2008 Mac Pro "What is next"?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MikeZMacGeek, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. MikeZMacGeek macrumors newbie

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    Here are my Guesses....

    We know it will have the 45 nanometer intel chips
    2.66GHz, 3GHz, 3.2GHz
    2GB Memory
    500GB
    aluminum Black tower (also black outline Apple displays w/ iSight cam)
    Blue-ray option
    Geforce GT 8800 512MB - Geforce GTX Ultra 8800 768MB
    new apple keyboard but with black keys
    black mighty mouse

    Quad
    $2199 - $2399

    8 Core
    $2999 - $3299

    Apple Monitors

    20" HD (720p+)
    $399 - $499

    24" HD
    $499 - $599

    30" HD+
    $699 - $799
     

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  2. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    I hate to say this.

    But CRAP!

    Nobody knows what the Next Mac Pro will look like and those mock ups are just fugly.

    There hasn't even been a 2007 Mac Pro.

    They don't make a deifferent keyboard for one, the whole range is likely to be eight core. Need I continue?

    At least post something credible.
     
  3. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    I think that tower and monitor would look quite nice in the office...:apple:
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    3.2GHz processors and 2GB of RAM standard are the only things I can agree on, the rest seems poorly based on what you'd like without real thought for how Apple act or what technology is available and logical for them to sell.
     
  5. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    The mockups look fine, but I think I'd like my Mac Pro completely black.

    The prices on the Cinema Display also seem optimistic, especially on the 30".
     
  6. Ctrice macrumors newbie

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    Do you think they'll increase the Hard Drive bays to to 1 TB of storage?
     
  7. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    I'm sure they will offer expensive options of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB. It's probably a big source of profit on these machines.
     
  8. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A543a Safari/419.3)

    your ACD prices are completely ridiculous. 20" 499, 23/24" 699, 30" 1399 are probably closer. Although I'd say even those are pretty optimistic.
     
  9. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Black = Cheap, UGLY Wintel box.

    Given the modest speed bump ( clock and FSB ) don't bet the farm that all models ( or even the "standard" model ) will be 8-core.
     
  10. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    If that is the case then entry should be cheaper considering the pricing of the Harpertowns.
     
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  12. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Sure, for the bargain price of $600+ dollars. Apple still charges $323.00 for a 500 gig drive which is clearly highway robbery.

    And if you think their price gouging has stopped since then, think again. Apple is trying to fleece MBP buyers for $250.00 for a 200 MHz speedbump from 2.4 Ghz to 2.6 GHz. I personally find their BTO pricing insulting.
     
  13. Amethyst macrumors 6502

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    Sorry Wild-Bill but 2.4 -> 2.6 is 200 MHz difference

    so i think it doesn't a good choice to upgrade
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Hmmm... almost expect no change except for the switch to the new CPUs, new chipset, and updated GPU.

    Like the MacBooks and the MBPs.

    Though the Skulltrail seems silly enough change to the chipset for Apple to jump on it for the tower, add Nvidia SLI support while still keeping it in the family with the XServe.

    Since this is also prime time to bump ethernet to 10gig, I almost expect another pass on that also.
     
  15. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    A new OS,a new CPU, and almost no change? Iam expecting a big change, maybe aluminum & glass enclosure. Apple will want something that shouts look at me just like the new iMac.
     
  16. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    Funny Guy!
    :p
     
  17. Topper macrumors 65816

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    The only thing we know about the 2008 Mac Pro is it will have Nehalem processors.
     
  18. wentwj macrumors regular

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    I wish, but I agree thats all too optimistic (especially the 30" ACD, damn if they are that cheap I'll be getting two).

    I really have no idea what to expect, it could be as little as just modest speed increases and moving to 45nm, with the standard still being 4 core.

    Or it could be all out craziness with 8 cores in everything, and similar to what the OP describes.

    Right now I'm suspecting something in a middle ground. Maybe a slight aesthetic change but nothing overly major, cheaper entry into 8 core but not coming standard, and probably the displays getting on overhaul but maintaining their current prices.
     
  19. fernmeister macrumors regular

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    Given the prices that have posted several times on this forum over the past weeks, an 8core as the standard model (around $2.5K) seems likely.
     
  20. pankrastudio macrumors newbie

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  22. Rowlander macrumors member

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    Nice, I like it! I had already been thinking that a black piano-look could be nice :rolleyes:. And the aluminum complements it well.
     
  23. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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  24. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    I sorta like it too. Except for that weird line on the top of the side... that could go. Also it shouldn't be convex on the sides. Needs handles too.
     
  25. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Looks good, only I'd have the apple in aluminum to give some nice contrast.

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