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April 4, 2010, 03:09 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
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I'm not saying that, and there's a reason that the Mac Pro exists. They way faster computer than the mini to give you maximum output possible -
while being a simple workstation model that you can buy like a car
-, and it's for a reason that there's xserve server that have i7, to make render farm if you want more power than a couple of mac pros.
Though again if you want a mac workstation with a crap load of cpu power, iirc you can order a model with dual nehalem, 3-4 gfx card, a raid card + 4 or 6 drives, etc (but I might be mistaken it's been a while since I've checked).
You will pay a -lot- for that thing, but again it's not a personal computer but a -
- and most of the people using that are in companies and not normal people going on the internet for emails, news, forums, etc.
Sure they don't update the hardware every month or so, but that's part of apple business model. It worked up to now and will continue working like that for years to come. When it will be time to update the components and roll out new model they will gladly and you will be able to have one of the fastest components on the market... until there's newer component 6-8 months later and you will have to wait for 4 months to buy a mac pro with again the latest hardware.
And what about the Macbook and Macbook Pro? I personally know a lot of people who own Macs and do photo and video work on the go, and they could definitely benefit from the extra power an i5 or i7 CPU would provide compared to the Core 2 CPUs they currently have.
My System Specs
ASUS Rampage II Extreme
i7 920 D0 @ 4GHz w/ Zalman CNPS10X Flex
6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600
XFX Radeon HD 5870 (reference), MSI TwinFrozr GTX 260 @ 700/1512/1050
Intel X25-M G2 80GB, Samsung F3 1TB, Samsung F1 1TB
Kingwin Lazer Gold 1000W
Coolermaster ATCS 840
ASUS Xonar DX + Audiotechnica ATH-AD700
Dell S2209W 21.5", Samsung 712N 17"
Windows 7 Professional x64
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