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Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
From: Whisky-dave <whisky.dave@gmail.com>
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On Monday, 25 December 2017 05:30:09 UTC, 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.

That is true but I don't know of how many pro photogrphers would buy a camera with a fixed lens on
the camera. (fixed as in not interchangable)