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Apple quietly upgrades its Mac Pro workstation

by Parm Mann on 7 December 2009, 12:25

Tags: Mac Pro, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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We've been waiting for Intel's six-core, 12-thread Gulftown CPU to appear in Apple's Mac Pro, but though there's still no sign of that, the Cupertino, California-based company has added a selection of new configuration options to its high-end workstation.

The already-impressive system can now be equipped with a range-topping quad-core 3.33GHz Intel Xeon W5590 processor, as well as 2TB 7,200RPM hard disk drives.

Useful upgrades to have, but Apple's high-end options do come at a lofty cost.

Making the jump from a 2.66GHz Xeon processor to the new 3.33GHz part will set you back £960, whilst upgrading from a 640GB hard drive to a 2TB alternative will demand £280.

Each additional 2TB hard drive is then charged at £440 apiece.

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£440? Apple are taking the piss, does it really cost them £240 to slap in a new HDD?
This is apple… of course it does!
£440? Apple are taking the piss, does it really cost them £240 to slap in a new HDD?

On the invoice it's called “APPLETAXLOL” :stupid:
Apple is profit driven like any other business and will charge what the market with tolerate. Fools and their money, eh?
I dont think you need a bios re-fix for macs… so I would just sod Apple and get 2-3 of them from Scan for the same price-ish