Originally Posted by wizard69
Sadly I have to agree with the above. I'm really hoping Apple has learned it lesson here with respect to the high prices it charges for the various Mac products. It has become a bit of a joke lately, you often pay twice as much for half the performance with its desktop machines.
I call BS. Show me the same form factor machine with twice the performance at half the price for any of Apple's line up aside from the aged Mac Pro about to get replaced.
An Intel NUC is not half the price with double the performance of a Mini.
No windows AIO is half the price with double the performance of the iMac. Not the Dell, Asus, Samsung, HP, Toshiba, etc.
Man, you've been whining for years about a xMac. Finally you get a the new Mac Pro on the way and you're bitching about the price of Apple products. Get a clue, it won't be nearly as cheap as you want it to be. Not even close.
The lesson that Apple has learned about pricing is that if you price like Dell and HP you'll have volume and no profits.
The biggest joke are the folks that have been complaining about Apple for years and years and yet stick around here anyway. What's worse is that when Apple finally moves closer to their holy grail device they bitch about how it's going to be too expensive and OMG they bought a PowerMac G4 MDD in 2003 for $1299 and Apple is so overpriced now (never mind that in 2013 dollars it's $2100). Blah, blah, blah.
Jimminy Cricket. Some folks will never ever be satisfied.