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Old Mar 17, 2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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OK, so many mixed reactions on the new Mac Pro.

But if you has the say/choice of how it should have turned out, what would the spec be as an industry standard (before upgrades)?

The rules are, it has to be realistic, don't just say the biggest amount for Free


So, I'll start things off.

Two 3.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.
12 GB Ram.
1TB 7200-rpm HD.
1 NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 Graphics card.

$4000usd/£2900 UK pounds/€3000 euros


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Old Mar 17, 2009, 09:45 PM   #2
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OK, so many mixed reactions on the new Mac Pro.

But if you has the say/choice of how it should have turned out, what would the spec be as an industry standard (before upgrades)?

The rules are, it has to be realistic, don't just say the biggest amount for Free


So, I'll start things off.

Two 3.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.
12 GB Ram.
1TB 7200-rpm HD.
1 NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 Graphics card.

$4000usd/£2900 UK pounds/€3000 euros


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4 grand isnt too bad considering I payed 3200 for my mac pro. Damn apple ram! But I was too affraid of opening a computer that expensive. I look back now and realize I could have gotten 12 gigs for the price of 4.
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Old Mar 17, 2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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I'm happy with my 8x3.0, I just wish that I could get a GTX260 or GTX280 for it.

More drive bays would be nice, I guess.
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Old Mar 17, 2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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OK, so many mixed reactions on the new Mac Pro.

But if you has the say/choice of how it should have turned out, what would the spec be as an industry standard (before upgrades)?

The rules are, it has to be realistic, don't just say the biggest amount for Free


So, I'll start things off.

Two 3.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.
12 GB Ram.
1TB 7200-rpm HD.
1 NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 Graphics card.

$4000usd/£2900 UK pounds/€3000 euros
No such speed Xeons .

If the 2.66GHz quad had been $2000 and the DP Mac Pro started at $3,299 for dual 2.66GHz both with 12 memory slots things would have been better recieved. Options for 3.2GHz processors would have been good too, though I imagine this is purely a supply issue right now. I'd have liked to have seen a 4670 instead of the GT 120 and a GTX 260 Core 216 instead of the 4870.

People would have still complained about Apple going above the $2,999 mark though.
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 12:13 AM   #5
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No such speed Xeons .

If the 2.66GHz quad had been $2000 and the DP Mac Pro started at $3,299 for dual 2.66GHz both with 12 memory slots things would have been better recieved. Options for 3.2GHz processors would have been good too, though I imagine this is purely a supply issue right now. I'd have liked to have seen a 4670 instead of the GT 120 and a GTX 260 Core 216 instead of the 4870.

People would have still complained about Apple going above the $2,999 mark though.
3.26GHz...Hmm... 3.2, 2.26 & dyslexia perhaps?

At the current '09 MP pricing, I'd hate to see what Apple would charge if they offered 2x W5580's.
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 12:30 AM   #6
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 01:37 AM   #7
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Haha, the 4870 being workstation class...
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Okay, here's what I had calculated to be possible prior to launch:

3.2GHz Gainestown
whatever mid-range GPU
AirPort
stock everything else

This configuration would have been... $4200, I think. It would have left them with the same profit margin.

None of this $6,600 crap.
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 05:15 AM   #9
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Okay, here's what I had calculated to be possible prior to launch:

3.2GHz Gainestown
whatever mid-range GPU
AirPort
stock everything else

This configuration would have been... $4200, I think. It would have left them with the same profit margin.

None of this $6,600 crap.
What you THINK is the same profit margin. Speculation is just that.
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Haha, the 4870 being workstation class...
Indeed.
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 05:26 AM   #13
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What you THINK is the same profit margin. Speculation is just that.
Apple makes about 25-30% profit on hardware, depending on the computer. They can stand to lose a percent or two, especially with the chips being cheaper overall and the highest end having the same original prices as Harpertown's launch prices.

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Haha, the 4870 being workstation class...
I particularly like that he has since edited his post to remove this.
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I particularly like that he has since edited his post to remove this.
No, that was in the link that he posted.
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I'm looking at getting this. I'll probably get a GeForce GTX 380 when they come out to use with Windows and change power plugs when I restart.

$4,303.00
Two 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
12GB (6x2GB)
1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
One 18x SuperDrive
One 16x Lacie SuperDrive with LightScribe
AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card with 802.11n

Hehe, look at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_ld6VVuopQ
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