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Thankfully we can always count on Tom's Hardware (amongst others) to keep us abreast of important performance becnhmarkings.
What I took out of that article was this... it should be clear to most folks, by now, that the wonderful world of home computing is migrating to mobile devices and that home/small office desktop computing solutions will further become niche products. The future-proofing question for users (like us in the visual arts) has become one of a consideration towards their particular computer and software company's commitment to their existing markets. There are even considerations, we should be mulling, about commitment to, and future viability of, OSes, in general. To hear my youngest nieces and nephews speak, "The Home PC wars are so 1990s. Who won? Smartphones and tablets. Win 8? OSX Mavericks? Ho hum, who cares?"
The cushy base of millions of home users that once fluffed up our editing chair cushions has moved on, we're no longer high-end power-users we're low-end business customers. And over the next five years (I'm guessing) we'll see our home-editing computing choices become even more refined (read: confined) by those few players who choose to remain in the game of servicing our niche craft and its software and hardware needs. IMHO.
So, am I grateful to see Apple has again re-upped its commitment to me for the next few year, and that I can, at least, remain hopeful that I'll have a platform to migrate to when my 2011 iMac needs retirement? You bet. But things might not have been so...
Steve Jobs reportedly mulled axing Apple's pro products:
My musings for today,