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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Expensive hype
by cmost on Fri 20th Dec 2013 00:47 UTC
cmost
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2006-07-16

Anyone who will lay down thousands of dollars for a machine that they could build themselves for a fraction of that cost is nuts. I don't care what operating system the thing runs, it isn't worth it! Apple is limping along on its laurels and laboring under the misconception that people will pay top dollar for a bullet shaped machine that has that all-important apple logo emblazoned on the side. While it's true that some gullible people will, those who have common sense and good judgment will look elsewhere.

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RE: Expensive hype
by zlynx on Fri 20th Dec 2013 09:58 in reply to "Expensive hype"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Assuming that you're working for free.

After you add in your own time for assembly, testing, diagnostics, replacing that one annoying bad stick of RAM that I always get in a new build, then it isn't such a great deal.

And in the future if a business machine from HP, Dell or Apple gets a problem, you get it fixed. None of this swapping parts around, switching monitors and GPUs to see which one is bad

Oh, and I see you said "fraction of the cost" which leads me to believe that you wouldn't actually use the equivalent parts. Well, ECC does make a difference. Non-ECC gets a couple of bit errors per week, per GB. Depends on altitude. Now most of the time you get lucky and it doesn't hit anything important. But when you care about your results, you care about ECC.

Edited 2013-12-20 10:01 UTC

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