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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2013, 09:15:27 PM »
Just incase anyone wants to check it out, they have a good bit of the specs for it on the website:

http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

It sort of reminds me of a small trash can haha. I really like that they made the body aluminum.

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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2013, 09:15:52 PM »
Who else is reminded of the Cube? Just with rounded corners (didn't Apple have a patent on that?)  ;)

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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2013, 09:34:35 PM »
New mac pro?  Still no mercury engine option.  Looks like a thermos.  Made in the usa and so hopefully more reliable (my mac pro is on 2nd RAID and 3rd gfx card) if only there was a decent version of fcp to run on it.

I still think my next suite is going to be a pc.

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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2013, 10:18:02 PM »
Yeah, that's nice and all.  WHERE IS MY &$%#+*^ NEW 17" MACBOOK PRO?!?   >:(

Exactly!!!

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro 17".  Wonderful laptop but I want to know there is a new one when I look to upgrade

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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2013, 12:03:30 AM »
My Impression was $$,$$$
Sounds impressive though.  The tube shape might be optimal for cooling.

No, just $,$$$ :-)

If they are consistent, it will be between $3,000 and $4,000.

I wonder if this is the first product that will be made in Foxconn's new Detroit factory?

It has dual 6 core Xenon E5 processors, which alone can set you back from $400 up to $1600 each in bulk, Dual video GPU's, with 6GB VRAM, another $ 600-1200,  Expensive ECC Memory,  SSD storage, 1GB Drives was rumored,
Apple does not sell things for just the cost of the components.  $3k might be for a crippled one, but I doubt it.
 
You don't suppose that early adopters will pay more ... nah, only Canon does that.

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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2013, 12:58:35 AM »
Impressive looking little thing that seems to pack a punch.
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2013, 01:09:34 AM »
My Current MacPro left me no Change from USD$11K, so I'de expect the new Machine to be similarly priced, from Base maybe 4k through to Max everything 12k, but what an amazing design, won me, I've been waiting for 3 years for Apple to get their act together & design the new MacPro, worth the wait from what I can see in this.

Someone mentioned Cables earlier, there's a gazilion cables coming out of my Current MacPro, just like there would be if it were a PC, you have to hook up a Monitor, but your Printer will work WiFi/Blue Tooth, only extra cabling I can think of at present is DVD Reader/Writer, so I don't really see Cabling as any more of an issue than current.

I imagine the Apple haters will, other than hate the thing because it's ?? round, will feel it was designed by Steve, with an Oujia Board input.

I'm sold, only issue I have with the whole thing is it's not available until late this year.
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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2013, 03:26:02 AM »
I like it but my current machine is still running fine and will last me (hopefully) another 3-4 years...just enough time for this newly designed model to mature a little more before I upgrade.

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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2013, 03:47:32 AM »
I think my only issue is that they're teasing these now, and expect folks to be ok with the wait.  Apple historically says here it is, you can buy it tomorrow/next week/next month...  I don't see it being able to hold enough RAM, like 64gb or higher, so you're doing 16gb RAM sticks?  That and AMD does single socket CPU's with 16 cores, so doing 2x 6 core is (fill in here)....

This also kills the ability to rack mount them, as Apple killed the xServe.  It should also help push down the price of thunderbolt options, as we're getting screwed with the huge markup to plug in anything currently.  I still want a 4k Apple Thunderbolt display with a built-in 1-2gb graphics card.
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2013, 07:53:38 AM »
New mac pro?
I still think my next suite is going to be a PC.

We are platform agnostic here with three PC's (Win 7) and two Macs. I've got to tell you the PC's are the go-to machines when there is work to be done. Apple is losing the plot. I expect we'll be all-PC sometime in 2014. The only keeper may be the MB Air...so light for travel.

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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2013, 09:02:27 AM »
No displayport or DVI, so you are pretty much limited to thunderbolt displays (or HDMI),

Oh, really? I own each of these and they work great through the Thunderbolt port on my MacBookPro.

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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2013, 09:29:54 AM »
New mac pro?
I still think my next suite is going to be a PC.

We are platform agnostic here with three PC's (Win 7) and two Macs. I've got to tell you the PC's are the go-to machines when there is work to be done. Apple is losing the plot. I expect we'll be all-PC sometime in 2014. The only keeper may be the MB Air...so light for travel.

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Realisically, for me, I went to Mac's because my college trained on macs using Final Cut Pro (as in the first time round) and although I grew to love the design and the transparacy of the OS, I really started using macs because of final cut.  This stayed with me in my University job where the labs were all mac and they paid for me to do my certified pro certificates, when I moved to my current job it was a no brainer to spec a mac suite, as well as the mini, macbook pro and imac I've had at home.  All running FCP of various generation.

So when Mac screwed FCPX, I had no reason to buy a mac again. Long may my desktop run (I would say run well, but its trashed one RAID and it's on its 3rd graphics card) and my imac run at home (runs sweet and fast) but as I'm not tied to FCP anymore I can buy the most powerful machine I can afford, and that is always always always going to be a PC.  And as I'll be running Adobe Premiere from now on, it will be a PC with a mercury engine card.

I bought my girlfried an ipad mini for her birthday, and I love my iphone, these devices are great, and they are the future of apple.  It seems a total oxymoron for Apple to launch such a powerful machine whilst stabbing their pro users in the back over software.

During the keynote video I counted at least 3 times when 'firewire' was used when he meant 'thunderbolt'.
And that just about sums apple up these days.

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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2013, 09:54:01 AM »
My Current MacPro left me no Change from USD$11K, so I'de expect the new Machine to be similarly priced, from Base maybe 4k through to Max everything 12k, but what an amazing design, won me, I've been waiting for 3 years for Apple to get their act together & design the new MacPro, worth the wait from what I can see in this.

Someone mentioned Cables earlier, there's a gazilion cables coming out of my Current MacPro, just like there would be if it were a PC, you have to hook up a Monitor, but your Printer will work WiFi/Blue Tooth, only extra cabling I can think of at present is DVD Reader/Writer, so I don't really see Cabling as any more of an issue than current.

I imagine the Apple haters will, other than hate the thing because it's ?? round, will feel it was designed by Steve, with an Oujia Board input.

I'm sold, only issue I have with the whole thing is it's not available until late this year.

I'm with eml58, I have a MacPro now and can't wait to get the new, faster model. The only material difference is that the drives (optical and storage) must move out , which allows the new machine to be smaller and run cooler/quieter. Putting the drives inside was necessary with the older model, pre-Thunderbolt, since internal SATA connections were at the time the fastest available.

I don't know what "work" pwp is referring to; my current MacPro with SSD chews up pretty much anything and this new model will do so in spades. Yes, it will likely be pricey, but so are big white lenses.

paul13walnut5, I'm sorry to hear you've had issues with your MacPro's RAID and graphics card, but those are distinct from the computer itself. I've had no problems with my MacPro, any of its third-party parts, or any of the over 30 other Macs I've purchased over the years. They've proven their reliability again and again in a heavy-use work environment. Finally, opinions on FCPX vary. I personally don't do video (yet), but I know a lot of folks who at first didn't like the X version of FCP, but with its updates have come around to loving it. Either way, these machines are not just video editors.

I'd suggest withholding judgment until this thing hits the shelves and we can see how it actually performs and integrates with our peripherals. If Intel can finally get Thunderbolt off the ground (now with version 2 when there's still a dearth of version 1 peripherals available), we'll finally be cookin' with gas.
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Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2013, 09:58:27 AM »
As an audio engineer relying on pci-express expansion cards and working on pro tools this new mac pro without any expansion card slots is a pile of crap. :(

I can see lots of studios moving to windows because of this.

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« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2013, 10:15:13 AM »
As an audio engineer relying on pci-express expansion cards and working on pro tools this new mac pro without any expansion card slots is a pile of crap. :(

I can see lots of studios moving to windows because of this.

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