Mac Pros on Apple Store refurbished list

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by petsounds, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. petsounds macrumors 65816

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  3. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    They're on the list all the time. Generally 2009 - 2012 models
     
  4. petsounds thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Huh, guess I never noticed them before. Can't believe anyone would buy one at this point unless they absolutely had to.
     
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    If the price is good, why not, they are still good workhorses, and if one still wants to use Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard instead of the new OS X iterations, refurbished is the way to go.
     
  6. scott.n macrumors 6502

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    The 2010 and 2012 6-core models (the only difference being the amount of RAM) are sold on the refurb store for $2489 and $2549 respectively. Those seem like decent deals to me. Evidently other people think so too, as they usually sell out quickly.
     
  7. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought one and I expect to get many years from it. When it gets long in the tooth relative to what I need, I will reuse the case and make it a hack. The notion that you need 22nm chips in something with a 1000watt PS is silly. Intel's focus for 22nm Xeon will be server based and I don't need a box capable of having 100's of users on it.

    My machine runs at 3.33Ghz and a new 22nm i3770 runs at 3.4Ghz. The bigger difference is memory speed (my 1333 versus 1600). I can't use 12 cores on a single die. My work is too linear for that.
     
  8. petsounds thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, sure; I'm still using a 2008 8-core Mac Pro, and it still handles things pretty well (aside from Mountain Lion making things wonky). But I bought it in 2008. I wouldn't spend that kind of money on outdated hardware today, nor would I frankly want to give Apple the wrong kind of signal.
     

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