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Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
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On Tuesday, 26 December 2017 12:06:31 UTC, android  wrote:
> On 2017-12-25 05:30:01 +0000, RichA said:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Youpp! The displays on these iMac Pros should be of the same standard 
> as those in the standard iMacs.

They aren;t they are better according to the specs, I;d expect them to be better if called pro.

> and I'm not impressed by those, 
> cosidering the price. I'd like to see the internals of the Pro in a 
> mini Pro...

Can't see the point of a mini Pro.