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Current Mac Pro running out for in-store pickups

updated 04:55 pm EDT, Fri July 23, 2010

Apple retail reservations hint at new Mac Pros

Evidence of new Mac Pros mounted on Friday as Apple's in-store pickup option is now running out of systems. Both the four-core and eight-core systems are alternately showing as "unavailable" where they were listed as available to reserve as recently as Thursday. Online, both models are still showing the usual 24-hour shipping window, though Apple lately has learned to keep delivery times short even just before an update.

The features of the new Mac Pro are largely known. Barring a major change to Core i7, the system is more likely to adopt the Xeon 5600 processor. It's built on Intel's newer 32 nanometer process and chiefly provides the option of six-core processors that could provide 12 cores in a dual-socket Mac Pro.

Other likely additions are FireWire 1600/3200 and USB 3.0 for expansion, Radeon HD 5000 or GeForce 400 series video, and usual upgrades such as more RAM and storage. Blu-ray isn't expected to make the cut, but a 27-inch Cinema Display may arrive to replace the long-serving 30-inch screen.

A sweeping desktop update is believed in store as a similar supply issue has been seen that hints at upgraded iMacs. [via MacRumors]



By Electronista Staff
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  1. byRyan

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2007

    -1

    smart

    they would be smart to announce new Macs at siggraph - oh yeah, and a New FCP. but I know they don't care about what the people in the industry who use their product think ;)

  1. Paul Huang

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +3

    The 24-hour thing has preceded by product introduc

    The timing thing is no longer accurate. A new product could come even when the old product had a '24 hour' availability sign next to it.

  1. shawnde

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    Joined: Apr 2008

    0

    The 30" Cinema Display

    should not be replaced by a 27" display. They could simply add it to the line up. The 30" is a great display which should stay as an option. I personally love it, and there is nothing wrong with it.

  1. Paul Huang

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +3

    30"

    Priced way way higher than the current panel price. 3X markup, or 67% profit margin. Way out of line.

    Uneven illumination.

    Does not support miniDisplayPort.

    Does not support any of the current Mac's FireWire ports. What a joke. A $1,799 and does not even support its own company's own product? Flush it, please. Adapter not included, by the way.

    At least four things wrong with it.

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    -1

    in-store?

    People actually buy MacPros at the apple store? Why would one do that? Have it shipped direct to your door, for god's sake. Them things are heavy.

    Let alone, go to Amazon, save several hundred dollars and 'delay' the sales tax payment.

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