Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
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Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
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On 25/12/2017 05:30, RichA wrote:
> 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.

How well would the screen available in this package compare to an iMac's 
27-inch iMac with Retina 4K display screen?

https://www.johnlewis.com/dell-inspiron-27-7000-all-in-one-desktop-p...

This seems like quite good value.

-- 
David B.