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New Plan – Get a Stopgap Mac

New plan: Buy a Mac Pro that's Mountain Lion compatible, run it for a year or so, and see what the "new" Mac Pros are like.

After all, I like my current setup just fine, and since I am not sure which way to go, I'll just defer.

It's a bit of money to spend on a stopgap, but it beats spending even more on 408-day-old iMac or getting an underpowered laptop that can't hold very much data.

If you have an old(er) Mac Pro capable of running Mountain Lion1 that you're looking to sell, let me know. Thanks.

Footnotes

  1. I can buy RAM, and I don't need any hard disks.

4 Responses to "New Plan – Get a Stopgap Mac"

  1. Unless you need the CPU cores or PCI cards, wouldn't it be more worthwhile to buy a newer Mac, like an iMac, and sell it in the same time frame? Maybe see if a new iMac shows up before Labor Day, too.

  2. I would suggest waiting until Mountain Lion is released. There is a chance they will get the iMac and Mac Mini updated with that release. Mac Pro has precedence for slow updates. iMac does not.

  3. ecarr said on June 14, 2012:

    I would suggest waiting until Mountain Lion is released. There is a chance they will get the iMac and Mac Mini updated with that release. Mac Pro has precedence for slow updates. iMac does not.

    Thing with that plan is that I have to implement a storage plan as well, so I might spend several thousand dollars, get a less capable computer, and have a ton of HDs hanging off the thing only to change them in a year when the new Mac Pros come out.

  4. [...] decided to go with my "stopgap Mac" plan. I'll pick up a refurbished Mac Pro to tide me over until the new ones ship. Current rates are 15% [...]


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