Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 15:16 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Apple Just as everyone suspected, Apple updated its various lines of desktop computers today, bringing speed and performance improvements across the board. Mac Pro, iMac, and the Mac Mini were all upgraded, and especially for the Mini, it was a long time coming. The Mac Pro sees the most changes.
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This is really the point, is it not? If you really need ECC memory, get it, pay for it, use it.

What if you don't?

Let's not change the subject. Your original claim was that the "pro" in Mac Pro was marketing spin. I explained why it is not.

The problem is NOT that the machines are expensive for what they are. The problem is they are not what 95% of the customers need.

That's beside the point. The surprise success of netbooks based on the Atom processors clearly shows that 95% of the customers don't need anything more powerful than that. In fact, my wife got a Atom based netbook because it was cheap, portable and more than adequate for her work needs.

Sometimes they are too portable when they don't need portability. Sometimes they are too peformant, with too high end processors, but they have to buy them to get something better, more expandable, than the all-in-ones.

Given that laptops are outselling desktops it is safe to assume that people prefer portability over expansion and raw performance.

It is not the machines that are in the product line that are being criticized, its the ones that ARE NOT THERE. This is why Macs end up being too expensive. It is that you end up buying more than you need. Or taking less performance. Its a failure of product range, not of any particular product.

In your opinion that might bet the case. I would content that a macbook or mini is more than enough computer for the vast majority of people.

Got to tell you, also, Macs, particularly the all in ones, blow up far more often than medium priced x86 towers. They just do. Sorry. ECC and all.

Please provide some real data to back that up. ECC doesn't prevent hardware failures or manufacturing defects. ECC solves real problems, that is why all server and workstation products have it. You might think it is a marketing gimmick but here is tonne of evidence supporting why ECC is necessary. All you need to do is look at how many correctable memoy errors an average server gets per year. You wouldn't be so callous about it.

You just making a claim saying, "they just do" is just an unsubstantiated claim nothing else. Do you have any data or are you just running out of arguments?

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