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Old 01-14-2008, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dont really like apple as it goes, so you will probably think this post is biest....yes it is:P

Apples new mac pro has a 8 core intel xeon processor which made my jaw drop...but even more stupid then taht, you can have 32GB of ram :O:O

I maxed out the customisation and it cost just under $27,300 !!!!

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Old 01-14-2008, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its because they charge you 4x the price of the ram. Screw apple and their overpriced junk.
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i could buy a new car for that amount :X Screw apple !
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Good god, that's more money than I have ever had in my 20 years of existence...
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Its because they charge you 4x the price of the ram. Screw apple and their overpriced junk.
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Are you sure it's an 8 core xeon? Or is it two 4 core xeons?
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not new but apple advertises so much everyone thinks so...build yourself one from the following brands, put Windows on it and be less pretentious

HP xw8400 Workstation specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products
Dell Precision 690 Product Details
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Are you sure it's an 8 core xeon? Or is it two 4 core xeons?
Its 2 quadcores if i recall correctly. Someone else wrote about how apple retardedly overprices their hardware, especially the price of memory.
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Wow.. your complaining about the price? Its a PRO machine, studios need this type of thing, it's the best of the best... You don't expect studios to sit around and order parts off of newegg to save some money do you? Its built beautifully, look at that thing.

Plus.... It has leopard, firewire 800 and I've toyed with one at the store... it looks like it could get hit by a train and live to boot another day.

Besides, 32GB of ram is expensive... a motherboard that can SUPPORT 32gb of ram is expensive.
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You don't expect studios to sit around and order parts off of newegg to save some money do you? Its built beautifully, look at that thing.
You can get just as good (if not better) as RAM from Newegg for WAY LESS than from Apple directly...
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