So I was lookin at the new Mac Pro today, like many others, and was actually pleased with the update, unlike many others. (Please, don't even try and talk about how upset you are that it didn't get USB 3.0, blu ray, lightpeak, or anything like that. How could you possibly think that would actually come out on this update?) So first off, if anyone knows the price of the 12-core 2.93 GHz option, I would love to know what it is. I looked on Apples site and built an 09 8-core 2.66 GHz with a 1TB hard drive and it was $4800, and the 12-core MP 2.66 GHz is $5000, not a huge difference if you are already spending that much money. Also, the 2010 12-core MP comes with a much better GPU, faster RAM, built in wifi, and for what its worth a magic mouse. Would you consider those things worth $200? I would... Considering the prices are so close, an 8-core upgrade from 2.66 to 2.93 is $1200, maybe it will be close to that for the 12-core? Maybe even the same? Especially since the difference between the xeon 5500s and 5600s is extremely minimal, only $30 for the 2.66 GHz CPU. Ok anyways, I have seen some threads on here about dell workstations being cheaper than a mac pro with better performance. Not so sure I agree with that... I went on Dells website, got the base dual processor workstation with a 64 bit OS and put dual six-core 2.66 GHz CPUs in it. The other stuff included in the computer is as follows: 2GB DDR3 1066 MHz 512MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 250GB Hard Drive That is all for the dell workstation. How much does Dell charge for this? A whopping $5400!!! Now a 2010 Mac Pro with dual 2.66 GHz processors and the following: 6GB DDR3 1333 MHz (more and faster RAM) ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB (better GPU) 1TB Hard Drive (bigger hard drive) How much? $5000. I really don't see why people say dell is cheaper. Maybe for a crappier computer, but for a comparable one, no. The Mac Pro has better specs and costs less and will most likely last longer. Thoughts?