In Perspective - the Mac Pros are a Relative Bargain!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by thebeave, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. thebeave macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2009
    Almost six years ago, here's what my hard earned $2500 bought me in May 2004

    Powermac G5... $2499.
    Dual 2.0GHz
    512MB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra
    8x SuperDrive

    Max Ram 4GB
    Two Hard Drives
    One Optical Drive
    One FW800 port
    Can't run Snow Leopard or any future OS ( not that I care today about Snow Leopard, but i can't even run iLife '09...)

    That makes today's low end Mac Pro a relative bargain!

    Okay Okay so the i5 and i7 iMacs even beat the Mac Pros now, and even the mini and the Macbook will crush my current G5 set up, but at least I can expand the new Pros for hopefully a very long time to come ....

    You get so much more now for the same $2500 now is how I look at it. I love saving $$, but for a once every 5-6 year upgrade, $2500 isn't so terrible. That's $500 a year or less than $1.40 per day to own this machine before bucking up for RAM etc. Maybe now I can justify a potential new Mac Pro purchase to my wife!!!:D
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Gawd help us. As always - it just depends on the situation.

    Try this thread.

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