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Hey I am not a fan of Apple, but even I know the Mac Book Pro Line is their only product worth buying. Its well built and comparable to most Laptops from other manufacturers. Only way to get a better one is custom built Sager/Clevo/Asus

The iMac is pretty good too when you consider that the display alone would cost ~$250 for the 21.5" model and $900 for the 27" model if you went custom-built. Quad-core SB across the board, 6970M in the $2000 model. It's actually not priced badly compared to tower + monitor combos from Windows PC manufacturers, and when you consider that it's in a slim all in one and you're also technically paying for the R&D and employees Apple needs to develop for OS X... it's not a bad deal.

I agree that the MacBook Pro is their best computer, though. The MacBook Air targets a completely different group than OCN'ers and it serves a good purpose for some people, but none of those people are on OCN so I won't bother... unless you're a basic user who would only see a benefit from the SSD (standard on all models which is nice), doesn't need too much processing power, wants enough graphics power to play flash games, and likes a thin and light laptop it serves no purpose. The white MacBook has been discontinued I believe; if it's still available then it's a piece of junk with technology that became outdated years ago. The Mac Mini isn't priced very competitively performance wise, but it is a little ITX box... eh.

The Mac Pro is one Apple product that serves absolutely no purpose except for idiots with too much money and people who are too lazy to either edit kexts and make a hackintosh or try linux.
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Im so sorry to say this , whoever go's and buys a mac pro .. theres something wrong wit ya .

They are not worth the price tag , not even half . How do they justify such a price ?

Custom built pc > mac pro

$2000 > $5000

Quality > brand name

I couldnt care less what monitor it came with , i can go buy one .. with the $1500+ change i got left over from building a custom pc .
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Even as somebody that doesn't like Apple, that was COMPLETELY uncalled for.
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Well you know, 8 cores with 2 5870's is worth way more than 20k.
    
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Well you know, 8 cores with 2 5870's is worth way more than 20k.

roughly , you might get some change to buy a softdrink for the trip home .
    
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how is this good? IMO the only reason to own a mac is if you need a workstation for professional graphics design, animation, or music production.

macs are worthless for anything else. i always thought they should stop selling everything else. then we would have fewer tools who buy macbooks because they are a status symbol.

mac laptops for 99% of people = coach bags.
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On the surface, Mac Pros seem expensive. They are using more costly workstation parts like Xeons and ECC ram iirc. However, if you compare it against other workstations by Dell and HP, it is only a little bit more expensive. Dell and HP have longer warranties than Apple (without Apple Care) by default iirc.

I have been in agreement with Duckie and lordikon when they say it is not worth it for some companies to build their own workstations, so they buy OEM workstations.

It just seems like Apple is turning their backs on the professional market. First it was the XServe. Now it can possibly be the Mac Pro. These must have not sold well at all for Apple to make this decision.
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So.. selling the same hardware for 2-3x the price doesn't work?

Surely this will set a precedent for the entire industry.
It's actually $1000 consistently for the base model single processor Mac Pro (with any processor option upgrade) than an equiv. from say Dell. The dual processor models are actually on par price-wise.
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This would really piss me off. Apple's just begging to get people to violate its license agreement and install OS X on non-Apple computers if they drop the Mac Pro from the lineup; a powerful computer is damned useful for video encoding and other artistic/creative tasks. Why would Apple basically screw over such a core demographic?
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It just seems like Apple is turning their backs on the professional market. First it was the XServe. Now it can possibly be the Mac Pro. These must have not sold well at all for Apple to make this decision.
Apple's been ignoring enterprise customers for decades, but they still have some serious clout in more creative circles. Seeing Apple drop their workstation model is surprising (even if it didn't sell well to general consumers).
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This would really piss me off. Apple's just begging to get people to violate its license agreement and install OS X on non-Apple computers if they drop the Mac Pro from the lineup; a powerful computer is damned useful for video encoding and other artistic/creative tasks. Why would Apple basically screw over such a core demographic?


Apple's been ignoring enterprise customers for decades, but they still have some serious clout in more creative circles. Seeing Apple drop their workstation model is surprising (even if it didn't sell well to general consumers).
It'd definitely suck but you can't blame them if they're getting low sales. They might instead make a higher end iMac with a more powerful (non-xeon) processor.
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