“One of the things that really interested me in the WWDC keynote from earlier this month was Apple’s comparison of Mac Pro prices to Dell workstations. Typically, it’s really easy to refute these claims, and while I have little doubt that one could possibly configure a Dell workstation that undercuts a Mac Pro while also offering a much wider range of add-on possibilities, I think it’s fair for me to, again, state that Apple’s pricing this time around is commendable. I mention this only because I often complain that Apple’s machines are quite pricey when compared to the PC competition,” Paul Thurrott writes for Paul Thurrott’s Internet Nexus.
“With this in mind, Anandtech takes one of their standard, overly-long looks at the new Mac Pro and, in part one of its 20-part (!!!) review, notes that a similarly configured Dell Precision Workstation 490, at $3110, is far more expensive than the $2390 Apple. It’s not a direct comparison, of course, and Dell does do some Crazy Eddie pricing deals on a regular basis that lets you get free displays and massive discounts, but no matter: Apple is indeed competitive this time around,” Thurrott writes. “So they’re at least competitive, and often cheaper if you want the exact configurations Apple offers. And that’s good stuff.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Paul, if you “have little doubt that one could possibly configure a Dell workstation that undercuts a Mac Pro while also offering a much wider range of add-on possibilities,” then do it. We’ll wait.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
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