Mac Pro Eight-Core 2.8GHz
Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:23 PM
Now... when will it get here? I ordered Jan 18, ship date is still Feb 26. Am I waiting for the card or OSX 10.5.2?
Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:06 PM
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:29 PM
My 2.8 Octa arrived today along with 8GB of RAM to bump it to 10GB. 3 Raptors, 1 to boot from and 2 for a RAID, a server grade Seagate 1TB for backup.
Chances are I'll see better results than the test above. I just don't get this bit of testing a Mac like this with paltry RAM.
Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:41 PM
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:48 AM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:02 PM
In Denmark, there is a 2-3 weeks delivery time with the 8800 GT option, otherwise just 2-3 days.
Could I buy it later on the net? Maybe even cheaper...
Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:37 PM
The iMac is a consumer-level system designed to meet the needs of non-professional users. Only the top-of-the line iMac even comes close to matching the bottom rung Mac Pros in terms of processing power and the iMac is not expandable. Aside from adding memory and external peripherals, the iMac purchased today will be limited to the technologies it came with. That makes the iMac the bane of power users because it is in no way a mid-level professional system, but a mid- to high-end consumer system.
The exception are office professionals that could use an iMac because the nature of their work does not warrant the processing power of a professional system; the classification of a system as “professional” by an OEM typically means that the system is geared toward power users and not simply professionals in the business sense of the word. As such persons can continue to use a computer as is well into its obsolescence, and often have no choice but to do so until their employer decides to upgrade the systems in their office, the price of a “professional” system, is not justifiable. In fact, the business systems offered by Wintel PC OEMs typically differ little from their consumer-level offerings.
Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:55 PM
Here's the problem with your point of view. It's not a big enough market.
Yup, I just said it again.
Despite your opinion, and the opinions of the many posters you refer to, that's not what Apple is going to bring.
Maybe you noticed that Apple's Cinema Display's are horribly out of date and over priced relative to the market as well. That's been the case for how long now ? Is Apple doing anything about it ? No, because it's not a big enough market. Major manufacturers are all beating each other up competing in that segment so why should Apple bother.
Maybe you noticed that updates to computers don't happen in line with Macworld or the developers conference as they used to. Why ? Because that let the market dictate Apple sales, as it did for so many years. A slump in sales preceded the annual events as buyers held out for the latest update. Not a good business model. So now the Mac Pro and Xserve updates were unceremoniously announced a week prior to MW. MBPs will be updated in a couple of weeks, when they're ready.
Maybe you also noticed that Apple is no longer Apple computer. They're much more than that and they will continue to broaden their market, not chase the one you suggest is in need of a mid-level Mac.
You could say they, " Think different."