If you need evidence of this, look no further than the iPhone.
I mean, when the iPhone was introduced, a whole lot of business (pro) users claimed it would fail because: It didn't have a user replaceable battery It didn't have a physical keyboard It didn't have secure email It didn't have apps It didn't have a secure/proprietary messaging system
Turns out, a whole lot of those features were either unnecessary, or the importance of them over-estimated (at the time).
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The last "Pro" Mac I had was the G4 tower. At the time, it was the only game in town for the "features" I needed. My aging Mini is more computer than that G4 was. My next upgrade will be one of need (when this one fails) rather than want, and it will be another Mini (or, maybe, an Air). My aging eyes probably will want my current 19" screen real estate though.
I love my new MBA. It's the best laptop, maybe the best computer I've ever had. It's an 11" one, and I thought I'd have a hard time with that size, but I haven't. When I'm in my office I connect it to a 24" external monitor. When I disconnect it from the external sometimes the video takes a while to reconcile itself to the smaller screen, and I guess that's the only complaint I have about the Air. But that corrects itself pretty quickly and everything is fine and dandy. It's fast. It's super light and compact. I love it!
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I really like my MBAir 13" - but LOVE my 27" iMac. Glad I held out on replacing the old MacPro with it instead of getting another tower.
Yeah, the mini and the iMacs are so damn fast, unless one is doing serious video or 3D the MacPros are total overkill. I'm almost surprised they've put so much R&D into them since the consumer market seems to be their money maker as opposed to the pro market.
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I'm almost surprised they've put so much R&D into them since the consumer market seems to be their money maker as opposed to the pro market.
a) the pro market still makes them money, and
b) there still is a pro market that needs to be satisfied. The question there is wether Apple is willing to abandon that market completely and cede whatever profits there are to be made to other companies (because, profit-maximization or not, there will always be a pro market. Someone will make money catering to that segment) ...
The pricing of the new Pro will decide wether Apple is serious about that market or just trying to bleed it dry before leaving ...
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