2010 Mac Pro Pricing Poll?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by VirtualRain, Mar 10, 2010.

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2010 Mac Pro Pricing:

  1. Entry SP Same/+; Top DP Same/+; Hex $3500+

    14 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. Entry SP Same/+; Top DP Same/+; Hex Below $3500

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  3. Entry SP Same/+; Top DP Price Drop; Hex $3500+

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. Entry SP Same/+; Top DP Price Drop; Hex Below $3500

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Entry SP Price Drop; Top DP Same/+; Hex $3500+

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. Entry SP Price Drop; Top DP Same/+; Hex Below $3500

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  7. Entry SP Price Drop; Top DP Price Drop; Hex $3500+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Entry SP Price Drop; Top DP Price Drop; Hex Below $3500

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    #1
    Ok what's your prediction... (vote for what you expect, not what you want!)

    Winner of this poll gets bragging rights come Friday/Tuesday!!!

    Current facts:
    - 2009 Entry-level price for the SP machine is $2500
    - 2009 Top-end DP machine is $5900 (upgraded CPU's only with all other options at default)

    The three things you need to assess:
    1. Will the Entry-level SP machine remain at $2500+ or see a price drop
    2. Will the Top-end DP machine remain at $5900+ or see a price drop
    3. Will there be a Hex-Core SP machine priced at $3500+ or below

    Edit: I see I could have made the poll questions a bit clearer using $ amounts, but I don't see a way to edit it now. :confused:
     
  2. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    #2
    Apple usually keeps their pricing roughly the same, and simply upgrades the specs. It's rare for them to increase or decrease the prigin by any worthwhile amount.
     
  3. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    #3
    My personal expectation is that the entry level SP machine will see a price drop but that the Hex core will be at $3500 or more and the new 12 core beast will set a new standard for high-priced workstations, making the current 2.93GHz 8-core look cheap. :(
     
  4. Icaras macrumors 603

    Icaras

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    #4
    Man oh man, I hope you are so right on that SP machine. :eek: By the way, fun thread :)
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

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    #6
    Well it is pure guess work. We don't know why the pricing changed in 2009, how they sold, their attitude towards it, who made the decision to change it (Jobs was on sick leave) or to get more detailed how much the Xeon 5600 processors will be.

    I'd be happy with a return to a DP system for under $3,000, but we'll probably just see a revision of processors to what is being produced as every processor currently used is or will be redundant. I doubt the base option will be cheaper than $2,499 as that is the price Apple set it at years ago. It'll be about what you get for that.
     
  7. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    #7
    Over 300 views and only 22 votes? I'm guessing either folks don't have any thoughts on this or my poll is a bit convoluted?
     
  8. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

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    #8
    We can always hope.
     
  9. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    #9
    It's interesting that 16% of voters think there will be a price drop on both the entry level and high-end configurations and that the Hex will be under $3500. That sure would be nice.

    Most voters however, are expecting the same or higher pricing.
     

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