Price Advice Buying new Mac Pro to replace my 2007 one

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hally231, May 2, 2012.

  1. Hally231 macrumors member

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    As the title suggests - my mac pro is getting close to 5 years old now and believe it is a good time to sell before any hardware problems develop

    Here are some screen shots of what i have got:

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    I have a raid card installed and 4x 2tb hard drives with a 80gb SSD for the OS

    Do you guys recommend i buy a brand new mac pro or just upgrading to a 2009 model off eBay?

    Also, how much do you think i could get for my mac in GBP.

    Thanks
     
  2. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

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    WHAT EVER YOU DO DONT AND I MEAN DONT, get a new mac pro. they are about to be updated and the current hardware in them is pretty much 3 years old.

    there is a new mac pro on the horizon and because your computer is still in good condition you can probably wait another month or so
     
  3. cperry2 macrumors regular

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    Most definitely wait to the update and go from there. Probably get a new one if you can afford it. Having the thunderbolt ports will probably be a boon for storage expansion in the future.
     
  4. Hally231 thread starter macrumors member

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    Im just not sure whether they will bring out a new one as i have heard they're killing the line off, but what you say about 3 year old technology is very true. With student discount i can get around £600 off a 8 core machine, however i will wait patiently for the update.

    When does everyone think its getting updated?
     
  5. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Rumors are rumors. It's been almost 2 years since the last update - the longest lag for a new model. Hopefully, if this happens it will be within 60 days. If you need one now consider a refurb
    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac_Pro
     
  6. bottleneck macrumors member

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    I would not buy one

    Don't help Apple to sell ther overpriced old products, even if you get a sweet discount. I'm in the same position as you. If they don't launch a new Mac Pro soon or at least a nonglossy iMac I'll build either a hackintosh or go back to windows workstations.

    No one should buy a single dinosaur Mac Pro anymore. It won't push them to launch new ones or make fair prices for their dinosaurs, but it hopefully makes them think what to do with their stock.

    The Mac Pro isn't bad, but it isn't worth the money for sure! And if you compare it to new HP workstations they seem like a rip off.
     
  7. foodog macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has been killing off the Mac Mini for a lot longer.
     
  8. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    It's funny, but lately I've been thinking the same thing: the parallels between the Mac Pro situation of today and the Mac mini situation of several years ago are strikingly similar: the mini languished for quite some time without an update, and people were convinced Apple was going to kill it off. At long last, Apple introduced a significantly improved Mac mini that has maintained a very healthy niche within Apple's product line.

    I expect the same thing will happen with the Mac Pro. Intel hasn't given Apple much new to work with in the Xeon line for some years, but now they have. It's just a matter of time.
     
  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    As the others have said, don't even look at these current models. I can't believe they are taking so long to update this model.

    I find it hard to believe that because of Intel, apple hasn't updated the mac pro line in two years. Maybe the sales numbers would be better if they updated it every 6 months instead of every year or 2?? The PC world moves very fast, and apple doesn't care to be caught up on current tech.


    Also, to the OP: I have that same Mac Pro @ home, and I have no reason to believe that it's going to crap out any time soon. These are server grade workstations built to last for a long time. I figure I can get another 3-5 years out of mine before having to upgrade it.
     
  10. foodog macrumors 6502a

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    Home computers are constantly swapping out hardware for slight performance increases. A Mac Pro shouldn't be compared to these. Servers and high-end workstations do not do this. Stability and constant updating do not go hand in hand. Intel hasn't come out with any Xeon since 2010 (the last Mac Pro update) that is significantly better until just last month. At least they delivered something.... I'm still waiting for a G5 laptop. ;)
     

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