Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 7 Jan 2019.
Meanwhile the Mac Pro is...
...still a disaster.
Oh, yeah, I'd forgotten that it was supposed to be replaced with the modular, doesn't-overheat, not-bin-shaped version some time in 2018. Missed that deadline, eh?
As had I... As had Apple too it appears.
Maybe they used up all their courage on the inadvertently foldable iPads.
May be using the same calendar as Intels 10nm
Maybe they're waiting on/wanting to use/were promised the first batch of the relevant 10nm cpus.
My guess is that Apple considers the iMac Pro to be the 'new' Mac Pro, since it's black and ludicrously expensive and has the word Pro in the name.
Or they might surprise us and release some high end hardware that's actually good this year.
Ain't modular, though, which was one of the promises.
It is too, the CPU, Ram and SSDs use sockets and everything. By Apple standards it may as well be Lego.
Ooh, that's actually better than I thought. I sit corrected.
Don't worry, Apple themselves do not accept that the CPU being socked means it is modular. If you need to replace that CPU, the ONLY way Apple will provide it is as an assembly with the motherboard. They treat it exactly as if it were a soldered part.
and if the laptops are any indicator the ssds are removeable/replaceable... but they're a proprietary connector/form factor so good luck slotting a 970 evo in there...
plus aren't the slimline imacs glued together now? making getting at the innards in the first place a challenge...
Well, there is the small matter that you have to remove the glued in place screen, then put your fingers uncomfortably close to the entirely unshielded power supply to take it apart. So, it might be worth just leaving it to the geniuses, they're expendable.
I knew there had to be a catch! Good job, Apple! Brave! Innovative!
$3000 to $5000?!?
I believe that's why most of them are Ginger?
Looking forward to the majority of reviews not mentioning thermals at all or doing so vaguely or in passing again.
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