Apple’s new Mac Pro offers “an incredible level of power in the default configuration. What was considered the ultimate high end only a generation ago is now standard across the line. Apple’s decision to offer 8 core as standard on its pro machines was certainly an interesting move,” Thomas Fitzgerald blogs.
Fitzgerald writes, “The decision to go all 8 core across the line (apart from a build to order option to ”downgrade’ to a quad core”) leaves a significant gap between Apple’s consumer and semipro iMacs. Previously there was a pretty consistent ramp up in terms of power across Apple’s product line, starting with the mac mini all the way up to the top end mac pro, but now there is a huge performance jump from the top end iMac to the entry level Mac Pro. The reason I think this is significant, is because it now leaves room in Apple’s line up for the much sought after mythical mid range tower.”
“A smaller, Mac Pro like enclosure with a core 2 duo chip, or even a dual core xeon, would slot in nicely between the high end iMac and the entry level Mac Pro, and I think this may well just happen, perhaps not at next weeks Expo, but maybe at some stage this year,” Fitzgerald writes.
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