Buyer's Guide "Buy Now!" recommendation for MacPro is very misleading

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  1. motulist macrumors 601

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    The Buyers Guide is making a misleading report on the new mac pros. It says "Mac Pro - Recommendation: Buy Now! - Product just updated" but the line wasn't updated, it just gained a higher end configuration to the existing product line. At the minimum there should be some sort of large asterisk over that "Buy Now!" recommendation, or people are gonna get burned when the real update to the product line comes and they'll feel like MacRumors really mislead them. Just my constructive 2 cents. :)

    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac_Pro
     
  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    I think it just shows that they are most likely not going to change prices for a while. Therefore, safe to buy.:)
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Agreed...the Covertowns are too much money to make as the only Mac Pros, and the Woodcrest still are blazyin' fast
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    They added to the product line, Therefor making it rather unlikely we will see another update for them soon. Yes they could be working on a new design as we speak, but they will not release a product just to update it a few weeks later. There is a possibility that we will see new Mac Pros at WWDC, but for now it's a safe buy.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    yeah...

    I added a small note to the Mac Pro, but need to make it more noticable.

    That being said, it's hard to say what's going to happen. Is Apple going to introduce a faster Mac Pro soon? Then what happens to the pricing structure with the 8core?

    anr
     
  6. 4God macrumors 68020

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    I think the only difference we'll see in the near future is
    possibly a price drop after WWDC. No faster MacPros 'til later
    this year - Q4?
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    :p

    I think that it is safe to say "buy now" because if another update were in another month, Apple would probably have waited to put 8core in the next update. Confusing, I know. What I'm saying is there probably wont be another update til WWDC at the earliest.

    Edit: Actually, what I find more misleading is the "buy now" on the cinema displays. They weren't updated, they dropped 100 dollars in price. That means that there is a better chance of a refresh than of them sticking around for awhile.
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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  9. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    Great work arn, now the MacRumors consumer will be fully informed and not feel burned if they buy now and have new machines come out soon after. I'm glad I could help make a positive change to the site! :D
     
  10. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Can you also change the Mac Pro's picture because it looks like it's a PowerMac G5.
     
  11. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Picky picky :p I still think the cinema displays are misleading.

    Perhaps someone should add a note that they weren't updated, just simply price-dropped?
     
  12. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    It might be confusing to some people to see the Mac Pro as the PowerMac G5.
     
  13. arn macrumors god

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    Price Drop = Update.

    That's how Apple updates their LCDs.

    8/2006: Price Drop, Specs Updated
    3/2006: 30" Spec Updated
    10/2005: Price Drop
    4/2005: Price Drop
    1/2005: Price Drop
     
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Oh, cool I just checked that out. Now it makes sense :) Jeez these cinema displays really are dinosauars... largely the same since the beginning of 2005.
     
  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    But still 100% gorgeous! :) :cool: :apple:
     
  16. fatandlazy11 macrumors member

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  17. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Mac "updates" are rarely clean. There is a lot of grey area. Generally any change could be considered an update.
     

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