- Jul 17, 2010
Chuckle.... oh course he has to pander for page views by throwing the xMac into the article. Sigh ...
The custom video card is the "likely" but doesn't cover the downside that the costs are jacked up higher for them.
Given ASUS kludge solution ... I doubt it is as simple as that. What he skips over is that "rube goldberg" system connection in addition to the external loop-back cable. I bet the TB card doesn't work if that "system link connector" is not attached. I also bet that the TB card doesn't work if the "system link connector" doesn't see the DP cable attached too.
Even if move the "kluge cable" inside the box there still would likely be a 'kill' switch on the TB controller if the DP signal is not hooked up. Same thing if go with the funky card with proprietary edge connectors... no valid DP edge likely no TB.
Here is hoping for some good ol' Apple "magic" and "brilliance". Still, resources may be elsewhere.
"Magic" and "brilliance" were in quotes for maximum sarcasm. Like if I was miming them with my hands.
Oh, the bombastic "these new Macs are 10 times better than sex" talk of the Apple product videos. That stuff is almost comical at this point.
That's one reason why I don't expect them to drop a whole new Mac line up or several models all at once. All that fake organism stuff will start to look like a porn video if they carry on too long. Apple is anti porn