Apple Offers Sneak Peek of Completely Redesigned Mac Pro

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    At today's WWDC keynote event, Apple offered a sneak peek of its next-generation Mac Pro, a line of desktop computers that has not received a significant update in several years. The preview began with a teaser video showcasing the radically redesigned tubular tower.
    New generation Intel Xeon processors, ECC memory, and new PCIe flash storage will debut in the new Mac Pro. External expansion will be available via six Thunderbolt 2 ports and graphics will be handled by dual workstation AMD FirePro GPUs with support for up to three 4K displays.

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    Compared to the previous Mac Pro, the next-generation model is approximately 1/8 the size. The new Mac Pro will also be assembled in the United States. A special WWDC session tomorrow will see representatives of The Foundry and Pixar showing off how The Foundry's MARI 3D digital paint tool can take advantage of the upcoming Mac Pro hardware.

    Article Link: Apple Offers Sneak Peek of Completely Redesigned Mac Pro
     
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    I wish they would have used the old design. I see no room for expanding hard drive space and I'm curious if the GPU will be upgradable.
     
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    I love the power, but I don't care about the size.


    Still, this machine isn't designed for me. I'm good with a MacBook Air.
     
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    Looks really cool, but It does remind me a bit of a garbage can :p
     
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    New mac pro, looks nice. For me it's too bad they don't offer a "low cost" version with more consumer orriented internals like core i7 cpu instead to keep the cost lower
     
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    Made out of plastic? Seriously? Spend $1299 and get a nice aluminum iMac. $2499 gets me a plastic Mac Pro(predicting cost of the new Mac Pro)? Screw that.....

    EDIT: I was mistaken. This was posted before Apple posted the information.
     
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    I personally think it's super awesome, but I know the Mac Pro lovers aren't going to be happy. Expansion has moved external =|

    EDIT: Though it does, indeed, look like a trashcan
     
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    I don't think that's plastic it looks like metal to me
     
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    It's the G4 Cube evolved. Except this time they don't need to sacrifice performance for size and appearance. The original Cube failed because it was underpowered, but 13 years of technological advancements have finally made this stuff possible again.

    Can't wait to see benchmark comparisons when it comes out.
     
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    yes, because pro users buy computers on looks.......
     
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    Phil Schiller mentioned Expandability through external storage
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Why do you think it's ugly?, i personally like it
     
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    I heard a rumor that Apple brought in Tony Stark to consult on the new Mac Pro.
     
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    No, but many professionals move their machines around and even travel with them. Look online and you'll see many banged up mac pro's. I hope it's not plastic but it looks it.
     
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    Ok. How does the 3 internal HD that I have inside of my MP gonna work in this tube? Guess all data on those 3 HDs are now useless?
     
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    So, that's what the offspring of an Alienware tower and a Mac mini looks like. Here's my plan.

    1. Get a job that pays
    2. Take PTO
    3. Camp in front of Mac Store
    4. Buy the new Mac
    5. Have a :apple:gasm that have new hardware
    6. Complain next year that my hardware is woeful out of date.
    7. Rinse
    8. Lather
    9. Repeat
     
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    This was made with Intel and AMD's roadmap's plan in mind.

    I think it is amazing.
     
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    Called it. How do you make it smaller? You remove the drives.
     
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    I love it .. I want to buy it for office & personally
     
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    The design isn't really for me I must say but other than that the new hardware was a much needed upgrade.
     
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    As a music studio engineer, looking to upgrade our current Mac Pro, the new Mac Pro might be an economically turn off.

    Our system needs two PCI-express slots and several harddrives for projects, sample libraries etc. Buying a Mac Pro, AND a PCI-express chassi, AND external harddrive chassi, might be waaaaaay to much money to spend.

    Note that i wrote "might be". I sure do hope i.e. Magma chassis get alot cheaper along with other Thunderbolt devices.
     

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