Just another disappointing Tuesday...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rawdawg, May 8, 2012.

  1. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    WTF Apple........ Not even a word.... Are those 'other' people shipping the new workstations yet? If there is no update by June 17th, which Windows box do you see yourself getting?
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    You write this as if us mere mortals at MR have any pull in Apple's business decisions.
     
  3. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I'm tempted to pick up a refurb 6 core and be done with it
     
  4. TacticalDesire, May 8, 2012
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    For the love of god give me a break! There are at least 7 threads on the front page alone about the Mac Pro 'Delay'. It will come out when it comes out. These constant threads aren't going to make it come out any faster. If you want a good workstation now, go with a dual socket Dell precision. In my own PERSONAL experience, their business/professional line tech support is superior to apples. Their on a commission (kinda like a car salesman only the dell reps don't lie to you) and will bend over backwards to get you what you want (Within reason of course). They won't try to con you into buying something you don't need and best of all, they're in the U.S. Basically the complete opposite from their consumer line. We get all of our workstations and servers their now and have yet to have a problem. Just call them up, tell them what you want, and they will put together a build with you. And their onsite support is superb as well.
     
  5. need to restart macrumors newbie

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    Speaking of Dell Precisions, it looks like their Xeon E5 machines don't ship till may 17th(next thursday)
     
  6. d-m-a-x macrumors 6502

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    Sounds tempting - what is the preferred os for the workstations? windows 7? I guess if i get to know the os well, windows might not be too frightening
     
  7. scottrichardson macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.. a forum for speculation on a web site devoted to speculation... I say 7 speculatory threads on the same thing isn't enough :D
     
  8. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

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    So what kind of workstation are you hoping to get?
     
  9. rawdawg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My other strategy is to figure out Apple's return policy for upgrading in case something new launches.

    I can buy a MP on the 17th and if I have a month just take it back for the upgrade. I would have no remorse towards Apple having to resell it refurbished.

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    CS6 would do everything I need. I just want something that works.
     
  10. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    Yea Im thinking of just buying a 6 core refurb and if something new comes in 30 days I would return it for a new one
     
  11. xgman macrumors 601

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    I wish it were 70 threads. They make me feel 1% better. Seriously, it really can't hurt. If there were no threads I'd be worried. Apple is being pretty scummy on this. They must know everyone is worried and anxious. They could get going on an announcement if they wanted to.
     
  12. SvK, May 8, 2012
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    There won't be anymore MacPros....

    I'll put money on it.

    99.9 % of joe public do not require a Desktop machine. Heck 70 % barely require a laptop.
    Most apps that people need for their daily needs are perfectly suited to tablets / smartphones.

    its true.

    watching movies
    listening to music
    browsing the net
    emailing
    texting
    social networking
    photos
    news
    google docs
    text books

    all of this on tablets and most of it on smart-phones

    Content creators, directors, composers, editors ...we represent less than 1 % of the market.

    SvK
     
  13. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

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    There will. But they will call it iMac Pro.
     
  14. hollyhillbilly macrumors member

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    You forget about gamers which have very similar needs for desktop computers as production and content creators. Gaming is a multi billion $ industry.
     
  15. SEGeologist macrumors member

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    Same can be said for research in Universities. Were waiting till the start of the fall semester at this point. If no updates are out by then we have plans to max out the current models. Our needs are for engineering and modeling simulations.
     
  16. goMac macrumors 603

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    Um, was there a group decision to buy Windows boxes on June 17th I wasn't aware of?

    Is my current Mac Pro going to burst into flames and stop working on the 17th?

    Is it a party? Will there be food or should I bring my own? Are we all supposed to be this whiny and angsty at the party?
     
  17. tony3d macrumors 6502

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    The Mac platform isn't even considered with gamers because there are virtually no games for it, and the ones that do exhist are 3 years old. So gaming, not so much.
     
  18. SvK macrumors 6502

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    i'll concede to the need for macpros for research.

    But gaming?
    Im in gaming. I work for the industry. Gaming on Mac is completely dead.
    Always has been.

    SvK
     
  19. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Very true.


     
  20. 24Frames macrumors regular

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    I think that it should be pointed out that these are the old models, NOT the Xeon E5-26xx based models, which have been announced, but not released. http://www.dell.com/precision

    If you look at the front page you will see that Apple will roll out the iPad to 30 more countries this Friday. It seems unlikely, for logistics reasons, that Apple could update anything in the Mac line while that rollout is taking place. Every plane from China is full of iPads!
     
  21. ugru macrumors 6502

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    Very false

    Blizzard releases games for both Windows and MacOsX (WoW, Starcraft II, Diablo II, Diablo III) and some other gaming majors are starting to follow...
     
  22. frega macrumors member

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    I'm going to hold out on my gaming PC purchase until after WWDC keynote to see if they're coming out with one for gaming.

    It wouldn't be so far fetched to have the lowest end Mac Pro have an i7 3770 / GTX680.
     
  23. theSeb macrumors 604

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    That's not the point. Someone has to make the games to run on iPads. What should these people use? Windows boxes?
     
  24. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Just another disappointing Tuesday...

    Just another duplicate thread...
     
  25. Wardenski macrumors 6502

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    Dear Mac Users

    We have a new Mac Pro on the way so don't buy our current models. Dont worry about us, we are making enough money.

    We will donate current stock to charity.

    Thanks Bye :3

    Tim Cook
     

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