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  1. #1
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    I always wondered why people called these "trashcans" or "ashtrays" and now I know.

    Original specs:
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    Current specs:
    1ft tall cupholder

    Got 5+ years out of this beast. Memory upgraded once; GPUs reflowed twice. It worked very well for heating my living room and browsing Reddit.

    Thought the $5,000 machine deserved a proper sendoff before recycling. Switching back to my MBP.

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    A staffer in the London Covent Garden Apple store told me they did have people using the first models for trash!
    Sue

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    I've never seen one of those before.

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    What, a Mac Pro?

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    No, the Doland Spring sparkling water

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    It is a Poland Springs Ruby Red Grapefruit Water. It's hard to make out the "P".
    -- Bob --
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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    No, the Doland Spring sparkling water

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    It is a Poland Springs Ruby Red Grapefruit Water. It's hard to make out the "P".

    Hello...???, I would have thought it was damn near impossible to make any good spring water.


    PS: I'm sure that His Highness Sir Jonathan Ive would have been most proud to see one of his proudest designs being used at the London Covent Garden Apple store. Even if not quite as he intended.



    - Patrick
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    Last edited by chscag; 09-23-2019 at 06:15 PM. Reason: Let's not get cute! Keep it clean.

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    I see they're reverting to more traditional design:
    Mac Pro - Apple (UK)

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    Yes, the trash can 2013 MP has not proven to be a huge success. I have always wondered what they were thinking.

    Now we have a new MP coming out supposedly this fall that looks a lot like the old classic cheese grater MP. With the starting price $5999 for the new and improved MP, I won't be rushing out to get one soon!

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    Now we have a new MP coming out supposedly this fall that looks a lot like the old classic cheese grater MP. With the starting price $5999 for the new and improved MP, I won't be rushing out to get one soon!
    And Lisa, let's not forget that wonderful accompanying monitor with its $1000.00 stand.

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    Oh yeah! I had forgotten.... I will add it to the list of things I won't be purchasing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    And Lisa, let's not forget that wonderful accompanying monitor with its $1000.00 stand.

    And I find it interesting how some view the pricing... Untitled.png

    Apple'''s $1,000 stand isn'''t a rip-off — it'''s a missed opportunity - Business Insider

    Why You Shouldn't Be Surprised by Apple's $1,000 Monitor Stand - Core77

    etc...


    - Patrick
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    Patrick, I can see the option of the stand for those who have plans to separately mount the $5000 XDR 32" screen and do not need the stand. But still, a $5000 monitor, IMO, should include a stand.

    I do mount my monitors on separate stands that hold two at a time and they are very movable. I love them but they do require the monitor to be VESA mountable. This does not appear to be the case with the new $5000 model ... so... no XDR for me!!!!

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