The Retina iMac versus the Mac Pro, on paper

Marco Arment:

The 5K Retina iMac is out, and it looks incredible so far on paper — so incredible that I’m seriously considering selling my new Mac Pro to get the Retina iMac instead.

 

Marco goes into all of the considerations, and it's an interesting and worthwhile read. Of course, this invasion of iMacs into pro territory is not new. In computational intensive shops, for example, iMacs have been replacing rows of Mac Pro towers for years. Marco's post highlights how after today, the Mac Pro is even more of a niche product.

 

For Fun: Remember the world's third fastest computer made up of Power Mac G5s?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLujLtgBJC0