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What the pro crowd is wanting is a pro machine.... not just a cool machine. We'll see if it can pull off both. It obviously will need external expansion for many pros, and I'm not convinced TB is yet up to the task (aside from really expensive storage).
NO expandability aside from maybe RAM and Thunderbolt (which isn't taking off, just like Firewire)
It looks great, but it's certainly not a Pro machine in this regard. What if you wanted to upgrade your graphics every 2 years? Not happening.
- The Tube
- The Ashtray
- Pony Keg Any more?
Why bother to make such a beautiful small machine that has no room for modular expansion. This 'tube' will take up more room then a box, and be sitting beside a ton of various coloured 'boxes' for drives and expansions.
It probably can't be sitting on carpet as it will suck up fluff from the ground, not to mention that a tall slim design is much more likely to fall over on carpet. I think it is beautiful, and it makes me drool.
But I was burnt with the G4 Cube.
IMHO this is the modern G4 Cube; over priced, to expensive to expand.
It used what Apple believed was the latest external ports Apple backed (Firewire and USB).
USB 2 killed it though. This is the same, only USB3 and TB2.
You cannot add anything else unless you use adapters; again the same as the G4 Cube. I am only suggesting (although most MacPro users don't add many new cards on their machine in it's life) the thought that you can get 10 years of use out of a machine is a key to buying one for business.
This machine is great now, but looks very expensive to fix, and would be a hard sell to management departments as a future proof machine. To me this is what this appears to be aimed at, private sales not corporate sales. But time will tell.
As with many Apple decisions these days they are instantly polarising, but that does not determine sales or future feelings.
And the internet loves knee jerk reactions. The great thing is I can say "this isn't for me and my work", and move on happily.
I just liked to mention what I felt, and I appreciate feedback that is opposed to mine too.
Discussions are great when everyone is tempered and listens as much as they type.
Which I hope I do!
I feel sorry for you who thinks it is comparable to the underpowered G4 Cube or to a notebook because it has small parts. Just wait and see.