Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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redm
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2005-07-06

You've got some important differences there. Those video cards are both ATI and both 1GB, but the VPro is fully $500 more expensive. A 300GB 15K SAS runs about $200 more than a 1TB SATA, etc.


Some prices for the major components.

via Newegg
$390/ea Intel E5620
$160 ATI Radeon HD 5770
$70 1TB HD
$20 DVD burner

Obviously there are more parts to price, but $4-5k? No.

Edited 2010-08-06 22:37 UTC

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