This designer’s setup is built around Macs old and new [Setups]

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This setup combines new and vintage Apple products.
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COVID-19 forced Jeff Houle to work remotely, which was not a problem since he prefers his personalized WFH desk rather than his drab office desk. Houle is an avid collector, whether it is Disney pins (see the cork board) or old Apple products.

But when it comes to Macs, he does not just collect them. He finds unique ways to reuse them. He held on to his iBook G4 and iMac G4 (which he got at a swap meet for $10) to play old games like the original Sim and Oregon Trail — where he probably found the iBook.

This Mac Pro setup is pro to the max

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A Mac Pro with the Pro Display XDR always makes for an incredible setup.
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When the new Mac Pro was released, Jonathan Morrison knew that meant one thing, it was time to change his setup. So he abandoned his MacBook Pro and started from scratch. He now runs a scintillating Mac Pro through a scintillating 32-inch Pro XDR Display. And because he is a Tech Youtuber, he also has the Pro Stand. He says that the Mac Pro is overkill for the stuff that he is doing but he loves how quiet it is.

ARM iMac with custom Apple GPU could arrive in second half of 2021

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This iMac concept reflects what a lot of people want.
Could it look something like this?
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A brand-new iMac, powered by Apple Silicon combined with a custom Apple GPU, will land during the second half of 2021, according to a new report.

Codenamed “Lifuka,” the all-in-one is expected to use 5-nanometer chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company — like those destined for iPhone 12 and other Apple Silicon machines later this year.

Today in Apple history: Original Mac Pro packs serious Intel power

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The original Mac Pro took productivity to new levels.
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August 7: Today in Apple history: Original Mac Pro packs serious Intel power August 7, 2006: Apple unleashes the Mac Pro, a high-end desktop computer that complete’s the company’s transition to Intel processors.

Built for computation-heavy tasks like 3D rendering and professional audio and video editing, the quad-core, 64-bit Mac Pro serves as a replacement for the Power Mac G5 (from which it borrows its aluminum “cheese grater” design).

OWC adds wheels to your Mac Pro for a mere $199

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You could feed a family for week on what Mac Pro wheels cost.
The OWC Rover Pro adds Mac Pro wheels for much less than Apple’s price.
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Apple sells wheels for the 2019 Mac Pro for the slightly ridiculous price of $699. On Thursday, a third-party accessory maker launched a cheaper option. Well, relatively cheaper: the OWC Rover Pro wheel kit is $199.

16-inch MacBook Pro gets more powerful AMD 5600M graphics option

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Take your MacBook Pro to the limits!
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Apple has updated its 16-inch MacBook Pro buying options by offering the new Radeon Pro 5600M mobile GPU. This joins the existing Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M GPU options for the MacBook Pro.

Kitting out the new MacBook Pro with a AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU with 8GB of HBM2 memory adds $700 onto the base model MacBook Pro. According to Apple, it will improve performance by up to 75% compared to the 5500M configuration. Is that worth it? It absolutely depends on how much of a pro user you are!

Grab this refurb Mac Pro for just … $43,000

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President Trump will tour Apple's Mac Pro factory in Texas this week
Prep your credit card for maximum impact.
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Hey, big spender. Act fast and you can snag a refurbished 28-core Mac Pro — for just $43,859.

It’s totally tricked out, so it’s the most expensive Mac Pro currently in Apple’s refurb store. Grab your credit card, and it can be sitting on your desk by Wednesday!

AMD rolls out Radeon Pro VII workstation graphics card

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Destined for the Mac Pro as a standalone graphics card? A good chance.
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AMD announced Wednesday the Radeon Pro VII, a high-end graphics card aimed at professional workstations, with reportedly up to 26% faster 8K image processing using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve.

The new card will likely be available as a standalone option for those interested in using it with the Mac Pro in the future.