Mac Pro Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Reticuli, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Reticuli macrumors regular

    Reticuli

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    So lets say a new Mac Pro gets released in September. That's a big if, I know, but the remainder of this post is based on this assumption, so please, no pointing out the blindingly obvious and saying it might not happen :)

    In that case, I'd like to upgrade.

    I live in the UK and own a quad core Mac Pro with 512GB SSD and D300 which has been upgraded to 64GB of ECC RAM.

    Roughly, if I sold my current Pro to finance it, how much uplift would I have to put towards it to buy a new pro, were it to come out in September?

    Just considering feasibility before I start saving
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    They're going for around £3000 on eBay. If a new Mac Pro is released, it's likely the prices for the older ones would drop.

    So I'd play Devil's Advocate and say you could get yours sold for at least £2000 in September.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Looking at eBay, your model seems to sell for around £1,700 at the moment. When new models are released the value will drop by a bit, so I would say £1,500-1,600 is realistic. Perhaps a bit more in the £1,600 range given that yours has the 512GB SSD and 64GB of RAM.

    The price of Mac Pro (and other Apple devices in general) is expected to go up due to the drop in pound's value. Assuming Apple keeps the same price points in the US, I would say the base 2016 Mac Pro will come in at £2,799 or £2,899.
     
  4. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    As a general rule of thumb based on previous model introductions the price of the new model will be about the same as the model it is replacing. Your used system will be worth about 50-75%% of the price of a new model.
     

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