Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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RE: Multiple monitors
by deathshadow on Wed 12th Jun 2013 00:34 UTC in reply to "Multiple monitors"
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Also, is it just me or are ALL the ports facing the same direction as the power plug -- no front headphone jack or USB/card reader slots? Or are they still expecting us to daisy chain even more crap through the keyboard kissing any sort of throughput goodbye?

... and yeah, it reeks of "multiple displays, what's that?"

Edited 2013-06-12 00:35 UTC

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RE[2]: Multiple monitors
by MOS6510 on Wed 12th Jun 2013 04:31 in reply to "RE: Multiple monitors"
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Bluetooth headset/keyboard/mouse/trackpad.

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RE[2]: Multiple monitors
by daveak on Wed 12th Jun 2013 06:33 in reply to "RE: Multiple monitors"
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... and yeah, it reeks of "multiple displays, what's that?"


I believe the keynote stated that the gfx cards will support up to 3 4K monitors. You not only have the hdmi port, but 6 thunderbolt ports on there which support display port 1.2 output, presumably able to drive more than just 3 monitors if you are using lower resolutions.

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RE[3]: Multiple monitors
by deathshadow on Thu 13th Jun 2013 03:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Multiple monitors"
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2005-07-12

... and does anyone other than Apple even make units with thunderbolt? Oh wait, that's right -- Vendor lock in, another of their hallmarks. If you can afford to throw away 10K on a 3K computer, you can probably afford to drop a grand on $300 monitors as well.

... and from what I'm hearing displayport over thunderbolt is a unreliable mess; but then Apple never was all that great at video despite the lies they spread from the day the original Mac was introduced.

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