8-core mac pros. 8-Core Mac Pros! 8-CORE MAC PROS!
In case you’re still confused Apple, Inc. has released an 8-Core model of its high-end Mac Pro computer workstation. The highest configuration of these monsters sport two 3.0GHz quad-core “Clovertown” processors, handle up to 3 terabytes of storage, and 16 gigabytes of 667MHz DDR2 memory. Yeah Baby!
I know what some of you are saying to yourself, They make computers? But aren’t they the iPod people? While it’s true that Apple recently rebranded their company from Apple Computers, Inc. to the more versatile Apple, Inc., those of us born before MySpace can recall a time when the words Apple and Computer uttered in the same sentence sparked nothing short of a Mac/PC war.
Yeah, so… Holy Crap!! I’ve been waiting for Apple to update their pro line for what feels like an eternity. And seriously, the way Steve Jobs skirted over Apple’s entire computer line during his lovemaking session to the forthcoming iPhone — um, I mean, Keynote speech at Macworld SF ’07 left my mouth agape, pants around the ankles, unsatisfied. Sure, there was that misfire a few weeks ago on the apple.co.uk/store that teased us, but that quickly sank to the bottom of the fish tank and was ignored by your algae eater.
And another Holy Crap!!! for a product launch on Wednesday. I can’t remember the last time Apple announced a product on a Wednesday. Seems like if it wasn’t a Tuesday, or some tech conference with a three-letter acronym, there was no new product.
Anyhoo, whether the news of these 8-core Macs inspire elation or revulsion in you, there’s no doubt that it’s gonna be the fastest retail-issue personal computer on the block for the next few go ’rounds — and I WANT ONE!!
Also, what may have gone otherwise unnoticed in the shadow of the 8-core announcement is a significant price drop in their Cinema Display line, which have been marked down to $1,799, $899, and $599 for the 30″, 23″, and 17″, respectively.
I think it’s time to reanalyze the G.o.D. budget.