Mac Pro's missing little brother?

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  1. robbieDrobot macrumors newbie

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    An iMac w/o the screen!

    The MacPro is great but too big and expensive for day to day usage.
    The iMac is great for day to day but has the screen.

    Isn't there a gap between them with the iMac spec (especially proper graphics cards/slots and decent HD) and the mac pro.

    Because of this we have to use Dells for all our exhibition installations. An iMac without the screen would be the perfect replacement.

    Price wise=
    1.83 Ghz Mac Mini = 800 euro
    iMac 24" = 2000 euro
    24" Cinema Display = 900 euro

    Therefore iMac 24" - 24" = around 1000 euro Mark!

    I'll take 14 please.
     
  2. Turkish macrumors 6502

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    No.

    There are already at least a hundred threads on a mid-range tower.

    Apple isn't going to make one.

    Move along, nothing to see here. Ever.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Wow, that is a bit definite.

    I do agree there is a gap and would dearly love it to be filled by a smaller Mac Pro. Do I see it happening, yes. When is anybodies guess, could be never.
     
  4. statikcat macrumors 6502

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    They may now that EA and ID are making games for Mac. No one should have to buy a Mac Pro to play games well.

    A desktop with 1 cpu would work well.

    Reguardless if Apple will or not it seems like they should. Every other company in the world that makes computers has 1400-2000 range desktops I have no clue why Apple doesn't. It would be a lot easier for people to switch from PC with a model such as this. Most PC people do NOT want an Imac or Mac Pro. I guess people will be stuck buying old gen used Apples in the future for a cheaper desktop. Too bad..

    There are a lot of current Apple users who would like this of course.. but it is not only about pleasing the current Apple audience but attracting the current non-Apple audience. That is how a company grows. Seems like a no brainer to me. Wouldn't even require much work.
     
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  6. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    what are you exhibiting that wouldnt run on a mini?
     
  7. robbieDrobot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    4000 x 1000 H264 QuickTime movies!

    or anything that requires decent GPU acceleration? 3D, Quartz Composer etc...
     
  8. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    what video card in a consumer level desktop (hell, what card at all) will run a 4K (ie 4096×2160 pixel) display at full resolution? who even MAKES a 4K display!?
     
  9. robbieDrobot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mac Pro 4 Core with a Radeon X1900 running through a Matrox Triple Head to Go will run a single desktop at 3840 x 1024. Running a 3840x1024 H264 Quicktime on 3 projectors at 1280 x 1024 for an installation.

    Interestingly the same spec with the NVidia card couldn't run it.
     
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well your headless imac won't be able to handle that either...so really your mac pro is the only option.
     
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  12. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    nowhere, because it's not going to happen ("headless imac")
     
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