Oh my, oh my… It feels like Christmas all over again! Today as I scan my normal RSS feeds around computing and technology I’ve found nirvana, (at least I think so). Apple  has today announced major updates for the Mac Mini , iMac , and Mac Pro  lineup… Now I could care less about the Mac Mini and iMac, though they are still very neat. I almost wet my pants with excitement when the press release also included a brand new Mac Pro desktop!
Holy mother of god, your going to need permission from NASA or the NSA just to boot up this bad boy.
- Brand New Quad-Core Intel Xeon “ Nehalem ” Processor  in 4-Core or 8-Core versions! up to 2.93GHz!
- A Quad Core system with up to 8GB of RAM or Dual Quad Core with up to 32GB of RAM max!
- 640GB, 7200rpm Hard Drives Standard, up to 4TB (4000GB) of Internal Storage!
- 18x double-layer SuperDrive!
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB Video Card or ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB Video Card !
Simply mind blowing pure speed! I’m officially in geek shock! On my poor credit card…
The price of such a beast of a machine is not cheap at all, the base price system for a 4-Core machine is $2499, and the base price of the 8-Core system is $3299… Fully loaded, the system I would be looking to buy could be well in excess of $3600 to $6800 depending on options… This is no toy!
But this brings me to a perplexing situation… As I had mentioned in a past post , I’d really like to get a laptop, the 17-inch, MacBook Pro … It’s configuration for my needs would cost $3300. So the question is, who’s first? Should I upgrade my aged PowerMac G5 1.8GHz desktop to a new kick ass Mac Pro; or should I buy the MacBook Pro to become more mobile…
The Mac Pro desktop would certainly still be faster then a laptop, and I could hook it up to my 23-inch Apple HD Display. The desktop may be used more, as I’m at my desk a lot, chatting, blogging, or working on photos…
The MacBook Pro laptop, would allow me to be more mobile, which I am working very hard to become. I want to be able to take a computer on travels, blog, and work on photos when I am not at my desk, such as at a wrestling match or baseball game. I could also use the laptop to show my work to clients at games or at the school. This could potentially increase my photo sales. Not to mention, encourage me to travel. There are some very nifty GPS units that you can use with laptops!
At it stands now, at this very moment I do still think I’m going to buy the 17-inch MacBook Pro… But that may change, after I change my underwear… If you feel you want to weigh in on this debate in my mind, by all means feel free to comment, I could use all the help I can get! After all, you want to help me spend my money, right?
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