“Yesterday I received a call that Apple Store UTC [University Towne Centre, San Diego] had demo units on the floor and I should come check them out. As any deserving person does to test the power of a system, I rebooted the thing. The system was up and running in under 10 seconds from a dark screen. Yeah,” Todd Baur reports for The Apple Blog.
“Then I proceeded to open every application using the classic select all – command ‘o’ method. This unit had 23 applications open in 1:14s. Apps like Photoshop, Final Cut, DVD Studio, the entire iLife suite, and all the normal suspects. 3GB of RAM certainly helps this,” Baur reports.
Baur reports, “Here’s the best part I was told. The stores have the full capability to perform build-to-order Mac Pro’s in house. That means if you want three hard drives, you can get three hard drives. Want 16GB of RAM – Fantastic. There is no need to order online and wait for shipping. Of course, the store has to have the parts on hand. Other than that, they can build the system however you like.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “The Other Steve” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Dell’s inventory-free retail stores selling mail-order OS-limited PCs are going to do really well, huh?
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