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: Mac MINI Pro
by fmaxwell on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:11 UTC in reply to "Mac MINI Pro"
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I'm not going to spend a few grand on a non expandable mac mini pro,


It's not a "mac mini pro." It's a Mac Pro. Grow up.

When you can daisy-chain 36 drives on a 20GB/s interface, and install up to 64GB of RAM, how is it not expandable?

As Apple's web page says, "In creating a pro computer for the future, we wanted to provide an enormous amount of expansion — without being limited to the space inside the enclosure. Designed with built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 1.4 ports, Mac Pro sets a new standard in flexible, high-performance expansion. It’s our most expandable Mac yet."

Most people who need Mac Pros use RAID for mass storage. I've got a 5x3TB RAID-6 NAS and a 4x2TB RAID 10 eSATA RAID on my Mac Pro. Apple got it right; give the Mac Pro buyer the ability to expand externally, not internally.

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