Thoughtful consideration on Apple’s Mac line from Dave Farrington:
What I want is a Mac with power. A pro Mac. What Apple has been doing in recent years is obvious. Professional level Mac users are changing and Apple is going with the professional flow. These days, a quad core with 32GB of RAM is considered Pro. Even the Mac Pro is not so much of a pro these days because it’s been three years without an upgrade and it’s not all that upgradeable anyway.
How hard would it have been for Apple to make the Mac Pro fully upgradeable; CPU, GPU, et al?
For the high end pro, simply upgrading the trash can-like Mac Pro with new CPUs and GPUs each year would have been sufficient to quell part of the storm. But the new MacBook Pros are something of slap in the face to those we want to differentiate their hardware from the run-of-the-mill prosumer pro wannabe.
Yet Apple left the Mac Pro untouched since birth.