pricing for new Mac Cylinder

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  1. cohen777 macrumors regular

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    It seems like the pricing for the new Mac Cylinder could be high especially with the solid state internal drive. The current pricing for a one TB solid state drive is around $1K. Any thoughts?
     
  2. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    If you are care about pricing, you are not a customer of the Mac Pro.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    It won't be cheap, but until they get closer to selling them we can only speculate. With Thunderbolt 2 being released late this year by Intel we can only presume a late 2013 or an early 2014 time frame for the new MacPros
     
  4. clamnectar macrumors regular

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    2013 Mac Pro "guess the price" game

    What will the standard model cost? And for that matter, what will the standard model be?

    My guess:
    12 core CPU = $1200
    1 TB SSD = $600
    midrange AMD GPU x 2 = $1200
    16 GB RAM+case+other stuff = $700
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    $3700 in the apple store.

    Also, anyone want to guess what its geekbench score will be? I don't.
     
  5. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    That's a rather bogus comment. I'm a Mac Pro customer and I care about costs. It's business 101, cost vs. value. I even care about energy consumption & noise. It all factors in... Granted, you can expect it to be expensive, but if it's too expensive (cost not justified for purpose), there are many other options. We're not all cookie cutter users, and when you look at the cost for a 12 work station office, cost is a very important factor.
     
  6. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    No, thats not true at all. if its too expensive and limited which it clearly will be many customers may opt to Switch to something like the HP workstations or other competitors. Many already have.
     
  7. spunkgarLEWII macrumors regular

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    If the entry level price is 2499 or greater, I am sure not very many will consider it a bargain. Here's hoping since its made in the USA, it will be a lot cheaper.

    Say around 1999.99


     
  8. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    So made in China is more expensive than made in USA? What the hell have we (US) been doing then? :D
     
  9. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Yes, as opposed to making it in Switzerland I guess.
     
  10. tjlazer macrumors member

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    Typical rich fan boy comment maybe? So because we don't want or can drop $6,000 on a new computer we need to $tfu and go get the Mac Mini right? ;) Nice.

    No thanks, I'll stick to my 2009 Mac Pro with upgrades.
     
  11. spunkgarLEWII macrumors regular

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    Don't forget to flash the firmware so you will have 5,1 and 6-core goodness. Yeah, I love my 6-core cheese grater..


     
  12. tjlazer macrumors member

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    Yep I did :)
     
  13. Dr. Stealth, Jun 10, 2013
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    Are you serious ???? Even with the lowest wages they will find in the South (have you seen where they will be building them) you will have Goober building your mac at four times what it would cost over seas.

    Why do you think nearly ALL manufacturing has left the states ?

    When Obama met personally with Steve Jobs and asked him to bring the manufacturing back to the states Job's said "It will Never Happen!" So now that Steve is gone Cook folds......

    Prices will be much HIGHER on anything made/assembled in the states. Thank the Unions for that.
     
  14. spunkgarLEWII macrumors regular

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    For the most part, it has.. while there are some manufacturing jobs still, the majority have been sent overseas.

     
  15. td2243 macrumors 6502

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    If you don't care about pricing, then you live in a world of wealth I have no knowledge of. Must be nice.
     
  16. AppleDroid macrumors 6502a

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    Plus the added expenses. Rather than buying 3x hdds at $115ea you have to buy a $300 TB enclosure and $20 TB cables.
     
  17. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    No idea on the exact price but I'm sure it's more then people want to spend :).
     
  18. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    Correct.

    If you NEED a Mac Pro, price is no object, just like those who can afford a Porche without asking the cost.
     
  19. kendall69 macrumors regular

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    Made in the USA

    So let's see, made in the U.S.A. with all the EPA regulation, union labor, Workers comp, this baby will come in about 12K
     
  20. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    OMG! The Mac Pro is for people with SERIOUS computer processing needs, who will make millions of dollars with the BEST computing power. Like those creating the Monsters University film. Definitely not for you.
     
  21. Tesselator, Jun 10, 2013
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    Isn't it close to the same actually? The only difference may be that Uncle Sam was paying Apple to manufacture it abroad. So now it may be more expensive as Apple won't be getting those subsidies any longer?

    On MSRP I guess it will be higher than it should be - this is Apple after all. But I guess, if they were to maintain the same percentage ratio (Cost:MSRP) then we could see these as low as $1,200 for the base model. I don't think we will but if... then...

    And to be clear, now that we know what the MP6,1 basically is we can safely say that it's price will probably be the single most crucial factor which will determine whether or not the MP6,1 will be a success or a failure.
     
  22. wallysb01 macrumors 65816

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    The bottom end will probably be a 6 core $300 CPU and maybe we will see some stratification of cards and a 256 or 500 GB SSD option. With all that hopefully they can get the base price around $2000. I just don't see how this little thing will actually sell well if its $2500-$3000, or more, for the base model when you still need a TB RAID enclosure to have meaningful storage.

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    So if it was $1M, you'd buy it? Please, price always matters. Rich people don't get rich by being careless with their money.
     
  23. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    But their relatives spend and spend... Many new Pros will end up next to an Xbox and a Wii.
     
  24. wallysb01 macrumors 65816

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    Define many.
     
  25. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Not necessarily. Next time you go shopping, check the labels. You will find that goods made in the USA are cheaper than most of the things made from outside the USA. Unions have nothing to do with it, it's actually good that we have unions, if not then we would be no better off than places like China with slave and child labor.
     

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