Will There Be a Class Distinction Between nMP & cMP Owners?

cinealta

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This is more of a sociological, rather than technical, phenomenon. Do you think the Mac Pro community will split among nMP owners & cMP (1,1 to 5,1) owners? Will nMP become elitist and look "down" upon cMP owners?

I've been a Mac user for a long time and for the first time, IMO, the nMP seems to be like a prestige product (eg Porsche, Rolex etc) whereas previous Macs were pedestrian in their utility (eg SUVs). I hope our community does not split into the haves and have nots.
 

wonderspark

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This is more of a sociological, rather than technical, phenomenon. Do you think the Mac Pro community will split among nMP owners & cMP (1,1 to 5,1) owners? Will nMP become elitist and look "down" upon cMP owners?

I've been a Mac user for a long time and for the first time, IMO, the nMP seems to be like a prestige product (eg Porsche, Rolex etc) whereas previous Macs were pedestrian in their utility (eg SUVs). I hope our community does not split into the haves and have nots.
It has already happened. Here's a nice quote from a user named 'arbitrage':
This thread must be full of poor teenagers and college kids. Why is everyone complaining about the pricing. I can generate income to pay for the fully specced version in 2 days of work. As a few others have noted, there are obviously very few actual professionals on this thread. The complainers should just leave and go back to their LeapPad Pros.
 

monokakata

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Maybe, to continue the car analogy, "luxury" rather than "prestigious."

The OP's question is interesting, though, especially when it's going to play out on a site where nobody can check up on who's got what basis for saying anything.

I'm looking forward to it. Get it on!
 

t0rr3s

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Dec 23, 2010
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There has always been a distinction. Those who have class and those who don't (and will never have, no matter how much "income they can generate in 2 days")
 

anedwar

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Feb 10, 2012
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Nah. It won't split over the halves and the have nots. It will / has split over do you think the nMP sucks or not.

We were united in our desire to have a new Mac Pro. Now that we have it we can split into our camps of 'for' or 'against'.

The new Mac Pro is divisive because its a heavy handed bet that most "professional" workflows will benefit more from GPU power than CPU power. If that fits your work then you win (for now).

I for one will go back to lurking with my popcorn and enjoying my new and old Mac pro. :)
 

echoout

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Maybe, to continue the car analogy, "luxury" rather than "prestigious."

The OP's question is interesting, though, especially when it's going to play out on a site where nobody can check up on who's got what basis for saying anything.

I'm looking forward to it. Get it on!
A "luxurious" computer then? How silly.
 

flat five

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I've been a Mac user for a long time and for the first time, IMO, the nMP seems to be like a prestige product (eg Porsche, Rolex etc) whereas previous Macs were pedestrian in their utility (eg SUVs). I hope our community does not split into the haves and have nots.
nah.. the mp1 was sweet too.. it carried that same sort of pizazz (or whatever)

another year or two and none of this matters anyway.

(not that it even matters now ;) )
 

Spinland

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There has always been a distinction. Those who have class and those who don't (and will never have, no matter how much "income they can generate in 2 days")
Heh. That particular distinction seems to become rather clear once you've seen more than a couple of posts from any given user here. :cool:
 

AidenShaw

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nah.. the mp1 was sweet too.. it carried that same sort of pizazz (or whatever)

another year or two and none of this matters anyway.

(not that it even matters now ;) )
So true. I think that my Craftsmen wrench set is really cool, until I get snubbed by someone with a Snap-On wrench set.

"My tools are shinier than your tools" - such a sad contest. Use the tools that work for you - let others judge you on your work, not on the tools that you used to create it.

And the OP mentioned "Rolex". I have several fine, elegant Swiss watches (Rado, Baume&Mercier, Tissot) - and I wouldn't for a moment consider trading any of them for a tacky, gaudy, ostentatious Rolex.
 

echoout

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what's with that mx revolution charger? looks like it's just melted or something

[edit] lol.. apparently it's ostrich skin.
Ooh la la!!!

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So true. I think that my Craftsmen wrench set is really cool, until I get snubbed by someone with a Snap-On wrench set.

"My tools are shinier than your tools" - such a sad contest. Use the tools that work for you - let others judge you on your work, not on the tools that you used to create it.

And the OP mentioned "Rolex". I have several fine, elegant Swiss watches (Rado, Baume&Mercier, Tissot) - and I wouldn't for a moment consider trading any of them for a tacky, gaudy, ostentatious Rolex.
Whoa, whoa, WHOA!!!! "Work"?
 

goMac

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Just remember, whatever arguments we have about the nMP vs. the cMP, we're both still better than the guys over in the PowerPC forum using G5s.

(This is a joke... A JOKE!)
 

mpantone

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And the OP mentioned "Rolex". I have several fine, elegant Swiss watches (Rado, Baume&Mercier, Tissot) - and I wouldn't for a moment consider trading any of them for a tacky, gaudy, ostentatious Rolex.
Save your breath. The kids here don't understand the difference between Rolex and a real timepiece.
 

ZnU

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May 24, 2006
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It's a work tool, not a measure of status.
This. Maybe a few people will buy them as status symbols, but they're not even very good for that. At least with a Rolex, a phone, a laptop or a luxury car you can show the thing off in public; not so much with a desktop computer.

The vast majority of Mac Pro customers will buy this machine because they have important work to do, and it will help them do it.
 

mpantone

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The kids wouldn't even know how to pronounce "Rado", "Baume & Mercier" and "Tissot".... ;)
Don't get me started: half the kids on the Internet abbreviate "et cetera" as "ect".

Heck, they probably think Tag Heuer is a given name followed by surname.

:D
 

arbitrage

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Mar 19, 2009
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It has already happened. Here's a nice quote from a user named 'arbitrage':
How did my comment about people complaining about the price have anything to do with cMP users? The cMP was just as expensive as the nMP? Get a job and you will be able to afford it too.
 
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