Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 22:23 UTC
Apple Marco Arment: "After two years, the Mac Pro was 'updated' today, sort of: now we can choose slightly faster two-year-old CPUs at the top end, and the other two-year-old CPU options are cheaper now. That's about it. No Xeon E5 CPUs, no USB 3, no Thunderbolt. They're even shipping the same two-year-old graphics cards. Same motherboard, slightly different CPU options from 2010. That's it. The message is clear: Apple doesn't give a shit about the Mac Pro." Paint, red, scout, girl.
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RE[3]: But why?
by Priest on Tue 12th Jun 2012 10:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: But why? "
Priest
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Right but that also means a cheaper Ivy Bridge desktop processors are probably better suited to most peoples needs than Xeon.

There may have been a time where a couple Xeons on a motherboard was big deal but now with multi core CPU's and hyperthreading paying all that extra money for a Xeon work station seems silly.

Unfortunately for Apple they don't offer anything else in that segment because the iMac mini doesn't have much of a graphics card or dual monitor support out of the box.

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