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    News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Now available with a 3.33GHz Nehalem-derived Xeon processor and 2TB hard disk drives.
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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    £440? Apple are taking the piss, does it really cost them £240 to slap in a new HDD?
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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    This is apple... of course it does!

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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    £440? Apple are taking the piss, does it really cost them £240 to slap in a new HDD?
    On the invoice it's called "APPLETAXLOL"

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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Apple is profit driven like any other business and will charge what the market with tolerate. Fools and their money, eh?

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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    I dont think you need a bios re-fix for macs... so I would just sod Apple and get 2-3 of them from Scan for the same price-ish
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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    On the invoice it's called "APPLETAXLOL"
    Is this any different from the '4870 hyper fighting golden pisspot' graphics card tax?

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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Quote Originally Posted by mehmeh View Post
    Apple is profit driven like any other business and will charge what the market with tolerate. Fools and their money, eh?
    The market wont tolerate being robbed of well over £200, per disk, for nothing, and it'll show by people unsurprisingly not having a high demand for additional storage space on purchase.
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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    I lost all interest in Macs once MS bothered to make a Windows that didn't suck: 7.

    Seriously now, as a poster mentioned above, Mac Pro's aren't any longer the exclusive uber-workstations some consider them. A similarly specced "PC" running Windows 7 can now be just as capable and reliable (keep it off the net and that's practically a guarantee), and probably gets you more power for your money.
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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    The market wont tolerate being robbed of well over £200, per disk, for nothing, and it'll show by people unsurprisingly not having a high demand for additional storage space on purchase.
    All OEMs do this to some extent.

    Go check the Dell website, take the bottom "Preconfigured" option, then upgrade it to the same spec as the top "Preconfigured" option - usually it's more expensive - how does that work?

    They also charge you ridiculous things like £70 for a Radeon 4350, or £100 for a GT220... in a Vostro... it's literally a 2 min job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chis View Post
    I lost all interest in Macs once MS bothered to make a Windows that didn't suck: 7.

    Seriously now, as a poster mentioned above, Mac Pro's aren't any longer the exclusive uber-workstations some consider them. A similarly specced "PC" running Windows 7 can now be just as capable and reliable (keep it off the net and that's practically a guarantee), and probably gets you more power for your money.
    So, what EXACTLY did windows 7 do that changed your mind compared to Vista or XP?
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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    All OEMs do this to some extent.

    Go check the Dell website, take the bottom "Preconfigured" option, then upgrade it to the same spec as the top "Preconfigured" option - usually it's more expensive - how does that work?

    They also charge you ridiculous things like £70 for a Radeon 4350, or £100 for a GT220... in a Vostro... it's literally a 2 min job.
    Robbing aside I think MacPros tend to hold their value, no I wont be the one who jumps out to buy one because of this but I can understand why some people are willing to shell out big bucks for them

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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    So, what EXACTLY did windows 7 do that changed your mind compared to Vista or XP?
    i'm betting they got a better marketing campaign to make the product seem cool...

    vista worked perfectly well for me for the past 3 years, and xp before that... the only trouble i have had with an MS OS was the abortion that was ME, over 10 years ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmh View Post
    i'm betting they got a better marketing campaign to make the product seem cool...

    vista worked perfectly well for me for the past 3 years, and xp before that... the only trouble i have had with an MS OS was the abortion that was ME, over 10 years ago...
    It is amazing how the right marketing campaign can turn your average joe into an expert on how Windows 7 is the new messiah.
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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    I think it's funny when people switch to a Mac and realize how limited they really are. Then they are forced to deal with it because they spent a pretty penny and can't take it back.

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    Re: News - Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Is this any different from the '4870 hyper fighting golden pisspot' graphics card tax?
    Oh yes. The above comes overclocked (IIRC) and is therefore at least faster, so to some people might be worth spending however much extra rather than overclock themselves. Whereas the only difference with the Apple 2TB drives compared to regular drives is they're coloured white and say "Apple" on them. Or something like that.

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