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Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
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On Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:08:10 UTC-5, Davoud  wrote:
> Whisky-dave:
> > 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. 

You can build a pretty respectable PC for $6.5k too.  But IMO, people would do well to consider the
screen as a lens in a camera system and invest there.