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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galvanash
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2006-01-25

I think they could sell this for $3,000 and still make a healthy margin from the looks of it.


Well, I have to retract my own conjecture... From the looks of it they are specifically using AMD FirePro W9000 GPUs (its the only one AMD makes that matches the NVRAM amount they list). Plus its a custom PCB, so they are going to want more than usual for it I suspect...

If that turns out to be the case this is probably, at an absolute minimum, going to be a $7500 machine (assuming they all come with 2 GPUs). Even with just 1 GPU... The GPU alone (a single one!) retails for over $3300 - more than most people paid for their current Mac Pro...

I suspect at that price level Apple will see no point at all in trying to shave their margin to increase volume - it won't make any difference. As such I suspect the reality is the base price for one of these as specified in their marketing materials will be $9,999 - that is my prediction anyway.

At that price I simply don't care - I can't afford it. It may as well be $100k... It sure is neat though.

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