Let's unite for new Mac Pro!!!!

Started Apr 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
sean lancaster
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Re: Let's unite for new Mac Pro!!!!
In reply to Leon Wittwer, May 3, 2012

Leon Wittwer wrote:

The issue is not how much Apple makes overall but how much they make on the Mac Pros. Since this is a product that will not likely have significant growth, it needs to show a profit on its own. Another aspect is R&D cost. Will there be more profit from an engineer who works on a better Mac Pro or a better iPad?

I like having multiple Dell displays hooked to my Mac Pro and 16 GB of RAM along with 4 internal HDs. I realize Thunderbolt could solve my internal HD needs, but I still want the most power I can get to do my photo and video needs. I hadn't ever considered an iMac (as someone noted, I don't like having my display attached to my computer because necessary display repairs would cause complete loss of machine). I just know that my new Macbook Air is considerably slower using Color Efex Pro in Aperture than is my Mac Pro. Considerably. And my Mac Pro is 4 years old or so.

If Apple were to kill off the Pro line and not replace it with a high end model then I'd have to consider a PC. The trickle down effect of that move would be that I'd also start moving my family over (wife and 2 kids). I already switched for a weeks to an Android phone, but ended up taking the EPIC back and getting the iPhone 4. I suspect Android is up to the task now. Apple surely understands that the Pro is not just a single device; rather, for a lot of people it is a single device in a family of workflows and integrated systems. You remove that necessary workhorse and trickle down effect could be felt far beyond the Pro line.

I suspect we'll see something closer to the Mac Mini in form, but more upgradeable with more ports. But it has to have the extra processing power.

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