Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 22:01 UTC
Apple John Siracusa: "On paper, the Mac Pro may no longer be a viable product, but it would be a mistake for Apple to abandon the concept that it embodies. Like the Power Mac before it, the Mac Pro was designed to be the most powerful personal computer Apple knows how to make. That goal should be maintained, even as the individual products that aim to achieve it evolve." I agree wholeheartedly. The Mac Pro - and the PowerMac before it - are amazing products, and I would be quite sad to see them go. They may not always lead the pack in performance, but when it comes to sheer engineering and interior design, they are among the very best. I have zero need for a Mac Pro, but to this day, I always take a few minutes to admire it whenever I pay a visit to my Apple retailer.
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RE: Want upgradeability
by Morgan on Sun 10th Mar 2013 01:54 UTC in reply to "Want upgradeability"
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I always saw them as a great server if you wanted Apple hardware but didn't have (or want) a rack. Same guts as an Xserve but prettier and with more expansion options.

As a powerful Apple workstation, they were the only logical choice until the new style (thinner) Mac mini came out. I still think the Pro had the advantage as a server though, given its modular form factor, unless you were just running a small web server and didn't need advanced expandability.

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