Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC
Apple While it's just a rumour, this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who hasn't been living under a rock the past five years, and in all honesty, I'm pretty sure it's actually true. AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is contemplating axing its iconic Mac Pro.
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RE: Mac Pro = Hard to Justify
by jackeebleu on Tue 1st Nov 2011 04:37 UTC in reply to "Mac Pro = Hard to Justify"
jackeebleu
Member since:
2006-01-26

Please stop with the lies.

Go to HP site and search for = 594874-001. Or just google it.
Go to Apple and configure= Z0M4

Apple = $5449 with 2 procs, 1TB 7200 HDD,
HP = $5369 with 1 proc, no HDD

closest spec as possible, so please stop with the drivel. Base your assertions on facts, not your ASS.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

There is no comparison.

The HP supports up to 192GB of ECC ram. The included RAM (18GB) alone is worth $800.

The Mac Pro is basically two expensive CPUs combined with some other cheap parts in a fancy case.

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Go to HP site and search for = 594874-001. Or just google it. Go to Apple and configure= Z0M4 Apple = $5449 with 2 procs, 1TB 7200 HDD, HP = $5369 with 1 proc, no HDD closest spec as possible


These don't look equivqalent to me the hp is a server box with a rack mounted option and all the appropriate hardware,

a new generation server with more memory capacity and more HDD expandability. (quote hp)


whilst the Apple isn't.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

The Mac Pros are only equivalent to the much cheaper HP Z600 line.

HP Workstation - Z600 - 6 GB RAM - six core Xeon, ITB HD

$2799

http://shopping1.hp.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WW-USSMBPubli...

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Huh? The base Mac Pro is $2,499.00, i.e. $300 less.

It seems "much cheaper" does not mean what you think it does.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You're comparing a rackmount server which supports 192Gb of memory to a regular workstation which craps out at 32GB?

Not sure if trolling...

Edited 2011-11-01 11:04 UTC

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