Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
On 2018-01-03 11:53:31 +0000, Whisky-dave said:
> 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:
>>>>> 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.
You get to chose the display yourself and it will be
replaceable/upgradeable... It's also a hassle getting an all in one to
service if some minor non user replaceable part fails.