MP 7,1 The New COLANDER Mac Pro!

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  1. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    In the tradition of the cheese grater Mac Pro, the new Colander Mac Pro has arrived!!!

    Good grief, that thing is... well, homely. But it sounds like a nice piece of hardware. I want on of those 1.5 TB units.
     
  2. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Looks like they’re giving us what we want. Now waiting to hear the price.
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    But still no Nvidia.
     
  3. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I'm amazed by what the specs are- it's just so seriously ugly! The back of that display... OUCH!

    I am afraid to hear the prices.
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    Pricing wasn't as obscene as I expected. Must be the extra money they make from screwing MBP/MBA/Mini users.
     
  4. fatespawn macrumors regular

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    Had to laugh... “oh, and the monitor stand costs a THOUSAND dollars.” Ha.
     
  5. TechRunner, Jun 3, 2019
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    Six grand for the base model. I don't need that kind of power, but if I did, I probably would have fainted at that point in the presentation...but as I don't work in that realm, maybe that's considered reasonable. I do like the design, though. The very first Mac I ever used was a cheese grater in grad school (2006)...memories...
     
  6. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    I think the design is genuinely beautiful, the most impressed I have been with an Apple products design in a while. Perhaps since the iPhone 4.
     
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    $12,000 starting price for computer and monitor, with stand.
     
  8. filterdecay macrumors regular

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    $6000 is more then I was hoping but I didnt catch the whole stream so I dont know whats that comes with.
     
  9. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    8 core, 32GB RAM, 580 X and 256GB SSD
     
  10. fendersrule macrumors 6502

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    It's an outrageous price and Apple is keeping this priced for pro's only.

    The $6,000 includes a measly RX580 GPU, 8 core, 32GB of memory, and a 256GB SSD.

    I heard the audience boo. Likewise. My soul got crushed.
     
  11. bookemdano macrumors 65816

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    Entry-level SSD capacity is a joke, but then again that's nothing new.
     
  12. liquid stereo macrumors regular

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    Did you like the price :eek:

     
  13. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do find the SSD to be way too small, but, honestly... the price seems good to me. Except for that stand.
     
  14. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    I agree! It’s a new cheese grater! It’s gorgeous!
     
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    I’m flabbergasted. They sure did listen to the professionals though - those with deep pockets producing for the BBC and running around with 8K cameras. I’m sure Scorsese and Hans Zimmer are thrilled.

    Not too eager about the proprietary graphic cards once again.
     
  16. fendersrule macrumors 6502

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    I'm really not sure why apple slapped the non "pros" with this. The old Mac Pro used to be for both pro and "prosumers." Not anymore.

    Here's the receipt for my 2008 Mac Pro:

    MAC PRO CTO


    Z0EM

    $2,329.00

    1

    $2,329.00

    Inflation:

    $2,329 in 2008 → $2,764.34 in 2019

    My soul is crushed because they did everything right (with what we know that was shared)....accept the price of entry.
     
  17. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    I was only casually listening to it, were they booing at the price of the system or the $1,000 stand?
     
  18. filterdecay macrumors regular

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    did they say what cpu it is? I want to build a apples to apples at hp to see if the price is correct.
     
  19. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    The stand.
     
  20. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    A sign of the times, sadly. If you can get away with Windows, I cant recommend enough, after ten years of Mac I built my own PC a few months ago and it's working out great.
     
  21. filterdecay macrumors regular

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    im ok with the small system drive. I only need it for software and os. Everything else is huge.
     
  22. seek3r macrumors 6502

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    For actual pro expenditure it's not actually that bad, if I needed it at my desk my employer wouldn't balk at $6k, or more for an upgraded system. If I go with the new 15" MBP when I request an update this summer (mulling asking for a 13" instead) it'll already be ~$4k. I don't need the MP for my job, but I'm sure a couple of our designers will request them.

    tl;dr if it's an actual business expense the MP is priced decently, but I'm not buying one for home to replace my 2010 anytime soon.
     
  23. Beachguy, Jun 3, 2019
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    But the capabilities are well beyond what that 2008 MP had. The technology is exponentially more advanced. My ex-wife is a graphics artist. The computers she used at work cost $10,000 or more- in 1992- and were nowhere near this powerful. Maybe I am just very used to very expensive computers at work (I do not work as a programmer on desktop machines, or web apps, but on large systems. They aren't inexpensive.

    I'll never have one. Heck, I'll never be able to afford a new MBP since I will retire within a few months. But what they will be able to do with the machines impresses the heck out of me.

    I am afraid to find out the cost of one loaded for bear, though.
     
  24. ssgbryan macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't.
    8 cores, 32Gb of ram, 256 SSD.

    It isn't 2016 anymore.
     
  25. Zdigital2015 macrumors 65816

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    I was hoping for $4999 with 32GB/1TB SSD/Vega 56 or even a Vega 48. The 580X is old hat and the 256GB SSD in the base Pro box is laughable. Even 512GB would be palatable. The $999 for the stand is someone at Apple smoking crack! Even the audience sputtered on that one.
     

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