Rant alert: MacPro single-CPU prices

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zephonic, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. zephonic macrumors 65816

    zephonic

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    I just stumbled upon this and want to vent:

    the Xeon W3530 (2.8GHz) and W3565 (3.2GHz) have the same list price ($294), yet Apple charges $400 extra for the latter. As if the single-CPU MacPros aren't overpriced enough already.

    Then I posted about this on Apple's forum and it was removed within 5 minutes. :eek:
     
  2. hayesk macrumors 65816

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    Of course it was. Apple's forums aren't a free-for-all rantfest. They're for getting help with their products.

    If you can't understand why Apple charges more for what you can buy for the same price, then you may wish to get an economics book and read up on supply/demand and charging what the market will bear.
     
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    The W3565 only dropped in price a month ago (from ~600). Apple don't update their system specifications mid-cycle. That's all there is to it really.
     
  4. zephonic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Uhm, actually they have done that in the past. But I did not know that the W3565's price came down just last month.
     
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Don't expect the company forum to keep unflattering complaints. That's what MacRumors is for. ;)

    Apple can charge what they want. If you are not happy you do not have to buy.
     
  6. IceMacMac macrumors 6502

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    And you, hayesk, might want to read a book about why the buying public can, should and does raise holy hell when prices are not competitive.

    I can't imagine how something so obvious would escape your superior mind?

    Only the weak and the slavish have a problem with the OP.
     
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    if you think that is bad this cpu is 613

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Intel-Xeon-...EN_Servers&hash=item230e914a2e#ht_3265wt_1250



    it is a drop in for a 2010 2.8 mac pro. look at this thread



    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1120326

    for under 400 your 2.8 machine will be about 96 percent as good as a hex 3.33.. but remember this all came true about 15 days ago. and the 3.33ghz has been out since oct or sept of last year.
     
  8. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

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    w3680

    Eh... for a little bit of say 50 dollars more, the w3680 is faster and more wildly known since it IS the cpu which is found in the 6-core mac pro. I got mine for like 750.00 when the w3690 came out..

    To go from a w3680 to w3690 is not worth it as its only 5 percent faster for everyday stuff.. same 6 cores. and the turbo boost is the same as the w3680.

    Yeah, I am on Apple's forums quite a bit and they are mostly about troubleshooting and stuff, but not rants and complaints.
     
  9. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    Apples single CPU systems are not overpriced compared to other leading brands. For example HP's z800 workstation is more expensive with a 2.8 quad xeon than Apples equivilent system.
     
  10. Umbongo macrumors 601

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