Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 4th Apr 2007 17:27 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Apple Apple has upgraded its Mac Pro desktop with a pair of 3GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processors. It can have up to 16 GB of RAM, although it isn't cheap. Apple has already published benchmarks.
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RE: price drop of 4 core?
by Macrat on Wed 4th Apr 2007 20:54 UTC in reply to "price drop of 4 core?"
Macrat
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2006-03-27

"I'm waiting for a $1,500 Mac Pro."

The CPU's alone cost about that.

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RE[2]: price drop of 4 core?
by Wes Felter on Wed 4th Apr 2007 22:03 in reply to "RE: price drop of 4 core?"
Wes Felter Member since:
2005-11-15

A Xeon X3210 only costs about $700, so Apple could create a lower-priced single-socket Mac Pro.

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RE[3]: price drop of 4 core?
by Kroc on Wed 4th Apr 2007 22:55 in reply to "RE[2]: price drop of 4 core?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Who for? The iMac is the consumer grade desktop, and the Mac Pro is for people who need and can afford a Mac Pro. Apple do not need to increase their support costs across the board by adding a new model, for people who can't really afford what a Mac Pro is designed for, very high end work. An iMac will run Photoshop great, and if you seriously, actually need a Mac Pro for running something, you're either in a business that can pay for it, or you're a creative individual who could afford one pretty easily.

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