New iMac Pro - Pricey and Powerful

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  1. fastsix

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    It is essentially a high-end workstation. They are using server cpus Intel Xeons with 8 cores minimum. With hyper-threading enabled that is 16 cores. For the right applications this is a great solution. The only issue I have is the price $4999 is way to rich for my blood.
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    Just saw this story today. You might be able to lower that price if you don't mind white peripherals. Still crazy expensive though.

    Apple's space-gray keyboards go for silly prices on eBay

    But it doesn't end there. Boing Boing took note of a trio of space-gray peripherals, including a trackpad, that ended on a bid of $1,525 [$340 for set of white peripherals] on Tuesday. You could buy a whole iMac system for that much, though it would come with a thoroughly plebeian silver keyboard. ​
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    Apple users have more money than brains. Boy do I want those. :oops:
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    PS Did you know new laptops from Apple now have water damage coverage under Apple Care? Just stared this year apparently.

    Got my MacBook Pro too soon for that, dang!

    Ray
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    We have a 2011 27” iMac that’s still going strong. Two years ago I upgraded the RAM and installed a 500gb flash drive which breathed new life into the thing. My wife wants a new one but I’m not getting her a Pro. I’ll pay $1,800 but not $5,000+.
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    Those things last forever! My last one I had for 8 years and was very functional all the way through...

    Ray
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    Agree, my 2010 iMac just died 5/26. Used it everyday, lots of video editing, not one hiccup until a death shudder yesterday. I’m pretty sure I could fix it, but eight years and I’m ready for a new machine.
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