There's been plenty of discussion about the "Pro" designation of the New mac pro. There's also been some discussion in another thread as to whether the NMP qualifies as a "Workstation". Then there have been questions such as "Well, what exactly is a workstation?". The definition is somewhat subjective, and can obviously change over time. It should go without saying that anything I post anywhere in this forum is of course my opinion. To qualify my opinion, I've worked professionally for over 35 years in manufacturing and engineering primarily in the aerospace industry. I'm an aerospace engineer. My work encompasses commercial aircraft, military aircraft and spacecraft to name just a few. Prior to the emergence of standalone computers I worked on IBM mainframes via "Dumb Terminals". I never considered my terminals to be workstations, heck, they weren't even computers. I know exactly what a workstation is in my mind but I guess there's another generation gap going on. I'm sure many of the older members here have their own opinion of what a workstation is. Many of us have been working on them professionally for many years. Many were UNIX workstations but not all, DEC-VAX, Sun SPARKstation, Apollo, Silicon Graphics, DEC-Alphas, IBM, HP to name a few. More recently PCs have taken on the "workstation" designation. Apple's current Mac Pro falls squarely into the UNIX Workstation designation. At least mine. I was asked to describe MY definition of a workstation. So in brief: 1. A workstation is flexible, expandable and powerful. 2. Workstations can be custom configured for any number of very specific professional tasks. Scientific, Engineering, Graphics, Audio, Photography, Medical, Video, etc. Configure the CPUs, GPUs & Memory for the job. 3. The workstation can also be re-configured at will as the task changes or grows in scope. Need an additional 32GB of ram for this new project or software? No problem. Need to upgrade to that newly released cutting edge GPU? No Problem. Need to pop in a couple PCI-e cards? No problem. Even my PowerMac 9600 had 12 RAM slots and 6 PCI slots. What for? For expansion and flexibility! Anyway, that's just my brief definition of a workstation and why I don't believe the New Mac Pro falls into the workstation category. Forget about adding GPUs via TB. In engineering that's what we refer to as a kluge. I'm bummed Apple has decided to vacate the professional market instead of fighting to dominate it like the old days. But, with $150 Billion in the bank it's pretty hard to say they're making bad decisions. At any rate, the current Mac Pro is the last piece of Apple hardware produced that isn't a disposable.