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Discussion in 'iMac' started by jigsb007, Sep 25, 2013.
Has anyone noticed ? the new (Better) imacs are even cheaper then last year !
I definitely noticed. I've been adding these up for awhile holding off on making a purchase. The lower price with my student discount is making me lean toward an iMac instead of a Mac Pro, which I'm sure will be insanely expensive.
Here is a good Pro price estimate: 2013 Mac Pro price
It's typical for the base Pro to cost like a maxed iMac, with only the display to consider.
In Australia, the base model 21.5" iMac has increased by A$ 170
Really? Like what? I don't really notice any differences from last year. The only thing I notice is that the Fusion drive looks to be $50 cheaper now. I don't recall the exact prices of the SSD only offerings, but the 256 and 512GB SSDs look the same to me.
I have a 2012 iMac and I just specced out the same exact high end 27" configuration and got pretty much the same price. All prices for stock models are the same (1299, 1499, 1799, 1999) and again, everything except the Fusion drive, all the BTO options seem to be the same too ($200 for processor and double memory upgrades across all iMac models, and both $600 for 32GB RAM upgrade and $150 GPU upgrade on top end 27".)
Didn't notice any difference, save for the slight reduction in SSD price.
Wow, that is weird! Moore has been munching on for 12 months, and so prices on transistors are roughly 40% lower. As Haswell is maybe 10% more complex than Ivy, and same goes for Nvidia 7xx compared to 6xx, Apple can buy its silicon for 30% less. And Apple could drop the dedicated GPU and VRAM on the entry machines. I think the supplier price went down at least 100-200$ for apple.
IPS screens cost close to a piece of crap nowadays with 21" panels doing only 150$ today and 27 inches like 350$, so the margin on that sky-rocketed too.
this iMac costs the same as the 2012 but you get a little more bang for your buck with the student discount. Not much, but a little. If I were to go with a 21.5", I know what mods I get.
But I'm waiting on what the rest of the Mac line up will be before I start saving - (I want my 2010 iMac to hold out as long as possible now.)
Yeah, I'm not down with the whole SSD pricing yet. Maybe in 5 years I'll bite, but $1000 for a 1 TB drive is just too rich for my blood. That's why the Fusion drives look so appealing, and I don't think the Mac Pro's will give that option.
Unless you are pushing your iMac hard, it should be good for somewhere between 3 to 5 years at least. For some people even longer because they don't run anything more than mail/browser/iTunes/light stuff on their computer.
The only disk option you'll see on the Mac Pro is the size of the SSD. And you're right about the price of SSDs right now. I'm looking at the Fusion Drive and a small external SSD for stuff I want guaranteed fast access to,
That sounds about right. I'm out of warranty now with my 2010, I don't push as hard as I did last year, but it would be real nice if this hung on until 2015.
The baseline 27" is £100 more expensive here in the uk.