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Drool. Want so bad. :stirthepot:

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Drool. Want so bad. :stirthepot:


Why? You can get a PC with the same capabilities for half as much. All you miss out on is a pretty case in which to enclose it. If you're dead set on getting a Mac, you can build a so-called "Hackintosh" that runs both Windows and MacOS.

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I'm willing to pay more for a superior product. This is art.

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I'm willing to pay more for a superior product. This is art.


Exactly my point. Why pay that kind of money for something that uses the same crappy OEM components as every other computer manufacturer? The only way you can get a superior product in a new PC is by using superior quality components. OEMs like Apple use the cheapest possible components in order to maximize the profit from their crappy hardware. Other than a matter of subjective aesthetics, there is nothing superior about this tube-shaped computer case.

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Dude, this is the future. I want an Apple!

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He's just trolling you, Smokin'. Looking for rises out of me, you, and a couple others. When a friend linked me to it earlier, I thought it was seriously a joke.

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In addition to being art from an aesthetic perspective, it would appear it's thermal art to boot. Depending of course on where the power supply lives.

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Thermal art would be the new gaming ultrabook from Asus. Good GPU power in an ultrabook form factor is incredibly impressive from a "cooling the GPU" standpoint.

You can certainly call this new Mac Pro art, but I hardly think "thermal art" applies.

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THIS is why I work in technology. Not because of this bullshit black R2D2.

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Thermal art would be the new gaming ultrabook from Asus. Good GPU power in an ultrabook form factor is incredibly impressive from a "cooling the GPU" standpoint.

You can certainly call this new Mac Pro art, but I hardly think "thermal art" applies.


Seen the specs for the new Asus G750? They're coming on strong with that laptop.


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You done baited yourself a rube, Twisted. Nicely done.

I hate you all (not really), but at least I'll sleep just a little better tonight knowing there will be one fewer Mac Pro sold.

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@Taz: Yes, I have; and yes, they are. They're really starting to grow in public perception for "regular" laptops, too. I say full speed ahead.


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A dubious honor I will wear with shame.

Upon actually reading the info, it would seem that this thing is little more than a previous generation Intel workstation/server class mainboard and CPU combination, housed in a case that resembles the bastard lovechild of a cheap subwoofer tube and a toilet bowl.

Apple is clearly grasping at straws. They are actually hailing a redesigned fan as a triumph of engineering and ingenuity. A fan, err, in Apple fanboy speak, a high efficiency convective apparatus, is the one piece of engineering for which they are responsible.

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I can already taste the tears of Mac fanboys that buy this to try and play games on when they realize it has 2D workstation GPUs in it, which you can't replace. The only thing you can replace/upgrade is the RAM, haha.

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I can already taste the tears of Mac fanboys that buy this to try and play games on when they realize it has 2D workstation GPUs in it, which you can't replace. The only thing you can replace/upgrade is the RAM, haha.


But it has 40 jiggabits of 3rd generation PCI express!

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Gotta give the Devil his due though; that Apple marketing machine is really something else. Reading that page you'd come away thinking that thing could cure cancer AND give you a BJ!

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Apple's best product has always been its advertising. I've been saying that for a lot of years. It trumps any actual physical product they have ever made.

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The iPod was it's best product. But it only took other companies a year or two to really match the size, intuitive nature and durability of that product.

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Creative Labs already had a robustly built MP3 player with similar storage sizes before the iPod. What they didn't have was a user interface worth mentioning. A good, simplistic UI is what made the iPod a game-changer, along with Apple's marketing.

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Creative Labs already had a robustly built MP3 player with similar storage sizes before the iPod. What they didn't have was a user interface worth mentioning. A good, simplistic UI is what made the iPod a game-changer, along with Apple's marketing.


I bet you had a Zune.

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I bet you had a Zune.


You lose the bet. What do I receive? I've never owned a Zune. In fact, I haven't owned a dedicated MP3 player since my Creative Labs 40GB one that I bought like...8 years ago?

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Apparently, Zeb. My music's in the cloud, where it should be.

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Apparently, Zeb. My music's in the cloud, where it should be.


That's very possessive of you.

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That's very possessive of you.


Congratulations on understanding the fact that I own my music. Well, most of it. I am in the multi-year process of replacing my pirated stuff with legitimate stuff (probably 75% of the way there) ever since I've been able to buy DRM-free music easily.

Congratulations again on understanding that the word "my" implies ownership. My, you done all growed up!

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The iPod does something which I've yet to find on any other music playback device. This almost sounds nitpicky, but it's not for me, due to the way I like to listen to music. When I put on a track, I usually put on the entire album and listen to it from start to finish. The iPod products are able to seamlessly transition from one song to the next without stopping, popping, clicking, etc, and that is an important feature for those of us who enjoy listening to albums that transition seamlessly from song to song (think Pink Floyd: The Wall).

So far, I have yet to find another product which will seamlessly transition from song to song while also integrating with my car stereo (the other most important feature).

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The iPod does something which I've yet to find on any other music playback device. This almost sounds nitpicky, but it's not for me, due to the way I like to listen to music. When I put on a track, I usually put on the entire album and listen to it from start to finish. The iPod products are able to seamlessly transition from one song to the next without stopping, popping, clicking, etc, and that is an important feature for those of us who enjoy listening to albums that transition seamlessly from song to song (think Pink Floyd: The Wall).

So far, I have yet to find another product which will seamlessly transition from song to song while also integrating with my car stereo (the other most important feature).

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Poweramp is a pretty sick music app, if you play music on your device. I wish Google's Play Music service offered an API that Poweramp could use. The customization is pretty awesome in that app.

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That's very possessive of you.


Congratulations on understanding the fact that I own my music. Well, most of it. I am in the multi-year process of replacing my pirated stuff with legitimate stuff (probably 75% of the way there) ever since I've been able to buy DRM-free music easily.

Congratulations again on understanding that the word "my" implies ownership. My, you done all growed up!


Man you crack me up! :lol:

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Worth it!


Apple offers a payment plan. No biggie!

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If you get it with all the bells and whistles, it'll go for over $10k, just like the last Mac Pro.

The barebones version is all you need for music production (and actually, it's overkill), but for video production, you'd want the real deal. The problem is, you're then stuck with it, you can't even upgrade the video card, unless you use a Thunderbolt based GPU, which don't even exist for the public yet.

Since I work in video production, I purchase a new laptop every two years. Normally spend around $1600 or so, and always stick with the Asus G-series. Hell, my G55 runs circles around my co-workers' Mac Books, and it cost nearly half the price. And when I upgrade again in a year and half, I'll get the newest tech, but they'll still be stuck with their MBPs for another 2 years after that. I honestly don't get their way of thinking sometimes.


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I honestly don't get their way of thinking sometimes.


But but but

It's a Mac Pro. I see them in TV shows and movies and stuff, they must be the best!

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The iPod does something which I've yet to find on any other music playback device. This almost sounds nitpicky, but it's not for me, due to the way I like to listen to music. When I put on a track, I usually put on the entire album and listen to it from start to finish. The iPod products are able to seamlessly transition from one song to the next without stopping, popping, clicking, etc, and that is an important feature for those of us who enjoy listening to albums that transition seamlessly from song to song (think Pink Floyd: The Wall).

So far, I have yet to find another product which will seamlessly transition from song to song while also integrating with my car stereo (the other most important feature).

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Still won't give me on-deck control like the iPod does. Nothing else will with my Clarion deck.

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Get a deck that does support Android devices? :)

Honestly, I prefer controlling my music from my phone rather than the head unit, personally. :229031_shrug:

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The thermal thing is funny, my comp definitely has some heat coming out the back when I do some heavy lifting or haven't cleaned the fins in a while...That said, Macpros are pretty serious computers. You could build your own, for cheaper, for sure, probably. I personally run a 2004 G5 tower(dual 2.7) on OSX.4 still(and serve media to everywhere else in the house). It's iffy on flash sometimes; but hasn't caused an issue yet. Once a year I clean out the dust and it's boss. I don't run any pro programs btw. I'm sure if I maxed out the RAM and got the right versions I could though. I just got a 2nd gen macmini though so I'll probably bootcamp it and install myth or something. Free HW, woo!

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Get a deck that does support Android devices? :)

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The thermal thing is funny, my comp definitely has some heat coming out the back when I do some heavy lifting or haven't cleaned the fins in a while...That said, Macpros are pretty serious computers. You could build your own, for cheaper, for sure, probably. I personally run a 2004 G5 tower(dual 2.7) on OSX.4 still(and serve media to everywhere else in the house). It's iffy on flash sometimes; but hasn't caused an issue yet. Once a year I clean out the dust and it's boss. I don't run any pro programs btw. I'm sure if I maxed out the RAM and got the right versions I could though. I just got a 2nd gen macmini though so I'll probably bootcamp it and install myth or something. Free HW, woo!

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We have a 2004 Dual-G5 also, and while it worked fine for SD video, it couldn't handle HD at all (way too long to render). Plus, the coolant leaked not once, but twice, and each time it took a week for the Mac store folks to fix it. (This was a known issue with the 2004 models). It now sits in a closet collecting dust.


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The thermal thing is funny, my comp definitely has some heat coming out the back when I do some heavy lifting or haven't cleaned the fins in a while...That said, Macpros are pretty serious computers. You could build your own, for cheaper, for sure, probably. I personally run a 2004 G5 tower(dual 2.7) on OSX.4 still(and serve media to everywhere else in the house). It's iffy on flash sometimes; but hasn't caused an issue yet. Once a year I clean out the dust and it's boss. I don't run any pro programs btw. I'm sure if I maxed out the RAM and got the right versions I could though. I just got a 2nd gen macmini though so I'll probably bootcamp it and install myth or something. Free HW, woo!

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We have a 2004 Dual-G5 also, and while it worked fine for SD video, it couldn't handle HD at all (way too long to render). Plus, the coolant leaked not once, but twice, and each time it took a week for the Mac store folks to fix it. (This was a known issue with the 2004 models). It now sits in a closet collecting dust.


HD video work pretty much requires a dedicated ASIC, which is likely why it slows to a crawl on any of the old RISC based Crapintoshes.

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And FWIW, I dated a chick that had a Zune. Honestly, it wasn't that bad.


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Not sure one exists, to be honest.


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Yeah, the coolant leak thing I've been lucky with(I think it helps that I've literally moved it 3 times in 10 years?). It either happens or doesn't..If this comp ever breaks I def. wouldn't fix it or anything; but it's been good for me. Lol, I remember trying to watch a HD movie -once-...haha, it'll serve 'em fine tho' heh(but my less Wh dual 533 G4 would too, hehe)



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