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Old 07-27-2010, 08:18 AM
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Default New Mac Pros and Imacs! Plus more!

Just a heads up. New mac pros announced (available in August) in quad core, 8 core and 12 core versions (new processors). Also, solid state drives available:

http://www.apple.com/macpro/

New updated Imacs available today (updated processors, features). Has the option for a solid state drive as the main drive, or as a 2nd drive in the Imac, also, now separate graphics cards (and more powerful):

http://www.apple.com/imac/

Also announced is a 27" LED display (available soon). Basically looks like a standalone display that's the same as what comes with the 27" Imac:

http://www.apple.com/displays/
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:08 AM
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12 core Mac Pro starts at $5000! Ouch!
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:12 AM
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12 core Mac Pro starts at $5000! Ouch!
Yeah, sounds about right.

What this means though, is that older octo-Macs will start coming down in price a whole lot.
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Workstation prices have been soaring because the big market is now laptops, netbooks, i-phones, ipads, etc.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:40 AM
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Well, the quad core is still $2499, which is good. Then the 8 core bumps up a couple hundred to $3499 (used to be 3299, I think?). Then they really get ya with the 12 core. But I can only imagine what the processing power would be like.

What's really interesting is the price of the 27" monitor. At $999, for $700 more, you can get a computer thrown in free! (The cheapest 27" Imac that allows you to use it as an external monitor).
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:17 AM
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Will Pro Tools be able to use all 12 cores in the new systems?
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:20 AM
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Yes. In 2012 When PT 9 comes out and still doesn't have delay compensation and offline bounce.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:20 PM
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Yes. In 2012 When PT 9 comes out and still doesn't have delay compensation and offline bounce.
LOL. Exactly.

This kind of thing's why I almost never use PT for anything anymore and have moved 95% to Logic/Symphony.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:22 PM
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LOL. Exactly.

This kind of thing's why I almost never use PT for anything anymore and have moved 95% to Logic/Symphony.
Wow, then I guess you're only 5% in the right forum...

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Old 07-28-2010, 08:18 AM
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Wow, then I guess you're only 5% in the right forum...

Wrong.

I'm 95% in the right forum because 95% of issues I need to resolve are with Digi and 5% with Logic.

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