Quicker Once It Arrives?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by doc james, May 3, 2007.

  1. doc james macrumors member

    May 3, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Skulking for a year, first post now! Well I finally pulled the trigger last Thursday - realising that I would be much more productive if I actually bought a Mac Pro rather than spent hours watching MacRumours and worrying it was going to become obsolete.

    It should have been shipping 3rd May, today it has just been set back to estimated 16th May. Anybody read anything into that? I think the same thing happened with this ibook a few years ago and it shipped with an improved spec.

    What they're supposed to be building btw is: 8-core, 1Gb, x1900t, 1*500gb, bluetooth+airport and a 23" cinema display.

    The RAM and SATA drives sat on my desk aren't being very productive on their own...

    Any guesses? I'll phone Apple and post any news.
  2. dr01dy macrumors member

    May 3, 2007
    I think it has to do with the ATI video card setting it back a few days. If you build a mac pro now you will see a 11 day jump if you select the ATI card.
  3. bld44 macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2007
    11 Day jump for the ATI? I ordered a Mac Pro 3 weeks ago with the ATI card and it only took 2 days longer.
  4. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2005
    Maybe they had a limited supply of the cards?

    To the OP, I would expect no more than what you ordered. Although Apple has shipped more powerful computers than ordered in the past, it does not happen frequently. Orders being pushed back is not uncommon and means nothing significant.
  5. brooker macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2007
    I just ordered my Ocho last week, and it shipped fairly quickly (~3 days). I got it with the stock video card, so that is probably the culprit. Congrats on your purchase! the hardest waiting is now that you have decided to stop waiting, eh? :)
  6. PianoPete macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2007

    It certainly is. After putting it off for over a year I'm upgrading from a dual 867 windtunnel to a 2.66 Mac Pro. It shipped yesterday and I can't wait!

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