The most advanced Mac Pro priced at 1.2 billion dong is actually “quite cheap”

Tram Ho

Compared to other Windows workstations, Apple’s Mac Pro is still quite cheap.

Mac Pro the most advanced version of Apple costs up to $ 53,000 (about 1.2 billion), equivalent to a Toyota Camry 2.5Q. That’s a lot of money for a computer. And even the wheel for Mac Pro is priced at up to $ 400, equivalent to $ 100 per wheel.

When compared to an iMac, or a Windows computer you can build at home, the price of the Mac Pro is really high. However, if we dissect this most advanced version of Mac Pro, we will see that the 1.2 billion dong price is quite reasonable, even cheaper than other workstation computers.

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Why is Mac Pro so expensive?

Most of the $ 53,000 price point comes from 8TB SSD storage and 1.5TB RAM memory. RAM price alone has reached 25,000 USD. And another $ 10,000 from the Radeon Pro Vega II Duo duo, retails for $ 5,600 each. Along with the 8TB SSD, 28-core processor and Afterburner card, it’s not difficult to understand when this computer costs up to $ 53,000.

Apple charges an extra 4 wheels for the Mac Pro to make it easier to move around, and it doesn’t come cheap. However, Microsoft also charges up to $ 309 for the operating system of the Windows workstation computers.

And you do not have to buy this Mac Pro, because Apple is not aimed at ordinary users. Instead, large companies need professional equipment, such as Pixar or Adobe, to be the customers that Apple wants to sell Mac Pro. For them, the amount of 53,000 USD for a dedicated machine for processing graphics, images, videos is very normal.

Mac Pro and other Windows workstations

Workstation computers are always very expensive. Mac Pro is no exception, and other Windows workstations may be priced similarly.

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This HP workstation is configured with an 8-core Intel Xeon 6234 processor, 32GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and 8GB AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 8GB. This configuration is equivalent to the Mac Pro with 8-core Xeon W chip, 32GB of RAM and 8GB of Radeon Pro 580X 8GB.

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Lenovo’s workstation is a bit better, with Intel Xeon Silver 4110 8-core chip, 32GB RAM, 8GB NVIDIA Quadra P4000 VGA, Thunderbolt 3 port and price is only $ 4,964. Even so, the workstation still lacks USB-C port, 10Gb Ethernet port.

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Dell’s workstation is equipped with Intel Xeon Gold 6234 octa-core chip, 48GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro P4000 8GB VGA, 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports and the price is $ 5,851 (actual price is $ 8,373).

Mac Pro the most advanced version for $ 53,000, which is mainly the cost of upgrading RAM and SSD of Apple. If we remove RAM and SSD and replace with third-party components at a lower price, we will have a workstation costing about $ 23,000. That’s the same price as HP’s workstation ($ 22,150).

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While the HP workstation configuration has only one AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 16GB VGA. And Mac Pro is equipped with 2 Radeon Pro Vega II Duo 2x32GB, obviously superior to the same price.

So in fact, the $ 52,000 Mac Pro is still much cheaper than other Windows workstations.

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Source : Genk