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IMHO it is a wash. The processor is about the same speed, memory is faster, and the graphics card is slower. Why don't you bump it up to the ATI card?
You forgot hard drives, CD drives, case, power supply, and assembly. Does your graphics card support displayPort? If apple is an early adopter of displayPort (I don't know if they are or not), then those cards will cost more.
This whole "Dell is cheaper, here is an example with crappier parts and a cheaper processor, see I told you so" thing will never end.
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=95922 post 24 -- oops, sorry, different guy - my bad.
My whole argument is that your argument is crap. Show your math, demonstrate that your margin argument has merit. In order to do that you have to have a parts cost breakdown.
From the other thread, he thinks that margins are near 100%, his math is suspect.
Because they lost the Empire? I don't know why Brits are constantly bitching - they have grown their standard of living faster than the US ever since Thatcher kicked their ass in gear - it was two thirds of the US standard of living then, and it is higher than the US now. Maybe it is all the low speed limits, congestion charges, and bad food. I've never been, everything I know about the UK comes from Top Gear.
I don't think that unwritten rule works well, inside or outside of apple. Look at the standard config on the Dell T7400. It has this processor: Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5405 (2.00GHz,2X6M L2,1333) [Included in Price] and costs $2206. That processor costs $230 from newEgg, and the x1000 price is probably half that, which gives you a 20x multiple at Dell. I think that both of you guys, plus all the Brits, will be wiping egg of your faces in a month when Dell...
Show your math
The Precision T3400 is a Core2Duo machine. Why do you care that it is less expensive than a Xeon machine? If Apple made a machine like the T3400, it would also be cheaper than the Mac Pro.
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