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Opinion: What tech can learn from a cheese grater

By mongeese · 30 replies
Jun 8, 2019
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  1. HyperPete

    HyperPete TS Enthusiast Posts: 70   +35

    What is your point, and how does it relate to this $6,000.00 computer? For 6 grand, the hardware had better be high quality.

    For that same 6 grand, I can easily afford to replace components and upgrade a more powerful PC several times, extending the serviceable life of my system of choice far beyond that of the Apple computer. Nobody with any common sense will buy this Apple computer, but that is not saying that it will not sell very well.

    PC Barnum had it right!
    wizardB likes this.
  2. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,180   +859

    I spent over $3000 for my processor, motherboard, tower and liquid cooling
    I spent $1400 for my 2080Ti
    I spent $1000+ for my 34" curved monitor
    I spent close to $1000 for my solid state drives.

    A $6000 computer is your complaint?

    #1 No one forces anyone to buy this stuff. Either they want the hardware or they don't. If they don't...then they can do what I did and buy something else.

    #2 the Free market is never wrong.

    I think it's so telling that so many people who criticize apple attack its price and make troll comments about people who chose to buy their equipment. About how "they overpaid".

    I get the same heat about buying alienware products. My 15" laptop, 17"laptop and Desktop ran over $10,000.

    There's a sick culture of materialism that acts like "if I can't afford it, you shouldn't be able to either".

    O well...shame on ya'll.
  3. HyperPete

    HyperPete TS Enthusiast Posts: 70   +35

    @QuantumPhysics - Cant afford it?! That's a laugh! I just have common sense. Ten grand for a desktop computer? What exactly do you do that requires a $10,000 desktop computer? (Wait, re-reading, that's 3 computers, right? MUCH better...)

    I am not suggesting that you shouldn't do it, we all have our hobbies. I spend far more than that on my motorcycles. If you just want to have the best, great! I am still interested in what you actually use it for. (If that is for all 3, much less interested.)

    As far as Apple goes, let them charge whatever they want. Heck, they can sell a $60,000 computer! There will still be foolish individuals who buy it and then play games on it, I have no doubt. But it sure as heck won't be me!!
  4. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 610   +495

    Apple designed this machine neither for playing games nor do they even suggest you could do so. Sure an occasional person will play games on this but I doubt anyone will buy this for the primary purpose of playing games.

    This is purpose designed for businesses specializing in video editing and 3D development and its probable $30K cost in a useful configuration will pay for itself pretty quickly in that use case. All the people saying it's an overpriced desktop are knocking down their usual strawmen because it isn't intended to be used as a desktop.

    Of course a few *****s will want the most expensive thing out there to match their Lambos so I guess people can have their fun criticizing when they find that out.
  5. HyperPete

    HyperPete TS Enthusiast Posts: 70   +35

    And THAT, my friend, is exactly what I was talking about. I tend to buy somewhat expensive tools because cheap ones tend not to perform the way I want. "The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."
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  6. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 610   +495

    It's the same everywhere, in amateur astronomy we say: Pay more for the right tool and feel the pain once, pay for a cheap tool and feel the pain every time you use it.

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