Would you rather buy a car with $15,000 or this Mac Pro? [Image]


So which would you get — a car or a Mac Pro? (Don’t forget about sales tax, which isn’t included in the above price.)

Granted, the above is a bit unrealistic; I went through and selected the highest ticket item in every category Apple offered me during customization which, as you can see, include more than just a Mac Pro. A more realistic buy would probably be significantly less than the price shown in the image above. But the question is still valid even if you exclude everything except the Mac Pro which costs $12,584.97 on its own (with everything maxed); do you prefer a car or a Mac Pro?

For what it is worth, I did the same for Dell and came out at around $7,000 (tower, keyboard, mouse only) and $10,000 (everything, including monitor). Which isn’t that much better.

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  • mukhi

    LOL, i have done similar calculations before, and it clearly tells you that macs are overpriced. in fact, right now, the only mac that is not overpriced is imac lowest end model, IMO. for what it is worth, imac is a great choice if you want a nice machine overall (cough cough…unless you want to swap the drive yourself because you can’t, RAM is user upgradable only).

  • naveed

    Why not get the 30″ monitor instead?

  • JT

    WOW! That would be one heck of a machine to have, but even if I had the money, I still don’t think I could stomach paying that much for a computer.