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Old Jun 3rd, 2019, 03:30 PM   #51
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Surely this is a joke. Cheese Grater Pro? I mean... that's what we used to jokingly call it....

That's... FUGLY.
I saw an image for the Mac Pro and they were using a hideous display, thought it was just some screen they were using and they were not releasing a new monitor until they came back to it and showed off its specs. Really really really bad. Waiting for Apple to get the info up on the website to really study if this new Mac Pro despite its ugly appearance is a pro computer I would actually want. Worried they have gone small again limiting upgrade options.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2019, 03:53 PM   #52
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Don't think the new Mac Pro takes standard drives, be it the convention or SSD. Guess they did not completely learn from the trash can mac pro. More wires for all your external drives

Screen Shot 2019-06-03 at 3.50.51 PM by B P, on Flickr

Guessing those Apple propriety drives are going to cost a fortune.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2019, 05:14 PM   #53
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Surely this is a joke. Cheese Grater Pro? I mean... that's what we used to jokingly call it....

That's... FUGLY.

+1!!!

Yes FUGLY!!! Definitely a good and appropriate name.

I'm afraid to check out many of the specs as I'm sure His Higness Jonathan Ive will have F'd things up again. He really should go and retire somewhere.



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Functionally a step in the right direction, but really ugly. Tim Cook needs to go.
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I don't like the tube chrome bits but the box and "vent holes" are beautiful.

Finally back to an expandable desktop computer! The access is nice to see.

Since there is no longer a CD/DVD drive, there is no need for this to sit on or near the front of a deck so looks are relative. Functionality however is key.

Glad to see they are slowly moving back to what pro users want/need.
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+1, too expensive for mere mortals, but functionality/ expandability is back.

So long, Jony Ive!
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I don't like the tube chrome bits but the box and "vent holes" are beautiful.
Eye of the beholder....

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Finally back to an expandable desktop computer! The access is nice to see.
Reminds me a lot of the G4 Cube I have sitting beside me


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Glad to see they are slowly moving back to what pro users want/need.
The specs do seem to be there - as noted above, concerned about the $$$ of Apple's onboard storage, though I imagine most buyers will go for an external RAID.

One thing about all those holes in the case... think that thing will be a dust magnet?

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Hell, functionality will be the final arbiter.

And functionality will be judged in corporate, seeing the $$$!

We, mere mortals, will have to make go with what we've got.

Which is a tad more than Windows owners!
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The proprietary storage is a awful and just another cash grab for Apple. Heaven forbid anyone source parts from someone other than Apple.

This is a beast of a machine, they have ignored a pro element that does not need this level of processing power. I would like to have a moderately priced Mac Pro that gives me options to upgrade as I see fit down the road. A starting price of $6700 CDN before taxes is only going to be used by a small group of pro users, looks like it is way more geared to video and audio editing. Were the PowerMacs always this pricey in their day? I remember having Dual G4's and a Dual G5 and remember them being expensive but not that expensive. My memory could be off on that though.

I would have loved to see a cheaper Mac Pro, stick to the i7's and i9 chips and a decent video card that can all be upgraded as needed. Also, and I do not know why Apple thinks they need to reinvent the wheel here, go with a regular hard drive bays. I like less clutter, I don't want external even though the connections are super fast.

On a different note, is it just me or does the image of the Mac Pro on apple.com look like a vector image rather then a real picture of the machine? Looks like cheap clipart to me.
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I don't think the HDs will be proprietary for long. Seems Apple is adopting a new tech which will be available from others soon.

They are just leading the pack again. We are at a point where many things/components are changing. If HDs become small but with huge storage, then desktop clutter will be less. Ram seems to be the last of the "big components" left to change.

The dust will settle in a few years but we have to ride out the storm till then. (think floppy disks or CD drives)

A cheaper Mac Pro exists in the imac Pro but I feel they will release a less powerful desktop next year like they did with the iphone.

It is good news Apple is listening but their timing and product release schedule still needs work. Hopefully they will avoid the mess of the 90's with too many products in their line up.

Lastly, on the USA site it looks like the processor is removable/upgradable. Screws hold a wire which clamps the processor to the board. Interesting if this is true.
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