In our discussions here I've become more and more convinced that the new mac pro is what was called the xMac; a small configurable Mac Pro. A mid tower in the parlance of back then. Thesis: The new Mac Pro is designed more for the prosumer than the Pro, here are the Prosumer friendly choices Removed all PCI card options (Prosumer) Removed all internal disks (Prosumer) Removed 2nd CPU option (Prosumer) Removed 8 DIMM slot option (Prosumer) Removed all legacy ports (Prosumer) Made Small (Prosumer) Made Quiet (Prosumer) 802.11ac standard (Prosumer) Added extensive external ThunderBolt 2 ports (Prosumer) Three monitors standard out of the box (Prosumer) Zippy lights that turn on when you rotate it around (Prosumer) Polished Darth Vader case (Prosumer) Low end CPU (TBD) Low end Graphics (TBD) Some may be double counting but it spells out all the Prosumer features added. The last two are the only two pieces missing for this to be a prosumer machine. What is left for the Pro? Dual high end FirePro Graphics (Pro) 12 core processor (Pro) Again my observation is that they had to tip their hand on the Pro at WWDC, so all they did was show off how powerful this computer to keep the Pros from leaving. Left completely unsaid is how low end this can go. On pricing If it starts at $3,000 it's DOA. If it's $2,500 it will do OK. If it's $2,000 then it will do really well. I can be completely wrong but I believe the starting price will be $1,999.