unless one is doing serious video or 3D the MacPros are total overkill.
Disagree on that one. My iMac 27" vid card suffers lag on generating previews when processing files. It's something I have learned to live with... but it's a pain. And I'm not even one of those guys with a really hi res camera like 30-60 MPs... I'm only talking 22 MPs here. I am interested in another option though which is an iMac with TB and get an external card that is more powerful.
Schiller introduces the new MacPro line of desktops, including a move away from hard drive based storage. All internal storage will now be strictly flash-memory based, up to 1TB of storage available internally. Along with getting away from HDD failures, it speeds the read-write so much faster than traditional disk-based storage.
The new MacPro will start at $2,999, is cylindrical in shape, and offers six Thunderbolt 2 connections, 3 USB 3.0 ports, dual Gigabit net connectons, and HDMI out. Will be available before the end of the year.
Internally updates include the latest quad, 6-, 8-, and 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, up to 64GB of RAM, dual AMD FirePro graphics chips with up to 6GB of dedicated memory, and up to 1TB of far faster PCI Express solid state storage (that's that Flash memory again).
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