I wish everyone would stop bashing this thing.
When you see a PC innovate this much and get that much power into a form factor the size of a small wastepaper basket, I will buy it.
You have no reason to believe it is difficult to maintain or upgrade, or even that it is a single processor configuration. Given how much we now know they can fit into that form factor, how can you say it's not possible it's dual-proc compatible?
Haters be hatin, but seriously, I think it's ridiculous to decide that it's a horrible design based on pictures of it that look beautiful and simple to upgrade. The FirePro card looks like you can just pop it out and swap in a new one. Besides which, the computing power in that form factor is still insane considering what we're getting with things of similar sizes like mini-ITX configs which don't yet offer LGA2011 or something like the Alienware X51, also without LGA2011. The point of this is that the compute power is about all that you can cram into a form factor like that, and then you can daisy chain 36 Thunderbolt 2 devices with a theoretical data speed of 20GB/s. If you can find a device on the market today that can hit that bandwidth ceiling, I want it. Because quite frankly, if a top-of-the-line LGA2011 workstation-class processor and dual FirePros with a PCIe SSD isn't enough for you, the crazy Thunderbolt 2 expandability is meant to be enough to satisfy virtually any requirement you need.
Also, this is probably going to be lots less than people expect because it's Apple. When an employee showed the original iPhone to a then-RIM exec, he told him that you couldn't fit that power and functionality into a device of that size for less than $5000.
I love how when a computer with an entirely unique design seems to fit impossible amounts of compute power inside and didn't seem even possible to manufacture before it was revealed, the OCN community will scream "MORE MORE MORE" because it's not perfect for an enthusiast in every regard, just because it's Apple.