We need a iMac Pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kaybeee, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. kaybeee macrumors member

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    I would love see apple release a iMac Pro. It will have the all in one body, but with a WAY better video card and possibly a bigger screen.

    anyone agree?
     
  2. Apple iKid macrumors regular

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    I think that would be cool!
    I kind of doubt it will happen, but it would definitely be cool.
     
  3. Apple iKid macrumors regular

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    well.... i doubt it will happen any time soon
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I'd like a Mac mini pro, that way I could upgrade some parts and pick my monitor. Alas the xMac wasn't meant to be. :(
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I think we need to stop making these threads, sorry but there has been way to many "I want a mid tower.

    Honestly the only real thing that differs is the expandability, which besides for RAID cards and more then 8G of RAM Apple has made fairly obsolete.
    If I didn't need to run a PCIe DSP card I would swap my MacPro for an iMac any day.
     
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    iMac Pro

    26" H-IPS LCD
    PCI-Express slot graphics. Plug in card is covered by a side panel
    2 FW 800 ports
    4 USB ports
    Dual Gigabit ports
    Quad Core procs
    Dual Hard Drive slots
    SATA 6Gbps

    2010

    6-Core proc
    USB 3.0 (2 ports) USB 2.0 (3 ports)
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Nice to dream, but can't picture it happening.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...great, just what we need... even more expensive iMacs:p...
     
  9. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    No.
     
  10. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    How about we just get rid of the iMac all together? :D

    But seriously, the iMac is meant for the general consumer. If you really need a pro level machine, guess what... Apple already makes one! No one would want an expensive pro-level machine with a screen you can't change and components you can't change, that would just be silly.
     
  11. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    What apple needs is something between the iMac and the Mac Pro, for the very large consumer segment looking for a fairly robust small/mid tower solution that could be connected to the beautific Apple Cinema Display, etc.

    Apple could produce a $1500 small tower machine with upgradable graphics card and more expansion than the iMac and not even canabilize the iMac sales. Give it a mini display port and mini DVI connection like the Mac Mini. Offer a modern PCI-Express card in it for graphics like the new ATI 4890.

    In large lots the quad core i7 is down to $200 or so. Apple would probably pay less. Such a machine could easily have 4 RAM slots.

    They would sell a TON of machines like this, but apparently they have no interest in doing so.

    Apparently they would rather sell 100,000 Mac Pros than sell 1 Million mid tower machines.
     
  12. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    How would that not cannibalize the iMac? The market for a Mac system at that price strate is finite. Apple can't sell a million of these computers and still maintain the iMac sales.
     
  13. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I don't see it as cannibalizing the iMac. The iMac has a screen that is comparable to the 24" ACD that sells for $899.

    $1500 mid-tower (entry level) + 24" ACD is going to cost $2400, which is much more than even a top of the line iMac.

    If reasonably priced mid-towers took sales away from all in one PCs than that segment wouldn't even exist in the Windows world, and yet that segment is thriving even though a large number of mid tower units are sold.
     
  14. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

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  15. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    $4000 price tag

    seriously, all in one and professional use hardly go in hand

    at this price mac pro, find your own h-ips display
     
  16. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    It wouldn't be that much money. LED displays are more rare to
    find than a 26" IPS. Dual Gig E really isn't needed all that much but
    what I envision a iMac Pro offering is a desktop (i.e no behemoth Mac Pro
    chassis) with workstation graphics capability.

    For the drive bays simply use 2.5" drives which would barely take up the space occupied by one 3.5"

    SATA 6bps is a must.

    $2999
     

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