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.

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RE[2]: Producers verse programmers
by ezraz on Thu 19th Dec 2013 15:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Producers verse programmers"
ezraz
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2012-06-20

Cool. I actually do both (program and produce) on a maxed out core 2 duo macbook pro, also plugged into an HD monitor.

I agree if you don't work with media you will not be shopping for this mac pro. I'm going to keep developing on my macbook but I think I want a primary audio rig and still might no mini. This protube would be a hell of a machine for the next 3-4 years though. I could also get 3 mini's at that price, or a mini and an another laptop.

It's silly (and like clockwork) to say you can build something "faster" than Apple's latest for less money. Anyone can buy parts or look at websites. Apple builds complete machines that run out of the box, often times without a single problem, for several years, with components that are almost always 100% compatible. They are in no way competing with BYO's and hackintosh.

Plus your "faster" box will also more than likely lose to the Apple box in every spec past the top 3 of CPU speed, drive speed, and RAM speed. Most nerds stop there with their specs comparison. They never want to get all the way down to Total Cost of Ownership because they would have to value their own time so low as to compete with Apple boxes. BYO's risk all sorts of stability in the name of using a slightly faster component and then they spend the time fixing it. I make too much per hour to be fixing my computer.

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