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Apple Store down

I guess the rumours of new iMacs / MacPros might be true, store is down for updating as of 6:30 AM.
 

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And still down right now, 8:20am EST. Some bit downtime = a big product refresh? :D we can only hope.
 

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The Canadian Apple Store is still down, but the US one is up.

Finally, new iMac and the Magic Trackpad.
 

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canadian store is up. the new big daddy imac looks like a frigging monster. 1GB of VRAM? yowsers

shameful there is still no mac pro
 

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1GB video card on high end model looks interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't i7 model standard option last round? :confused: (Haven't had coffee yet)
 

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edit: never mind...:D
 

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Looks decent. Be nice to see some benchmarks of the 3.6ghz dual-core vs. The 2.8ghz quad-core i5 chips.

I'm sure that 2.93ghz i7 blows them both away.

1GB VRAM is nice, but who needs that unless you're playing games??

Nice of them to let people know that the MacPro is coming. Wonder what the delay is/was? Can't be channel inventory - they're pretty sold out everywhere and they won't be clearing too much inventory now since people know there's a new one definitely on the way.

Magic Trackpad looks killer. I want I want! :D
 

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1GB video card on high end model looks interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't i7 model standard option last round? :confused: (Haven't had coffee yet)
No, was BTO.
 

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Likely video card on the MacPro and looks like no new tech - just additional core,
Maybe a speed bump
 

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Another interesting BTO option on the imac's is SSD drives as primary for os and apps, with secondary 1 or 2 tb hard drives for files. Anyone have some real world experience with SSD drives? They look much faster from benchmarks, but debating if it's worth the extra $750... The secondary large hard drive would seem to solve my main issue with them which was capacity... :D
 

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I waited and held off for FIVE MONTHS before I made the commitment to buy a (then) top of the line iMac...

Then two weeks later, THIS!

*sob*

(Yeah, I know this is expected with Apple products, doesn't mean it hurts any less)
 

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Nah - they are faster but too expensive and undetermined life span.

The Hybrid 2.5 500xt in a carrier or the 10k Velociraptor would be preferred for cost/performance especially in the towers.

We are looking at the heat sensor issue in the iMacs for a work around so we can install drives.
One reason we like the previous gen Macmini's we can put one or two 500xt hybrids in them and get insane speeds.
 

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Sorry to hear that ahMEmon, I know you're pain... I've been waiting since the 27" one came out back in October, but the rumour mill had kicked into full swing of late so I was expecting an update by September though this one is surprisingly early... the only downside for me is how much of my money apple is going to get this month with the new imac and a new iphone all in the same week :D
 
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