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[2]: Multiple monitors
by daveak on Wed 12th Jun 2013 06:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Multiple monitors"
daveak
Member since:
2008-12-29

... 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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RE[4]: Multiple monitors
by daveak on Thu 13th Jun 2013 06:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Multiple monitors"
daveak Member since:
2008-12-29

... 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.


You don't need a monitor vendor to support thunderbolt, just mini display port which is supported by a number of manufacturers. It goes over the same cable. Not had, nor heard of any problems myself.

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RE[4]: Multiple monitors
by Darkmage on Thu 13th Jun 2013 09:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Multiple monitors"
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2006-10-20

Sony does, Asus do, and other PC vendors are rapidly adopting Thunderbolt as a standard.

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RE[4]: Multiple monitors
by Morgan on Fri 14th Jun 2013 18:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Multiple monitors"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Just like that pesky FireWire standard, right? I mean no one but Apple ever used it. Only my Sony laptop, my wife's video camera, my Mitsubishi television and my 12 year old Compaq retro gaming machine have it in my household. You know, come to think of it I own zero Macs right now and yet I have several devices with FireWire. Imagine that...

I don't normally say rude things like this, but I have to call you out: You're a bleeding idiot. As others have pointed out, Thunderbolt is not only DisplayPort compatible, it's gaining ground steadily among all the major manufacturers. It can be used as a multi-protocol connector, a hub for many other types of devices. The only downside I've seen to it is the outrageous cost of the cables due to the active circuitry inside them.

But that's just, like, my opinion, man.

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