This a test, this is only a (wife) test

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by akadmon, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. akadmon, Jun 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012

    akadmon Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    So I just swapped my 2006 MP for a new "2012" while my wife was running errands. I wonder if she will catch on... Do you think she will notice that one of the FW400 ports on the front panel is now a FW800 port? Christ, even I didn't notice, and I now have to go out and buy a FW 400->FW800 adapter to hook up my trusty old iSight camera :(

    Thank God Apple stuck with the old case! AFAIAC, it's the most gorgeous thing I've laid my eyes on (besides my wife, of course :))
  2. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    That's friggin' brilliant.

    Apple should list this as a "pro" feature, especially if they keep the same case for the 2013 units.

  3. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    this may be the only thing the new mac pro has going for it... stealth upgrade so long as your wife doesn't see the credit card bill. :rolleyes:
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    As long as it isn't in the kitchen she shouldn't notice.:p

    If she doesn't look at the bills or you payed with cash and she doesn't know much about computers I doubt she would ever notice. The only difference would be that the computer seems faster.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Well, given your well-publicized adventure of sticking it to Apple by buying an outdated machine, I bet if she went online she'd find out. Who pays the bills? Who cares? Tell your wife, it's a marriage ... seems rather important to be honest with your wife but what do I know?
  6. iAmRod macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2006
    Are you saying his wife is fast?
  7. Dr. Stealth macrumors 6502a

    Dr. Stealth

    Sep 14, 2004
    SoCal-Surf City USA
    Funny !

    I went through the same swap about a month ago. For a while I had both my 2,1 and 5,1 in my office. My wife came in, looked at both machines puzzled and said, "So which one is the new one?". HA......:D

    I actually love the case and am glad they didn't change it. :)
  8. sigmadog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    near Spokane, WA
    I think I'd call that a Mac Bro.
  9. spaz8 macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    So Akadmon, can you feel the jump from your MP 1,1 to 5,1(6,1)?

    Happy with the improvement.. I'm considering the same path, but usually I buy when there is a 4-7x performance jump.. this is about a 2.7x..

    Just curious of your impressions, and satisfaction with the upgrade.
  10. akadmon thread starter Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    No worries - I put it on a new credit card and opted for paperless statements :)

    Anyway, this is just a game - I will tell her at some point. In fact, I told her last week (right before pulling the trigger) that I'm seriously thinking of buying a new computer (stop it, Jessica!), but then the subject did not come up for a few days. On Tuesday she asked me about it, and I told her, for the heck of it, that I decided to stick with my old one.


    I'm too busy enjoying my newly purchased outdated machine to bother with your ad hominem. Nonetheless, since you feel compelled to keep giving me unsolicited advice, I'll reciprocate just this one time: stay away from my marriage and keep out of my wallet.
  11. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I love my Mac Pro. Amazing machine. I'm still amazed each time I use it. Congrats on the purchase!
  12. akadmon thread starter Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Yeah, the 6-core, especially after the price drop, is a sweet little machine. BTW, nice setup you have with the two 27" ACDs. I'm rocking a 30" ACD and a 24" Dell, so we're even in terms of total real estate :) At some point (later this year), I'm thinking of getting another 30" display (probably a Dell) and moving the 24" to my office at work, where I'm stuck with a 4 year old Dell laptop and a 19" display. If I can't sell my tricked out 1,1 (Radeon 4870, 12 GB RAM, 6Gb eSATA) for at least $900, I'm gonna push hard to have my employer let me use it at work.
  13. thefredelement macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2012
    New York
    man that work to home technological transition sounds brutal! congrats on the new mac!

    It seems significant others who don't rely on Macs seldom understand, that's quite an upgrade though!

    The only thing I'll say is, if it comes up at some point down the road, she might give you holy hell for just not telling her about it at the time, good luck though!
  14. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    I thought it was a joke in the sense of it being a test, like you wanted to see how long it would take for her to figure out that you replaced the computer. Is that incorrect?
  15. akadmon thread starter Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Correct. I'm just trying to get back mat her, because she has the habit of noticing every little thing. I can't wait to get get back at her in a couple of week with "did you notice I have a new computer?" :)
  16. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    That's funny, and that's how I initially interpreted it.
  17. bengi macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    I have switched silently, G5 2GHz, G5 2.7 GHz, G5 quad, MacPro 2008. Only one of my kids oncevnoticed two CD slots instead of one in the previous mac, my wife smiled, she knows exactly, from my behavior and the happy face, when I buy a new "toy"!

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