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

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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RE: Producers verse programmers
by galvanash on Thu 19th Dec 2013 14:45 UTC in reply to "Producers verse programmers"
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Agree with virtually everything you said about how programmers work. I'm a programmer, my workflow is almost exactly as you describe it, and I use a 11" Macbook Air as my main machine. I plug it into a 27" 2560x1440 monitor at work (a catleap off of ebay - best $300 I ever spent) and I just go to town...

Anyway, Apple's desktop machine offer me pretty much nothing I don't already get out of this setup. I might get a wee bit more performance (that I really don't need), but I would lose the portability - being able to pop the little thing out and work anywhere is a big deal to me... And the Intel GPU really is good enough for anything outside of gaming, even then I can play a bit of Torchlight 2 or other less demanding games quite comfortably.

The Mac Pro? I can't see why any programmer would even consider it. Maybe game programmers, but that's about it. Its a graphics workstation, and it is priced in a way so that it only looks good compared to other graphics workstations. Its all about the GPUs - and programmers generally don't much care about those.

Edited 2013-12-19 14:48 UTC

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