not me... My 2009 octad mac pro is still rock solid and has a lot of room to grow still... I'm looking forward 2011 when sandy bridge hits the market. Then maybe I'll leave my 2009 to my wife and get a 2011 model if it comes out.
I have been waiting for a few months, not quite as long as others by the looks of it.
I'm working of a 13" macbook (2008 i think) its holding up rather well considering the file sizes I use but its definitely time to move on to a desktop.
I was looking at something like this
One 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
One 18x SuperDrive
Apple LED Cinema Display (24" flat panel)
Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) and User's Guide
AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card with 802.11n
I'm going to buy one for my video editing next week. I have 5 years worth of HD home movies to edit, plus 11 years of digital photos that have been lying in my digital shoebox, and I'm looking forward to getting started on that big project. While I could easily do this on my Dell XPS (see my sig), I'm not getting any younger and I want to put my home movies into an Apple MPEG4 format that will hopefully outlive me.
I'm getting an imac or mac pro depending on what HW is offered in each.
If the imac has a GREAT GPU, USB3, and possibly a simpler HD replacement option then it will be hard for the Mac Pro to win out. Much less than this and it's likely the Mac Pro will win out. Will be interesting to see.....................
My only angst is the inevitable whining that will ensue on MR's forums once both machines are announced.
I will buy one. I need to use a non glossy screen, and I would prefer to have internal HDD for the speed. iMac's glossy screen is terrible for photo work, so I guess that leaves Mac Pro as default choice.
I might upgrade my 24" displays to 27" if the price differential isn't enormous.
As for my Mac Pro, unless there is something revolutionary about the new model (doubtful) and the price is reasonable (unlikely), I'm more likely to upgrade the CPU in my current quad than buy a new one.
My 2008 MP (my fist Mac), with 8 cores at 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM, the upgraded ATi 4870, and a RealSSD for boot, is plenty fast enough for me. I can´t ask for anything faster than instant. It is crazy how we are driven to upgrade for perceived improvements in speed.
It doesn´t really matter if Premiere takes 2 min 8 sec., or 2 min. 1 sec. to encode a film, but we gladly run out and spend USD4K on a new MP, to basically increase an artificial benchmark score
I can understand upgrading if the difference is measurable (in user experience terms), or if you get new functionality, like USB3, displayport for an ACD, or more screen area, but this rush toward higher clock frequencies and faster bus speeds, seems, well, stupid.
In my opinion, the 2009 Quad is overpriced by about $1000 for what you get, and that's with Apple Tax included. Let's what they price the entry level Mac Pro at, and whether it's acceptable value for what you get. Otherwise, I'll stick to my G5.
I'll get a new Mac Pro at work as soon as they are released – and if the update is good I might buy one for home use too. Apple can keep their mirror glass displays though. At work I have a beautiful 30" ACD, and no way in hell would I trade my 21" Eizo for a 24" or 27" glassy ACD at home.