Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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RE[4]: Comment by wirespot
by zlynx on Tue 27th Oct 2009 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by wirespot"
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Kudos for doing the numbers. You cheated just a little bit.

Apple charges a high upgrade price on the CPUs. By bumping from 2.26 to 2.6 GHz you add $1400 to the system.

With everything the same but keeping the slower CPUs I get $3,639 for the Mac Pro.

I also don't think you found the Nehalem Xeons for that price at ZipZoomFly. I see 2.26 E5520 for $382 each.

And no operating system yet, but lets say you get a OEM copy of Win7 for $100.

There is also warranty, service, assembly, burn-in testing, etc.

Probably up to around $3,000 like you said.

So it's $3,000'ish vs. $3,639.

And that's where people get the idea that the real cost of OS X is about $500.

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