wlescall wrote in post #9158630
Considering what is currently shipping, Don't bother with the Quad Core Mac Pro - the i7 iMac has about the same performance (unless you want the internal storage or PCIe slots). Everyone expects the 6-core processors to show up in the first quarter of 2010.
If you have a NAPP membership, you can get a discount at the Apple Store Online. For the Mac Pros, not as quite as good as an educational discount.
I just look for Good Mac Pro within that price range, i don't look for the highest performances even it is my dream, and i will keep that dedicated for photography even i will use it for something else, but still i have my Mac Book Pro [2 laptops] and Mac Mini.
I will look for that membership, but really i should use all the facilities and offers/services that this membership will give me.
BeritOlam wrote in post #9158649
Can you get the Refurbished Apple computers in UAE? It won't get you the latest and greatest top-of-the-line hardware, but it gives you good value per dollar. The usually have Mac Pros cycle through there pretty regularly.
I've used Refurbs for a few years now, and so have numerous friends....and we've never had a problem with them.
Actually i want New only, i am not against refurbs products but i really would like to have a product as i am the first user from the manufacturer, also i don't like to always thinking or waiting any issue even very rarely then i regret that i bought it refurbs, i always forgive issues with new items but i never forgive with used and refurbs items.