From: Davoud <>
Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
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From: Davoud <>
Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:08:00 -0500
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> Gonna be very expensive or rather a lot of money depending on how you
> look at it. I think mac rumours thinbks the basic model will start at $5k.
> I'd expect the 18 core to start at around $8k.

You understand that "expensive" and "lot of money" are relative to
one's desires, needs, and means, right? 

As I see it the iMac Pro is cheap. Moving up a little from the base
model, a model equipped with a 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor,
64GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD, and a Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16GB of RAM costs
$9100 after an organizational discount.

Compare to an SE/30, a quite capable machine in 1989. With 4MB of RAM
and an 80MB HD it cost $6569, which is $13,000 in 2017 dollars.

Thus a machine so powerful that its specs can't be compared to the
older machine costs only 70% of what the older machine cost.

Perhaps a better comparison would be a supercomputer such as the Cray,
priced in the $millions. The new iMac far outperforms many of the early
Crays. Cheap.

I agree with almost everything that you have said and almost everything that
you will say in your entire life.

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