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Beachguy

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Looks like they’re giving us what we want. Now waiting to hear the price.
[doublepost=1559586383][/doublepost]But still no Nvidia.
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.
[doublepost=1559587475][/doublepost]Pricing wasn't as obscene as I expected. Must be the extra money they make from screwing MBP/MBA/Mini users.
 

TechRunner

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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...
 
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filterdecay

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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.
 

Pressure

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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.
 

fendersrule

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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.
 

boy-better-know

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Jun 30, 2010
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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.
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.
 

filterdecay

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

seek3r

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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.


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.
 

Beachguy

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$2,329 in 2008 → $2,764.34 in 2019

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.
 
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