut out of lack of passion.

I just did a client build for this very reason he had been working with Mac for years for production. Now he said many people are doing PC builds.
 
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This got me all worked up for nothing I should have hovered over the link for a few seconds since all i saw was "Apple May Dump High-End Mac Pro D" I jumped to the conclusion that apple ere about to lower their prices, my hands instictively sought after the zombie headchoppoing machete and my mind began piecing together a blueprint for a raft that i could make with a stapler, office furniture and scotch tape to survive the coming flash flood.

Event though I'm not that fond of Macs and never has been I've always fancied the desktops, overpriced, overhyped underachievers that they are. They still look quite good. Even the turquiose G3s please my eyes, i've got to two as bed stands (and no i don't get much action).
 
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