Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 8:59 PM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
I would purchase now.
The current models are capable of running Snow Leopard. Future models will lock you into lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 9:01 PM (in response to Ziatron)
Ziatron , I heard lion is good ..what is the issue..?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 9:06 PM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
I heard lion is good ..what is the issue..?
Personally, I didn't have very many “problems” with lion, I switched back to Snow Leopard because I felt lion was “dumbed down” and features were removed that I need to use.
For us it was Versions cannot be switched off (decreases security). No "Save As" in many Apps, no Bounce in Mail. 10.7 felt “dumbed down” to us. We will try later, (10.8 maybe).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Kujako)
Apple is taking ages to update the macpro.. even so to the point that there's a ton of speculation that the line is going to be discontinued.
For me, I love my MP. It's the best computer I've ever owned but that being said, I'm on the brink of going back to PC due to the lack of updates from apple and their tendency to turn their backs on pro users as of late.
It's true that the video card is key in 3D graphics and depending on the sophitication of your 3D scene processors are key also when it comes to rendering.
What app do you plan on using for 3D? Keep in mind that there's a bit more 3D options in a PC over a mac. Maya is still a bit unstable from my expierence and 3DS is not really an option unless you use bootcamp with windows and that can be a headache if you need to switch between the two. (a virtual machine is not really an option since it will steal resources that you need while working in 3D).
Plus another benifit of a PC is that you can buy a totally badass system for half the cost. You could probably buy a pretty effective 3D workdstaction and have a little money left over a macbook air or pro. This is what I would recommend.
You and I probably agree that OSX is a much cleaner OS over that fugly windows interface but the reality is that the 3D community favors the PC market over Macs.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to m.arms)
Show us this "totaly bad *** system for half the cost" that uses a pair of Xeon CPUs. Yes that matters, and the retail on just the processors is 13-1500 dollars each.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 10:37 PM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
I looked at the refurbished systems on apple.com and they would be much bettern than buying new. However, for some reason apple has the base model on Amazon for $400 buck less? http://amzn.to/vZSNi4 I don't know why, but that may best price out there. You can still add apple care too, so it the main difference is whether you want to carry the box home, or sit on the couch and have UPS bring it to you. : )
I don't think that waiting for updates is worth it. This computer can handle almost anything you throw at it, so unless you have to have the latest and greatest for braggin rights, I think the latest model won't be outdated just yet. We have several of these are work and they are BEASTS!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 10:51 PM (in response to Rick Flare)
I see 2,499$ on both the Amazon link and Apple.com for that model, however if you have Amazon Prime it looks like they knock close to 200$ off the price.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 10:58 PM (in response to Kujako)
My wife signed up for prime a few months ago for a mom promotion or something. That must be why it showed up that way for me. I think there are sitll promotions out there to get prime for trial period....well worth it in this case!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 11:14 PM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
WTH .. I am still waiting for new mac pros ...frustrated with this ....what the **** i am supose to do guys?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
If you need it now, buy it now, and get some use out of it.
If and when new models arrive, they may take months to get all the kinks out of them.
Historically, prices have dropped very little when new models arrive. 2009 models did not change in price when 2010 models arrived. You have nothing to lose by buying now.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
Are you using it for business? Apple has a leasing option which may suit your needs until the new version comes out. I share your concern as well about the future of the Mac Pro but the good news is that there is no news. Apple usually doesn't wait this long to announce and end of life to one of it's products. It's very possible that they were waiting for the right parts and possibly the release of Mountail Lion. True, Suitabe processors came out quite a few weeks ago but I think a suitble thunderbolt option was just made available for the Mac Pro..
I would say if there's no word about the Mac Pro by the time Mountain Lion is realesed it may be worth considering other options in the future.
I do pro graphics work in the Action Sports industry on a 2007 mac pro 8-Core and it's still going strong.. sure I would like it to be faster but it's still not too bad!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to m.arms)
Are you using it for business? Apple has a leasing option which may suit your needs until the new version comes out.
That is a really good point. If you lease it, this year's lease cost is a business expense THIS YEAR.
If you buy it, you have to capitalize that cost and depreciate it over its useful life, likely five years or more. (You spend all the money this year, but have to recapture the cost over five or more years.)Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
I don't think lease option is available in India. i will contact local store for this thanks ..
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
While the i7-3000 series have not looked all that good, spent time reading about the ES Xeon which does like a really well deserved workstation and server processor for video, rendering, graphics and other tasks.
- Something to write home about, and to wait to get delivered to your desktop.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 1:48 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Indian store doen't providing lease options .:( and they are sayin models of Macpro in india is little different than US i cant have more than 24 GB ram.