This is a full grand less than the new Mac Pro which base $5999 configuration has a 3.5GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W, 32GB of 2666MHz RAM, AMD Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5, 256GB SSD, and Mouse and Keyboard. We could not help but notice that the machine is spec-ed in storage, weaker GPU, and does not include a display and still $1000 more.
I set out to create a similarly speced computer on Amazon. We created a machine that costs just under $4000 without a CPU cooler. It has a Intel Xeon W-2145, 32GB 2666MHz ECC RAM, Vega 64, 256GB SSD, and a 1500W PSU. We included in the price the Apple Keyboard and Mouse as well as Thunderbolt 3 ports.
So what makes this machine so special that it could justify that price increase? Part of it can be pointed at the motherboard and MPX engineering a lot of work went into designing a motherboard with 8 PCIe slots and a MPX standard to deliver power and Thunderbolt passthrough. Despite that amazing engineering just looking at the paper specifications I cannot justify the price, maybe that will change if I get my hands on the Mac Pro later this year.
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