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The new Mac Pro that Apple just announced is gonna be a treat to those with trypophobia. Anyone else thinks its fugly?

P.S. $6000 monitor.. really?

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  • 19
    Looks like a deep fryer.
  • 6
    I expect little tadpoles to emerge from those holes, yes? Just like in the gif you say? Perfect.
  • 17
    What the fuck is that hideous thing, a frikken grater? The fuck? Like, this is so ridiculously ugly that it surely MUST be a parody.
  • 2
    I was almost wondering someone posted a colander till i read the text...
  • 12
    A Big Mac with Cheese grater
  • 20
    Grate product
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  • 9
    The monitor stand alone is $999
  • 5
    6k display. $4999**
  • 1
    @HolyTeabags that's also the answer to the question "should I buy this crap"
  • 4
    If you guys are complaining about the price then this isn’t for you. That should be obvious. The same reason the 10 million dollar ibm system z is not for you and your minecwaft mods. This thing is for professional film studios who have hundreds of millions of dollars on the table. The Mac pro has always been this way and specs/performance are always off the hook and a good deal considering what they are.

    Lenovo makes $10k Xeon workstations that still can’t do some of the things they just demod. You always know some degenerate isn’t going to miss an opportunity to grab the mic and complain about how expensive Apple stuff is. When it isn’t this it will be how the iPhone costs twice the competition and only lasts three times as long. How dare they...
  • 6
    I'm a media proffesional i'm ok with the price. Except for the monitor stand. How do you gonna explain the $999 to a client for a piece of metal 😟
  • 1
    Brutalist aesthetics to go with how they treat your wallet. I say this as a Mac user who can’t have more than 10 tabs of ANY browser brand open on a 2015 iMac or it slows to a crawl. Running Photoshop on it was impossible just 3 years into owning it. I just reimaged it with the new Mojave update and it’s a little better. But this whole experience makes me pause at shelling out over $6k for this.
  • 3
    @FrodoSwaggins I already own a top spec 2013 mac pro. IIRC I paid somewhere around $12K for it back in the day.

    My problem is not price itself, but what I’m getting for the money. I am fine with Apple tax and all, but this time I think it is just a bit too far. And boy it’s ugly.

    I’m still buying my $20K machine, just not from Apple this time.
  • 2
    Fucking ugly and useless as usal
  • 1
    @wyvernzora in my home studio I have a 12 core 128gb Mac Pro (awesome machine) and one of my workstations at the office is a 2013 Mac Pro maxed out. I hated it at first but I’ve come to appreciate it. It’s a lot for 2013; still wish it was dual socket though. I do think it’s pretty though, but I admit it took me 2+ years to develop that opinion, and I still think the old cheese grater model looked better.

    I’m seriously considering putting in a PO for this one. I could pass on the monitors just because I edit text for a living (like most of us lest some of us forget that) and 6k just isn’t important to me; but our project takes more than an hour to build on the trash can even with ccache. Sucks. I also hate how much of a pain in the ass installing openbsd on T2 macs is. It’s basically not usable :/ if I was in film I’d have the monitors in a heartbeat too.

    As far as other vendors, you’re not going to get the kind of video memory bandwidth that this thing has on another machine. Those Vega cards had like double the pcie lanes and have a custom interconnect on board. And the FPGA codec fixed pipeline accel is a nice touch if you’re again doing video. You’re going to be looking at conventional fabric plumbing on another system which is going to cost you a lot of performance. That’s what the tax is :/
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    @FrodoSwaggins Yeah I can totally imagine this being the dream machine for video production. Unfortunately my niche is in realtime geospatial data analysis, and those algorithms need all the ram and CPU power you can give them.

    I’ll probably opt for a modest machine as the client, and a few poweredges on a rack.
  • 1
    And here I thought I was going overboard when speccing out a 2 - 3k Linux & windows box for programming, blender, and game dev.
  • 1
    Well at least it looks cool (monitor)..
  • 2
    My monitor stand is made out of bits of wood..

    And recycled screws..

    Oh and a piece of metal I found in the road.
  • 1
    I'm not convinced that monitor stand is wide enough, to provide proper stability.
  • 0
    @bytecode *spontaneously poofs back into existance*
  • 1
    @WildOrangutan

    Maybe its made from solid gold and really heavy..

    Or you bolt it to the desk..

    I wonder if for that money, the monitor rotates for portrait mode ?
  • 1
    @Nanos maybe they include double sided tape, so you can glue it to the desk (:
  • 1
    @WildOrangutan

    I bet its steel with a matching magnet underneath !
  • 1
    @Nanos if there was a magnet, you would lift whole table off, when picking up monitor.

    It's probably an electro-magnet, so you can dynamically toggle magnetic field on/off with a push of a button.

    Dunno why they even bother to make a stand at this point... monitor could easily hover like that.
  • 1
    @WildOrangutan Superconductors in the base enable quantum locking to your desk! So technically the stand isn’t sitting on the desk, it’s quantum levitating
  • 0
    @WildOrangutan

    It's probably a Halbach array permanent magnet with a twist lock mechanism, no electrickery involved.

    Related link:

    https://hackaday.com/2016/03/...
  • 0
    Dunno, I think it must be smth with huge power draw. Just look at the case. Judging by the handles, it probably has about 50 kg transformer inside.
  • 1
    The monitor is justifiable, the stand and the mac is not.
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