If Apple made an $8-10k flagship machine, what would its specs be?

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  1. nnicot macrumors member

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    I was reminiscing about old macs today, and fondly remembered the mac IIfx from back in the early 90's. That machine had a $9k starting price, but it was the de-facto choice for every graphics artist back then. What would a new flagship look like, if Apple made one?
     
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    Core 2 Duo 1.6ghz, 1Gb Ram and a 5400 128gb spinner.
     
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    ...but in rose gold. ;)

    Seriously, though, the specs for the dream Apple pro are already online. Someone just needs to slap some sense into the cuatro amigos.

    And, BTW, the only Apple computer that I've ever had on my desk was a IIfx. It wasn't mine, it was loaned to me by a Nobel prize winner so that I could help him set up some analytics programs.
     
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    The components would be the same as Nintendo Classic Mini but the case would be egg shaped and it would say Mac Pro Mini on it.
     
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    And don't forget that Apple already has a $10K flagship model....

    trashcanpro.jpg

    Unfortunately, it's three to four year old hardware for $10K.
     
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    It's a JPEG screen capture image uploaded to MacRumours - not an external link. (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/trashcanpro-jpg.671616/)

    I tried it from an independent session (on a VPN link through work) and saw the linked image.

    Let me know if you can't see it.

    Edit:

    So sorry, I did two links, and the first was bogus. The "Apple Pro Dream" machine specs are at http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/4AA6-4212ENUC . (link to PDF on the HP Z840 website)
     
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    And I didn't even put my zip code in so that local taxes would be included... ;)

    Edit: Confusion between an external link to the Z840, and an embedded image for the $10K option for the MP6,1.
     
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    are xeons slowing down or are the newer ones running same/faster at lower GHz rating?

    (and the link in the earlier post is now working. thx)
     
  13. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but it was overpriced when it was new.
     
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    for that era... was it Crick or Watson that loaned it to you? :)
     
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    It was Al Gore trying to analyze why chads hang in Florida.
     
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    10x Intel Pentium 4 Prescotts. All that power!
     
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    I'd be more interested to know who would pay that price? I am assuming a professional. For that price it should include FCP, Logic, Photoshop suite, or some other pro app.
     
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    And only three microns thick!
     
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    $10K?
    Let's see.
    If Apple buys MS, HP and Sony...
    A flagship package.
    A Surface Studio, 17" 4K, 64GB, Quadro M5000 HP Zbook and a Sony A6500.
     
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    Gore knows why chads hang there.
    that's why he conceded to bush the night of the elections.. he knew the electoral college went republican.

    all that other crap afterwards was to keep the population feeling like their votes actually mean something in a u.s presidential 'election'.. they dragged it out long enough (ie- not very long ;) ) until everybody quits wondering why bush is the president even though more americans voted for gore.
     
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    Their flagship machine is $17k, not just $10k. The specs are as follow:

    • Height: 42.0mm - Width: 35.9mm - Depth: 10.5mm - Case (yellow gold): 69g - Case (rose gold): 67g ; or
    • Height: 38.6mm - Width: 33.3mm - Depth: 10.5mm - Case (yellow gold): 55g - Case (rose gold): 54g
    • 18-karat yellow or rose gold case
    • Sapphire crystal
    • Retina display with Force Touch
    • Ceramic back
    • Digital Crown
    • Heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope
    • Ambient light sensor
    • Speaker and microphone
    • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • Up to 18 hours of battery life1
    • Water resistant2
    apple_watch_edition_01.jpg
     
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    that's just buying gold.. gold with apple tax.

    otherwise, same as the other apple watches.
     
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    So? It's still a $17k Apple electronic flapship product.
     
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    i really don't think they'd consider the watch as their flagship. and it's a marketing term to begin with.
    customers don't decide what a flagship is. the companies do.

    i get it that you're being funny with the watch thing.. but just making sure you're not believing the lulz
     
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    It would be almost the same as right now, but with a touch bar.
     

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