Apple Introduces New Mac Pro

  • Posted: 03 March 2009 09:34 AM

    Tuesday March 3, 8:31 am ET

    Features Intel ‘Nehalem’ Xeon Processors & High-Performance Graphics
    CUPERTINO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Apple? today introduced the new Mac? Pro using Intel “Nehalem” Xeon processors and a next-generation system architecture to deliver up to twice the performance of the previous generation system.* The new Mac Pro starts at $2,499 and features the latest graphics technology and an updated interior that makes expansion even easier than before.

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    Posted: 03 March 2009 10:30 AM #1

    I spec’ced out one of these puppies, with pretty much high end choices.

    Shoot, you can buy TWO HOUSES in Detroit right now for the price of a gussied up unit.

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  • Posted: 03 March 2009 11:12 AM #2

    Scott Moritz Sarcastic reporting over at the street.com:

    Apple’s Gift to the Frugal: $2,500 Mac Pro

    Apple has turned its tin ear to the slumping economy and introduced a $2,500 aluminum-body desktop computer, $300 below the price of its previous model.

    The new Mac Pro features Intel’s (INTC Quote - Cramer on INTC - Stock Picks) Xeon processor and is targeted to users requiring heavy graphics capabilities. The high-end box is one of four hotly anticipated upgrades to desktop computers introduced by Apple on Tuesday.
    Aside from the $300 cut in the Mac Pro price, all the other upgrades remain the same price. The move continues to show that Apple plans to hold the line on prices, a move that seems a tad out of touch with the current downturn in consumer spending.

    Low hanging fruit reporting as there are plenty of high end shops wanting these capabilities.

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    Posted: 03 March 2009 11:17 AM #3

    rattyuk - 03 March 2009 03:12 PM

    Scott Moritz Sarcastic reporting over at the street.com:

    Apple’s Gift to the Frugal: $2,500 Mac Pro

    Apple has turned its tin ear to the slumping economy and introduced a $2,500 aluminum-body desktop computer, $300 below the price of its previous model.

    The new Mac Pro features Intel’s (INTC Quote - Cramer on INTC - Stock Picks) Xeon processor and is targeted to users requiring heavy graphics capabilities. The high-end box is one of four hotly anticipated upgrades to desktop computers introduced by Apple on Tuesday.
    Aside from the $300 cut in the Mac Pro price, all the other upgrades remain the same price. The move continues to show that Apple plans to hold the line on prices, a move that seems a tad out of touch with the current downturn in consumer spending.

    Low hanging fruit reporting as there are plenty of high end shops wanting these capabilities.

    There is demand but does Apple sell even 150,000 Mac Pros a year?

    FWIW, as I priced out a new Mac Pro I remembered that it cost less than what I paid for a Quadra 900 back in ‘90 maybe ‘91? Anyway that box was 10K. And $6300 is a deal when I remember selling 32MB sticks of ram for $1799 a throw (and that was a bulk deal) and 1GB HDDs for $1199.

    Course I remember forking out over a grand for cell phones too.

    I’m going to go off into a corner and ramble to myself now….

    [ Edited: 03 March 2009 11:20 AM by Eric Landstrom ]

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    Posted: 03 March 2009 11:22 AM #4

    TanToday - 03 March 2009 02:30 PM

    I spec’ced out one of these puppies, with pretty much high end choices.

    Shoot, you can buy TWO HOUSES in Detroit right now for the price of a gussied up unit.

    No AppleCare? :wink:

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    Posted: 03 March 2009 11:22 AM #5

    “TanToday” date=“1236108633”]I spec’ced out one of these puppies, with pretty much high end choices.

    Shoot, you can buy TWO HOUSES in Detroit right now for the price of a gussied up unit.

    I just bought 8/2GB dimms for my new Mac Pro for $225.  Anyone who buys ram (or any upgrades for that matter) from Apple should have their head examined.

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    Posted: 03 March 2009 11:45 AM #6

    Other World Computing has some great deals on memory. And will provide a small rebate for your old dimms. There are speed advantages to having every memory slot filled, even if they are 512’s, the processors will be more efficient.
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    Posted: 03 March 2009 06:54 PM #7

    macglenn - 03 March 2009 03:22 PM

    “TanToday” date=“1236108633”]I spec’ced out one of these puppies, with pretty much high end choices.

    Shoot, you can buy TWO HOUSES in Detroit right now for the price of a gussied up unit.

    I just bought 8/2GB dimms for my new Mac Pro for $225.  Anyone who buys ram (or any upgrades for that matter) from Apple should have their head examined.

    I totally agree. I use Crucial (Micron) so know that they will work and if I have any issues they are covered by warranty.

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  • Posted: 20 March 2009 03:16 PM #8

    MacCube,

    Thank you for reminding folks of our RAM deals at Other World Computing. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you can even find more deals. Just click on the Customer Service tab at http://www.macsales.com and choose eNewsletter Subscription from the sidebar.

    FYI, OWC also sells memory from other vendors, including Crucial (owned by Micron Technology), Samsung, and Techworks.

    We also have a new blog which highlights some of the upgrades for the new Mac Pro and other random details at: http://blog.macsales.com/

    Thanks!
    OWC ilene

    MacCube - 03 March 2009 03:45 PM

    Other World Computing has some great deals on memory. And will provide a small rebate for your old dimms. :: SNIP ::::

         
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    Posted: 20 March 2009 04:08 PM #9

    Macnymph - 20 March 2009 06:16 PM

    MacCube,

    Thank you for reminding folks of our RAM deals at Other World Computing. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you can even find more deals. Just click on the Customer Service tab at http://www.macsales.com and choose eNewsletter Subscription from the sidebar.

    FYI, OWC also sells memory from other vendors, including Crucial (owned by Micron Technology), Samsung, and Techworks.

    We also have a new blog which highlights some of the upgrades for the new Mac Pro and other random details at: http://blog.macsales.com/

    Thanks!
    OWC ilene

    MacCube - 03 March 2009 03:45 PM

    Other World Computing has some great deals on memory. And will provide a small rebate for your old dimms. :: SNIP ::::


    First let me say that I had nothing to do with this spam. I was just passing along my buying experiences. But because of this, I will have second thoughts about ever buying there again.

    I hate spammers.


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    Posted: 20 March 2009 04:12 PM #10

    MacCube - 03 March 2009 03:45 PM

    First let me say that I had nothing to do with this spam. I was just passing along my buying experiences. But because of this, I will have second thoughts about ever buying there again.

    I hate spammers.


    :apple:

    No need to be so harsh, MacCube. It’s likely that they picked up your link in their webserver logs. I’m fairly certain OWC sponsor MacObserver, so am not overly bothered by the post.

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  • Posted: 21 March 2009 03:03 AM #11

    wheeles - 20 March 2009 07:12 PM
    MacCube - 03 March 2009 03:45 PM

    First let me say that I had nothing to do with this spam. I was just passing along my buying experiences. But because of this, I will have second thoughts about ever buying there again.

    I hate spammers.


    :apple:

    No need to be so harsh, MacCube. It’s likely that they picked up your link in their webserver logs. I’m fairly certain OWC sponsor MacObserver, so am not overly bothered by the post.

    Considering OWC’s long-standing relationship with the Mac community, I consider the post more overzealousness than spam. I’ve purchased from OWC Mac-related products that weren’t found easily anywhere else, especially items for legacy Macs.

    I’m cutting the company some slack on this one.

         
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    Posted: 21 March 2009 11:05 AM #12

    DawnTreader - 21 March 2009 06:03 AM

    Considering OWC’s long-standing relationship with the Mac community, I consider the post more overzealousness than spam. I’ve purchased from OWC Mac-related products that weren’t found easily anywhere else, especially items for legacy Macs.

    I’m cutting the company some slack on this one.

    OWC’s intensions may have been honorable, but I feel the presentation was poor. Points will be deducted from their report card.  :-D

     


    :apple: