Is this the year that I finally switch the last bastion of Windows in my house over to Apple?
The new Mac Pro features the latest Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400 series processors based on state-of-the-art 45nm Intel Core microarchitecture running up to 3.2 GHz, each with 12MB of L2 cache per processor for breakthrough performance and power efficiency. With a new high-bandwidth hardware architecture, dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses and up to 32GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM memory, the new Mac Pro achieves a 61 percent increase in memory throughput.
Pretty cheap too, though it'll need a RAM (and maybe a video card) upgrade.
I realized recently that I do pretty much all my video and photo editing on my MacBook Pro these days, and it's a little slow. The desktop in my office is mainly for browsing and running iTunes. I'd like to be more productive with it - it's a nice machine, with lots of nice peripherals attached, but I think it might be time to finally switch it to the shiny newness.