Concerned about the ability to expand, but yes it is a beast. I still haven't seen a price. I'm assuming around $2999 for the base model. An extremely awesome desktop, but built for people with deep pockets. I am glad to see that desktops still have a place at Apple. Maybe they'll release a matte display, but that's asking too much. My next display (when my Apple Cinema Display bites the dust) will be from Monoprice. In fact the new black Mac Pro would like nice aside one of those Monoprice displays. Now if I only had $4 grand lying around and you could actually buy a Mac Pro.
I'm still dumbfounded that it's a mere 1/8th the volume of the previous Mac Pro. This is what I call a truly radical redesign--very cutting-edge. They really went berserk with this monster. This is the nicest surprise out of WWDC. I think this machine is going to do for desktops what the iPhone did for cell phones--but of course, it may never achieve mass adoption to the high price tag it will undoubtedly come with. Unless they manage to give it a shocker of a price!
I don't think the next iMac can bring anything as shocking as this machine brought.
I'd be very interested in knowing how much this monster is gonna weigh. If you can fairly easily pick it up and take it with you, for example, to a colleague's house, it would be truly fantastic.
I think this machine is going to do for desktops what the iPhone did for cell phones--but of course, it may never achieve mass adoption to the high price tag it will undoubtedly come with. Unless they manage to give it a shocker of a price!
Not a chance. No PC manufacturer has the design/engineering capabilities that Apple does. Just look at the ultrabook market, which is actually a popular market. But the high-powered Pro PC market is basically nonexistent - those people that want one just build their own, which requires fairly standardized parts.
Anyway, like Chris, I am also concerned about expandable space.
I've been waiting for the mac pro upgrade for years and I have mixed feelings about it. It is awesome and 'innovative' but at the same time they almost went too far with the changes. I'm worried about upgradability still even though they claim many things can be 'easily' upgraded. FCPX is still kind of a mess too and that was one of the biggest reasons people bought mac pros. Not to mention how powerful iMacs are now. I'm wondering how much of a market really remains for Mac Pros and how many they expect to sell after putting so many years into R&D.