Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 20:47 UTC
Apple

Apple today announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.

This thing is so damn awesome. I don't need it, but I still want one.

Thread beginning with comment 579039
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Yawn....
by unclefester on Thu 19th Dec 2013 05:38 UTC
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

I just had a look at the Dell website. They sell dual Xeon workstations with up to 10 cores, 64GB of RAM and multiple SSDs.

The Mac Pro performance could easily be replicated or surpassed for far less cost using off the shelf components.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Yawn....
by Shane on Thu 19th Dec 2013 07:04 in reply to "Yawn...."
Shane Member since:
2005-07-06

Yawn... Tell us something we don't know.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: Yawn....
by ezraz on Thu 19th Dec 2013 15:00 in reply to "Yawn...."
ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

Yeah but the mac pro case, heat flow, energy efficiency, and overall build quality can't be touched for any price.

If you want cases built that perfectly, with doors that slide and open smoothly for 5+ years, proper backlighting, and quietest it can be - no one is touching apple.

Non-mac people are still amazed at the way my 1999 G4 tower slides open with one click. True - somethings in mac's are not user upgradable, but everything that is is crazy easy to do.

I'd love to see the price on a PC case that even comes close to what Apple's new mac pro case offers.

I think mobile has finally taught us that what's on the outside surface and ports of a modern computer is at least as important as what's inside. They are all fast with lots of RAM these days - it's about usability, resolution, volume, max number of devices that can be connected, energy use, etc..

Edited 2013-12-19 15:01 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Yawn....
by Drumhellar on Thu 19th Dec 2013 17:52 in reply to "RE: Yawn...."
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Non-mac people are still amazed at the way my 1999 G4 tower slides open with one click. True - somethings in mac's are not user upgradable, but everything that is is crazy easy to do.


Check out the Dell Precision systems - super easy to work on with very well engineered interiors. Everything is super easy while being super upgradable like a regular PC.

Sure, the guts may not slide out when you pop open the side panel, but it is completely tool-less, all the cables are routed so well that access is easy without needing the guts to slide out.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE: Yawn....
by ameasures on Thu 19th Dec 2013 23:45 in reply to "Yawn...."
ameasures Member since:
2006-01-09

The Mac Pro performance could easily be replicated or surpassed for far less cost using off the shelf components.


In past I went did some homework before putting proposals to a client.

I found that ... by the time you have a properly built system with comparable components [ECC RAM, processors etc] and expansion capabilities; the much vaunted price gap with HP etc is usually negligible if at all.

Of course I can't tell that to the geeks in the pub.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Yawn....
by unclefester on Fri 20th Dec 2013 00:07 in reply to "RE: Yawn...."
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

I found that ... by the time you have a properly built system with comparable components [ECC RAM, processors etc] and expansion capabilities; the much vaunted price gap with HP etc is usually negligible if at all.


You don't need ECC RAM, Xeon CPUs or workstation video cards for multimedia work. Decent gaming hardware works just as well for a fraction of the cost.

However you do need a real Windows certified workstation for high level physical engineering and mathematical simulation because precision is an absolute must.

Reply Parent Score: 3