~ $1000 MacPro Rumors?

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  1. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    Any recent rumors or evidence of a MacPro, or some kind of headless Mac bigger and more expandable than the MacMini but less expensive than the current MacPro? I want a BYODKM Mac (non-laptop) but the Mini is not expandable enough, same with the iMac (which is not BYODKM), and the MacPro is too expensive.

    This is the problem with being dedicated to an OS that is crippled to run only on hardware "blessed" by the company making the OS.

    Sure, I'd much rather have Apple hardware. But for $1000+ difference in price I'll take a Dell - if only OS X would run on it.

    So, Apple... either fill in the hardware/price gaps, or open OS X to run on all hardware!

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  2. AppleMan101 macrumors regular

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    Do you want a BYOKM Mac or a BYODKM Mac? Minor difference it may seem, but you know, it helps to clarify.
     
  3. MacVault thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, yes, I missed the D. Yea, I want a Bring Your Own Display Keyboard Mouse Mac in a tower configuration for ~$1000. And I don't want to run a hacked version of OS X (as in osX86project).
     
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Why can't you open you wallet to fill in the price gap?

    I'm so sick of people complaining that Apple don't make exactly what they want with exactly the features they're looking for at the price they want to pay. If you can't afford it that's too bad. I can't afford many things I want either.

    I'll agree that their lineup has some weak spots, but I'll be damned if the fact that I want more than a $1500 iMac and less than a $2500 Mac Pro is somehow Apple's fault. So save your money, forget about what you want and buy what you need.
     
  5. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

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    Aloha everyone,

    I was on the PC train during the G3-G5 days (I jus switched last August), but I think the Mac Pro line needs a bit of a facelift. I really like the looks of the G3-G5 lines, but the Mac Pro looks too much like a PowerMac G5. I really liked the multi-colored Macs of the G3 and G4 lines. In fact, I almost purchased a G3 iMac, but was swayed by the lack of available software in the local CompUSA and the fact that it didn't have a floppy drive. I was into Linux at that time, as I was getting exceedingly tired of the "Microsoft Experience", and though I knew of Linux distros for the Mac, never really seriously considered buying the iMac.

    I've looked at various eBay auctions and can see the beauty of the older towers. I wouldn't mind having one, but my real goal is to purchase a new Mac Pro. I guess my dream Mac would be the insides o f the Mac Pro and the outsides of either a PowerMac G3 or PowerMac G4. Of course, I'll leave that up to Apple. Now that I've gone Mac, I'm never looking back. I love the "Mac Experience" and the aesthetics of both my iMac and MacBook Pro - they are TONS better than the PC desktops and laptops I've had in the past. Of course, I never really bought them from an aesthetic standpoint, but primarily from a functionality standpoint.

    With an Apple product, I can get both a beautiful and functional computer, however :D I just want Apple to hurry up and release Leopard so that I can once again enjoy the best OS in existence, leaving Microsoft once again try to catch up to Apple :D

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  6. MacVault thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Whoa! Stop being AFAW! I wouldn't fault Apple for the gaps if they would allow OS X to run on ****ty Dell hardware. But this thread isn't about that issue. I want a ~$1000 (or less) Mac tower computer. And I CAN afford a MacPro - It just is not worth the price tag and I refuse to throw my money away.
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    Perhaps. But what do you need? Maybe learn to be satisfied with that. :)
     
  8. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    If you need it and can afford it you buy it. If you want it and don't want to pay for it you go on the internet and whine about it.

    I want a Porsche Cayman but it's not worth $50k. Why can't Porsche release something with less features and price it at $30k?

    Where's iGary when you need him?
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  9. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    What exactly does AFAW mean?
     
  10. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Association of Filipino Architects in Washington.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Good, because I'd hate for it to for it to stand for A F______ A__ Wipe or some such, because, of course, that would not be tolerated.

    On the off chance that it, in fact, stands for something other than the Association of Filipino Architects in Washington, I think it's best we stop this discussion before it degrades more.
     
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