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.
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...
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.
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