8 Core Mac Pro Announced!

8 Core MacPro has been announced. Basically it seems that all they did was change the processors in the original Mac Pro configuration adding an option of 2x 3Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeons. So I decided to go nuts and see how much a fully loaded 8-Core Mac Pro would be.
Here are the specs:

Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
16GB (8 x 2GB)
750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB, Stereo 3D (2 x dual-link DVI)
Apple Cinema HD Display (30″ flat panel)
Apple Cinema HD Display (30″ flat panel)
Two 16x SuperDrives
Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme
Apple USB Modem
Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse – U.S. English
Mac OS X – U.S. English
AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro/Power Mac (w/or w/o Display) – Auto-enroll

All this Apple goodness for mere $16,074.00 Nice.

6 thoughts on “8 Core Mac Pro Announced!

  1. Wayne LeFevre

    Ah, well then. I was about to say, Wow! Too much for me! But if you took away those displays… 🙂

  2. Chris Marshall Post author

    Gulp!! Well at least I already have a Screen, Keyboard and Mouse – only another $15,000 or so to go then!!!!!

  3. Maciek Sokulski

    Just subtracting the 2 30″ Apple displays will lower the price by about $3600.

  4. Darren Rolfe

    Frightening, when computers cost the same as a small car.

    All that money and I bet it doesn’t even come with cup holders.

  5. Chris Marshall Post author

    Reminds me of the old story from Customer Service days – where someone filled in a survey on their new computer saying the loved the coffee cup holder that ‘popped out’ at the top of the PC 🙂

  6. Darren Rolfe

    If I won the lotto and actually bought one of those. I wouldn’t let anyone get within a half mile radius with any kind of liquid.

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