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zahmad
08-08-2006, 04:30 PM
Just saw it on another website!!!!!!!

Killer price though :dogeye:

* Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
* 1GB (2 x 512MB)
* 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
* NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI/dual-link DVI)
* 1 x SuperDrive
* Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse - U.S. English
* Mac OS X - U.S. English

http://www.apple.com/macpro/

gibler
08-08-2006, 04:55 PM
Yeah, although I choked when I saw the price...

Maybe they will bring out a cheaper model .. something like the successor to the old G4 towers (rather than G5 towers). You know like Core 2 Duos..

At least they put one gig of RAM in. I wonder if the case isn't as heavy.

mejobloggs
08-08-2006, 04:55 PM
How come you never see very high end graphics cards in a mac? I mean, for me to buy a computer, I would want at least 7600GT minimum, and preferably a 7900GT.

gibler
08-08-2006, 05:02 PM
How come you never see very high end graphics cards in a mac? I mean, for me to buy a computer, I would want at least 7600GT minimum, and preferably a 7900GT.

Pretty much because the company (Apple) are cheap. Lots of mac users complain about this, but they still insist on doing it. You can throw in your own video card though...

CorbinH
08-08-2006, 05:39 PM
Wow $2500... Not too bad when you consider what all is in it... But still....



Unparalleled Expansion
The brilliantly redesigned Mac Pro enclosure accommodates up to four drives and 2TB of storage; offers 8 DIMM slots to fill with up to 16GB of RAM; provides up to two SuperDrives. You also have four PCI Express slots, and more I/O ports including two additional ports up front

Up to 16 gigs of ram it costs $2500 its 2x(3GHZ x 2) and they start it with 1GB of ram...

zahmad
08-08-2006, 06:25 PM
Wow $2500... Not too bad when you consider what all is in it... But still....


Up to 16 gigs of ram it costs $2500 its 2x(3GHZ x 2) and they start it with 1GB of ram...

Thats $2500 US withhout monitor!!

maccrazy
08-08-2006, 07:01 PM
Just saw it on another website!!!!!!!

Killer price though :dogeye:

* Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
* 1GB (2 x 512MB)
* 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
* NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI/dual-link DVI)
* 1 x SuperDrive
* Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse - U.S. English
* Mac OS X - U.S. English

http://www.apple.com/macpro/Not too bad considering the features. A Dell with the same specs apparently costs almost US$1000 more, and you still have Windows and an ugly case (Source: WWDC Keynote). :)

Mac OS X 10.5 looks great too, but I'm wondering what the top secret features they haven't announced yet are. Trust Steve to leave us wondering. :p

plod
08-08-2006, 07:19 PM
Yeah, although I choked when I saw the price...

Maybe they will bring out a cheaper model .. something like the successor to the old G4 towers (rather than G5 towers). You know like Core 2 Duos..

At least they put one gig of RAM in. I wonder if the case isn't as heavy.
Isn't the chip in the new mac a core2 duro?

plod
08-08-2006, 07:33 PM
Wow $2500... Not too bad when you consider what all is in it... But still....


Up to 16 gigs of ram it costs $2500 its 2x(3GHZ x 2) and they start it with 1GB of ram...
The price in New Zealand is about $5200

Battleneter
08-08-2006, 07:46 PM
The price in New Zealand is about $5200


No actually $4032 calculating it at .62 (close enough)

plod
08-08-2006, 08:19 PM
No actually $4032 calculating it at .62 (close enough)
well actually your wrong. I calculated it using the apple NZ (http://store.apple.co.nz/public/product/group.php?pgid=AP28) method

gibler
08-08-2006, 08:33 PM
The price in New Zealand is about $5200

Ah the times two pricing (which includes GST and the "New Zealand Premium").
And in this case you have an extra $200 bonus thrown on. To extend the 1 year warranty to 3 years costs you a sweet $520... :yuck:

As an added bonus you get to be Apple's testers for everyone else (never buy version 1.0 of mac hardware)...

Someone is bound to ask for one at work though :lol:

plod
08-08-2006, 08:52 PM
Any Idea what sought of money you could build one yourself for as most of the parts would be off the shelf?

Nermal
09-08-2006, 12:45 PM
Any Idea what sought of money you could build one yourself for as most of the parts would be off the shelf?

I'll take a look when I get home tonight. Of course, a home-built system lacks the software.

Nermal
09-08-2006, 10:25 PM
I'll take a look when I get home tonight. Of course, a home-built system lacks the software.

OK, I couldn't get the specs quite the same, but the closest I came was $132 less than Apple's price, and that was without a case or any software.

plod
09-08-2006, 10:51 PM
OK, I couldn't get the specs quite the same, but the closest I came was $132 less than Apple's price, and that was without a case or any software.
I couldn't even find the cpu on pricespy, but then again I was not 100% sure what I was looking for

Sue
10-08-2006, 08:33 AM
It's a Mac not a MAC :groan:
OK ~ Got out of the wrong side of the bed but it's still a Mac ;)

Nermal
10-08-2006, 12:06 PM
I couldn't even find the cpu on pricespy, but then again I was not 100% sure what I was looking for

I couldn't find it on Pricespy either, but I did find the next model down (the 5140). After clicking through to the cheapest supplier they had the 5150 listed, I'm back at work so I don't have the exact price but I think it was about $1600 (so $3200 total as there are two of them).