Imagine if nMP and cMP switched roles...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Demigod Mac, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
    What if the tables were reversed and the G5 and Mac Pro 1,1 through 5,1 series were the trashcan design (or something similarly minimalist like the G4 Cube). Then with 6,1 Apple drops the tower form factor on us. Imagine their marketing bullet points:

    * Industry standard PCIe slots!
    * Dual CPU options!
    * Easy CPU upgrades!
    * Internal drive bays!
    * $500 less expensive!

    Oh, but it's heavier and you'll need to sacrifice more space on your floor or desk.
    Sorry about that!
  2. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    If the G5s and cMP didn't have any of those from the get go we would all be on Windows today and Apple would've quit making MacPros years ago...
  3. whodatrr macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2004
    Then I probably wouldn't be typing this on the big goofy PC I was just forced to buy.

  4. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    5 fans instead of 1 (even though it doesn't means better cooling, but Apple will make this a selling point).

    Quad GPU option.

    3x super fast PCIe SSD option.

    128G RAM option.

    Dual internal optical drive option. (Regardless of its useful today, Apple will make this another selling point)

    Super powerful 980W PSU (it's nothing in the PC world. But again, Apple will make this a selling point).

    Easy access USB / thunderbolt port in the front panel.

    Zero tool require to upgrade HDD, GPU, RAM.

    Internal HDD bay is not good enough now, should make it hot swappable as well.

    However, I am quite sure they will increase the price, but not lower it.
  5. Larry-K macrumors 68000

    Jun 28, 2011
    I would say "at long last, our industry-wide nightmare is over".

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