BIG Savings $$$ ..... Right!

I ran across an advertisement for the new Apple iMac Pro.  Anyone that knows about computers and what gives them power and speed will know that this new computer is unbelievably powerful for the form factor it's in being small enough to fit right behind the screen.  Up to 18 cores of processing power in any computer you might find in a home environment is impressive but as with many things Apple it comes at a price.   

The reason I posted this, though, is what a joke this ad is .. .$5.00 (five dollars) off of a retail price of $4999.00 and if I'm not mistaken this is the ENTRY level for this computer.  If you max it out with memory and processor power then you can really get up to around $13,427.00 or so for the computer hardware only not to mention if you want to add some really nice Software applications for photography or music or 3-D games and such.  

So if any of you have a really close relationship with Santa how about slipping him this as my Christmas gift wish this year because as expensive as this boy is Santa would be the ONLY way I'd be able to get one.   But you can bet there are plenty of these being ordered in a lot of high tech, high dollar households.

Be as the Bereans ( Acts 17:11 )

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Kraven posted:

My Commodore C64 is still doing just fine thank you.........

Somewhere, I hope, I still have one lurking around.  If you do have a good working model hold on to it because I'd suspect one day it will be worth more than you paid.  I've seen some huge prices offered from some old Apple II computers and original Apples.  I also remember, long ago, back in the days when the C64's and IBM-PC's and original Apples were around (so little memory back then) when you had the 5 1/4 in floppy disk (If I remember that right) before the 3 1/2" disk in the more study container Radio Shack (Tandy) had a unique computer that many liked called the TRS80.  There was a lot of people going in many directions trying to program the processors and make them to do so many things before Windows and in the days of DOS and BASIC.  Man has so much changed.  I think possibly those that were the hackers of that time are more into using UNIX, UNX or LINUX all a variant of UNIX which, if I'm not wrong, Apple's MacOS is also based upon.  

Wow you brought back some old memories but I'm not going looking for my old C64 or the external Floppy Drive that I used to have because it's also possible that I get rid of them long time ago and just can't remember.

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I used an IMac Pro for almost a month. I never could get use to the 'backwards' buttons and icons. Everything on a Mac is reversed. I do quite a bit of computer work and a Windows computer will do it all just fine. IMacs are overpriced for the name Apple. Apple makes good computers, just a large learning curve and no more functionality than a comparable Windows machine.

I can remember pieces of about 5 computer languages, from college. Every one of them obsolete, now. Computers have come a LONG way in 20 years.

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