Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
On 2017-12-26 14:38:52 +0000, David B. said:
> On 25/12/2017 05:30, RichA wrote:
>> On Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:08:10 UTC-5, Davoud wrote:
>>>> 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?
> This seems like quite good value.
It's a Dell so it got MS protection. Try to brand it Samsung...