“As impressed as I am with the new Mac Pro, if I put aside my Mac Pro lust and think rationally, it’s no longer the ideal computer for me — and, I suspect, for many other ‘power users,'” Dan Frakes writes for Macworld.
“Though I certainly wouldn’t refuse a new Mac Pro if Macworld’s IT staff placed one on my desk, if I was given $3000 to spend on a desktop Mac, I’d be hard-pressed to pick the entry-level Mac Pro instead of a 27-inch iMac with 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, a 3TB Fusion Drive, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M GPU,” Frakes writes. “Given my daily computing needs, the iMac would be competitive in performance, would include a great 27-inch display, and would occupy even less space on my desk than a Mac Pro with a separate display.”
“This all might sound like I’m disappointed with the new Mac Pro, but that’s not the case at all,” Frakes writes. “On the contrary, I’m just especially impressed by the rest of the Mac line.”
Frakes presents his rationale in the full article here.
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