New Mac Pro - 2018?

Discussion in 'Apple Desktop Hardware/Software' started by elvis, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. miicah

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    Later in that video:

    "That's not professional equipment, a MacBook Pro is not professional equipment any more"

     
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  2. Sankari

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    You knew it was coming. Here it is:



    I love the way they say 'Fifty-nine ninety-nine' as if it's $59.99 rather than the actual price, which is half the GDP of the entire African continent.
     
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  3. demiurge3141

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    I'm going buy a stand without the monitor and put it in the office to laugh at apple fanboys.
     
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  4. spookware

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    Feel sorry for apple people getting stuck with intel chips at this late stage. I mean for the price.

    Can you imagine if AMD next threadripper is not 2 but 4 of these 3950x chips stuck together, yet Apple stuck with intel xeon processes and secuity flaws.....
     
  5. proffesso

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    you mean any workstation from Dell / HP / Apple etc?

    AMD were late to the game, Xeon's are tried and tested
     
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  6. spookware

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    Think you mean tired and untested.
     
  7. Sankari

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  8. melatonin

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    I don't think two main boards cost apple $10,000....
     
  9. Hater

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    i'm dubious as the apple hardware test (that every genius runs) ramps the brightness all the way up and all the way down as a part of the tests
     
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    "Genius" bar is the computer industry equivalent of McDonalds - grossly under-qualified humans following rote process on low quality items that are sold at several hundred percent markup.

    The only difference are the number of units shipped, and the uniforms.

    I am not at all dubious that they screwed up on basic procedure.
     
  11. Hater

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    come on man, we both know that feigning internet superiority gives you a boner, but we also both know nobody is authorising a hardware repair on the word of a level 1 tech

    now geniuses, like all entry level computery people suck no doubt, but the article reeks of shitty clickbait - there's a big difference between fooling a rookie and getting board repairs authorised, logs need to be updated, it needs to be seen and reported by higher ups etc even to order a logic board as they need to inventory it and get the serial numbers flashed to it etc which involves logs uploaded from AHT* and AHT* needs to report the issue

    *it's not AHT, i can't remember what it's called, it's like a super duper version you can only get to via their intranet

    *shrugs*
     
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  12. Sankari

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    It wouldn't cost Apple that much, but it would have cost the client that much if he'd been paying for it:

    But they couldn't do that in this case, because the Touch Bar wasn't working properly:

     
  13. demiurge3141

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    Cost their customer $10,000 though.
     
  14. melatonin

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    'Apple spent an estimated $10,000 trying to repair a MacBook Pro when the fix was incredibly simple — and it shows a limitation of Apple's latest MacBook designs.'

    So Apple didn't spend $10,000 fixing it?
     
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    Sigh... it isn’t meant for you... the config makes perfect sense for some professionals such as audio with internal expansion.

     

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