Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 20:47 UTC

Apple today announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.

This thing is so damn awesome. I don't need it, but I still want one.

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Not a *Personal* computer
by Lobotomik on Thu 19th Dec 2013 08:44 UTC
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It looks awesome, until you add storage in an expensive ugly box and you crowd your desktop with pretty and ugly boxes and weave it with data and power cables.

This is a modern age workstation like a Sun or an Apollo. You are not meant to have _one_. You are meant to buy one for each user of a high-profile team sharing an expensive server and working together making movies or CAD.

The nice thing compared to a Sun or an Apollo is that it may be cheaper, and it is a Macintosh. It has loads of nicely finished, affordable commercial software, and it will coexist just great in the same network with users using more mundane computers like all-in-one Macintosh slabs or Mac Minis. Oh, and it looks *awesome* (if you do without external hardware).

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