My 2009 edition Mac Pro is really starting to feel long in the tooth. Not slow, just not as perky as she was when I bought it. Intel Xeon 5520s were great when released but the time has come to upgrade to the current generation.
Yeah, I like having 8 cores, 12-48 GiB of RAM, and something I can put my storage (couple of SSDs and 1 2 TiB Seagate 7200 spiny) into. I even added an AMD Radeon HD 7970 to the system recently to continue my gaming. (yeah, no comment)
But it is still feeling old and cold after 4 years and I am not ready to make the change to an iMac:
- Not expandable in the general sense
- Single storage device is the suck
- No where near as sexy as a Mac Pro
I will admit, though, that I have a new 27″ iMac at the office and it is absolutely wonderful! But it ain’t no Mac Pro and those of you who own a Mac Pro know what I am talking about.
Hurry up Mr. Cook!