New Mac Pro Pricing

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mojopixel, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. mojopixel macrumors 6502

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    Do you think that the new Mac Pros will be priced cheaper or more expensive than the current line of Mac Pros?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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  3. petvas macrumors 601

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    It will probably be the same price or maybe 100$ less than the current models.
     
  4. SirOmega macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't expect the current structure to change until Nehalem in late 08/early 09. Simply because then it might be much more economically viable for Apple to make two MP models - a single socket and a dual socket (since its glueless multi-processing, motherboards become somewhat cheaper to design and manufacture). Also, they get to use RDDR3 (registered DDR) instead of the expensive and hot FB-DIMM. So prices could come down a little - I'm hoping for a single socket being $1800 or so.
     
  5. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    The title of this thread should be changed.... it might make some people's heart jump for no reason. For instance, change it from

    "New Mac Pro Pricing"

    to

    "Will There Be New Mac Pro Pricing???"
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    or "New Mac Pro Pricing?"
     
  7. pscoble macrumors 6502

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    I doubt anything will change except maybe the individual component pricing but thats more or less a given, it will stay 2500.
     
  8. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Newer components at the same price - it's the :apple: way
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yep, they tend to stay within the ballpark -- and go up or down just a bit every now and then.

    Might be nice to see them keep a low end/GHz dual core machine around for $1499, but it likely won't happen.
     
  10. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    i thought the same thing, who the hell knows if there is going to be a new mac pro, so once we get that established then maybe we can talk about pricing
     
  11. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    DDR3 is way more expensive than the current Fully-Buffered DDR2 DIMMs...
     
  12. SirOmega macrumors 6502a

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    Now yea, but we still have 12 months - a lot can change in a year.
     
  13. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Intel are moving everything to DDR3. It'll likely be cheaper.
     

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