Upload & Sell: Off
binary visions wrote:
A design like the iMac is a great exercise in industrial design: it's sleek and basically non-serviceable, but the target audience is exactly the kind of audience that will value that form and see no downside on the function, since they wouldn't be opening it up anyway. I don't think this was the appropriate market for this exercise. Like I said, though, maybe I'm wrong and they'll sell a million.
You bring up a good point here. Will be interesting to see how the new Mac Pro is received by those businesses (designers, editors etc) who would usually use a Mac Pro.
The "normal" moderately heavy mac user like myself doesn't worry too much about upgradability and is pretty happy to forego expandability and choice in return for the increased stability of a closed system, but I'm not to sure the heavy duty Mac Pro audience will appreciate this.
RAM seems to be upgradable, and I don't think the onboard flash will be too much of an issue with external thunderbolt drives, but video cards will be an issue for many businesses for sure.
On the plus side though, thunderbolt will provide many external possibilities besides besides storage and maybe this is what will win this market over in the end.
Will be interesting to see the final product and how it's received.