Next Mac Pro cheaper?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jwt, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. jwt macrumors 6502

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    Any chance the next Mac Pro will have a lower entry point?
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Chance? Yeah. I wouldn't hold my breath though. The thing is being designed like a pretty heavy duty workstation these days. Those aren't cheap.
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Sorry to disappoint you, but I just don't see it happening. Apple doesn't like to change prices too often, and there's less of a reason to do so when we're talking about a high end workstation like a Mac Pro.
     
  4. jwt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking. Penryns are supposed to be more expensive than the current Xeons too, right?
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Honestly, I have no idea. However, chips generally go through a standard cycle of price and cost, wherein the newest chips are always the most expensive and older chips are cheaper. I have no idea if Penryns will be more expensive than the Xeons when they were first introduced.
     
  6. timestamp macrumors 6502

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    No they are not. The price match while offering more speed and cache in a the smaller 45nm package.
     
  7. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    This is if Apple go with the 1333MHz FSB processors. If they go with 1600MHz processors then they are more expensive, though I would still expect a $2,499 base price.
     
  8. jwt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any chance the current Mac Pros will go down in price after the intro of new ones? Sounds like a stupid question, but look at the iMac. Even though the new ones came with a price reduction and the SR architecture, the white ones are still going for their original price. Who's going to pay more for 2 year old tech than the just released new and cool machine? It doesn't make sense.
     
  9. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Yes. When the Peryns are announced, check out the apple stores.


    the current mac pros are GREAT machines and ram costs (which were expensive) are a bit of a unknow with the Peryns. Mac Pro ram pricing now is dirt cheap.
     

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