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Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
Of course details on the Mac Pro are few & far between at this point. But from what I've seen so far...the new Mac Pro sounds like a "Super Mac-Mini"!

Very very powerful...but much less expandable & upgradable than the old Mac Pro. We shall see as more info becomes available.
It's perfectly expandable over Thunderbolt. There are TB boxes for PCI cards, so anything can be tossed into those. And from what I've read from comments by a couple professionals, their storage needs grows faster than anything else, so an external TB RAID array makes more sense vs having internal HDD bays, plus a RAID array is portable and can be moved easily to another workstation if need be.

You can't upgrade the internal graphics cards, but good grief! Considering what it can do now, would anyone NEED to in the near future? Another point someone else made elsewhere... this thing is about the size of an SGI workstation, and those were no more upgradable/expandable than the new Mac Pro. If anything, Thunderbolt makes the new Mac Pro more expandable.


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