Apple silently introduces new "headless iMac"

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  1. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Apple fans wishing for a Mac desktop that was at least comparable in spec to the iMacs, but without a built in display have finally had their prayers answered!

    Today, Apple introduced a new, fully configurable quad-core tower, with 4 hard drive bays supporting up to 4TB of space, and RAM expansion up to a whopping 32GB.

    It ships today from $2,299 - the same price point as the high-end 24" iMac - and offers a base configuration of 2.8GHz Quad-Core Xeon processors, with 2GB of RAM and ATi Radeon 2600 XT capable of running 2 dual-link 30" Apple Cinema Displays.

    You can read more about it here: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&node=home/desktop/imac

    :)
     
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  3. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    I thought the same thing. We just need to find out if this beast has 1 or two processor slots?
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it is funny. and its the truth.

    its the closest anyone is going to get to a 'headless' imac.
     
  5. netdog macrumors 603

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    Actually, this is the new headless xMac. I call it the Mac Pro Jr.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    isnt this what people want? a customizable tower that isnt crazy expensive as some mp models?

    i say good move
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    not funny... :(

    (angrily runs off, screaminig...)
     
  8. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Not seeing where you are getting the 2,229 price when the base price is 2,799 :confused:?
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you have to downgrade the cpu to a quad core. knocks 500 bucks off
     
  10. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Suggested configuration is the default - change the 2 x Quad core 2.8 to 1 x Quad core 2.8 for $500 price dive!
     
  11. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Gotcha, pretty misleading when it says that 8 cores is the standard.
     
  12. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    The price of 2,299 is an even more stripped down version of the base model. If you click to configure it, you can cut off $500 from knocking it down to only 1 quad-core processor.
     
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    Nice! :)

    This also reinforces the argument that there will not be a mini Tower.

    But 8 Cores is the standard minimum configuration.

    You have to BTO to drop it down. So in this case it makes sense -- at least to me.
     
  14. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Why are you calling this a Mac Pro Jr.? It's just the new version of the Mac Pro...
     
  15. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Because real Mac Pros have 8 cores. Anything less is just embarrassing, really.
     
  16. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Um.. ya... Mac Pro has been out for a while and it's bottom model has always been more powerful than the top end iMac. So their prayers have been answered for a long time.... Not to mention that Mac Pro has always been without a display so it's not a new idea.
     
  17. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    What don't you people understand? IT STILL IS THE REAL MAC PRO. The 4-core model is still extremely powerful. It's more powerful than the top-of-the-line iMac.
     
  18. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Take a chill pill. I was just kidding. ;)
     
  19. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Sorry. It's just little things like that make me want to pull my hair out....
     
  20. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Lol. Scandalous ;)

    Yeah... Mac Pros have been out for a while. Not at that price and spec though.

    The former Quad core model was $2499 with standard 2x512 RAM and 2.66GHz Woodcrest, while the new Quad core is $2299 with standard 2x1GB and 2.8 Harpertowns and whatever else.
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    the previous generation of mac pro also had a "downgrade" option that was priced the same I believe. So if this is the "headless imac" then the 2.0 Ghz mac pro was also. It was a full quad core and everything. Really. Honest.
     
  22. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it makes sense after the fact...but if 8 is standard that makes 4 substandard. So Apple's now making a substandard MP - who's gonna buy anything substandard.;)
     
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    You'd be surprised at what people will pay good money for (or not surprised...)
     
  24. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Indeed. $2199. This one's a much better buy though, at only $100 more.
     
  25. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's not "standard", it's "suggested" ;)
     

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