Originally Posted by marvfox
Lenovo beats the hell out of HP that is for sure and it is economical also.Personally speaking I think Apple is way overpriced for what you are getting.
Based on what models/configurations?
Please list the entire configuration for each model you are trying to compare, I'm sure there is an explanation as to why it's priced the way it is.
With the MacPro, you aren't getting some inexpensive HDD as standard, you are getting high speed SSD (1250MBps). In addition, you are getting 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports (also used to connect monitors). I'm sure with the HP and Lenovo, you aren't getting any. HP and Lenovo, as far as I know, don't have the high speed SSD, so you would have to buy a 3rd party product which obviously wouldn't be covered under the HP/Lenovo warranty/support contract, and there aren't any Thunderbolt 2 ports for XEON based mother board, which probably won't happen until sometime next year.
PCs are cheaper because they are giving you less of something that you can't easily rectify without spending more money. Obviously, you didn't factor that in.
Lenovno and HP are probably fairly equal with their workstations, both aren't doing anything that different from one another. Both are making tall space heaters that also work as a computer.
We don't know how much the 12 core Apple MacPro is at this time, HP has one listed for $9,995, but it doesn't come with any GPU (that's extra), it lists 240GB of SSD, but it doesn't mention the speed rating and it doesn't come with Thunderbolt 2 ports, they give you 2 older Firewire 400 1394a and 5 USB 2 ports instead with no HDMI port.
Edited by drblank - 11/18/13 at 5:32am