Apple Mac Pro £1439.96 @ Costco
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Apple Mac Pro £1439.96 @ Costco

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Found 11th Oct 2015
These are still selling for £2500 from Apple. Yes it is the base model but with more than £1000 off is a bargain.

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Saying where from always helps Looks like Costco and is that the price Inc VAT or without?
Edited by: "wozwebs" 11th Oct 2015

Original Poster

Should have mentioned this was from Costco (Sheffield)

Original Poster

Price does include VAT - £1199 without VAT

What model is it?

If someone said to me "base model and £2500" in the same sentence I'd likely punch them in the face!

Even at this discount it's a ludicrous price tag! Liquid nitrogen cold from me!

Editor

qwerta369

What model is it?



I think, from what I can take from the image, its:

Mac Pro

Quad-Core and Dual GPU
3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor
12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory
Dual AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each
256GB PCIe-based flash storage1

http://static.hotukdeals.com/images/threads/high-res/2298890_1.jpg

Before the Apple haters down-vote this to oblivion, please link to a similar priced over-the-counter PC unit that is capable of editing 4:4:4 colour space full resolution 5K footage, because I can't build one for this price.

OrribleHarry

If someone said to me "base model and £2500" in the same sentence I'd … If someone said to me "base model and £2500" in the same sentence I'd likely punch them in the face! Even at this discount it's a ludicrous price tag! Liquid nitrogen cold from me!



You obvously don't get it, these aren't your typical consumer computers and are aimed at more intense processes like 3D Rendering and Video editing on a professional scale and not for iPhoto, Facebook and playing with yourself whilst on here....although it does that....but faster....price isn't really an issue if you use one of these for work as it will last years and pay you back way before it's dead.

Someone I know is a Professional Illustrator and only uses Macs and EVERYONE she knows in the industry uses Macs.....there is a reason, but if you don't know what it is, nothing will convince you otherwise.

hot. yes this is a bargain if you want a Mac Pro.

This is an incredible deal for this workstation! I would nearly go as far to say this is not a consumer product but an enterprise workstation for production use

An amazing price, haters are gonna hate no matter...

Original Poster

They didn't have the box so all the specs I could see are the ones on the label. Shame about the Mac haters here giving this cold.

Great price, have some heat. I used to have the older model at work but changed to a 27" iMac last upgrade

is that the new trash can design one?

I fail to see the positive correlation between an "Apple" and a "bargain".

The iMacs are too powerful now. Hard to justify a Mac Pro unless you're really doing some intense video work. Heat though, nice price.

This is fantastic for photo/video editing work when combined with a large 4k screen like the Philips 40in one

Heat given!!

samrudd999

This is an incredible deal for this workstation! I would nearly go as far … This is an incredible deal for this workstation! I would nearly go as far to say this is not a consumer product but an enterprise workstation for production use



Most professionals wouldn't consider the Mac Pro a workstation. If something goes wrong, you go through normal Apple technical support which will mean they take your PC away for repair. If you own a workstation from HP or Dell, they'll organise a next-day repair/replacement service. That's why you pay more for them.

Vanderlust

The iMacs are too powerful now. Hard to justify a Mac Pro unless you're … The iMacs are too powerful now. Hard to justify a Mac Pro unless you're really doing some intense video work. Heat though, nice price.


tbh I disagree with that; it does depend on what you want it to do though. There needs to be some kind of middle man between iMac and Mac Pro for people like me to want to adopt them...

m5rcc

I fail to see the positive correlation between an "Apple" and a "bargain".



Because when you run a business and use these, like I do, saving £1,000 on a tool that puts food on your table, makes it a bargain. Ferarri's are more expensive than Hyundai. They both drive places. Go figure.

So they have overcharged you £1000 to start with?

BuzzDuraband

I think, from what I can take from the image, its:Mac ProQuad-Core and … I think, from what I can take from the image, its:Mac ProQuad-Core and Dual GPU3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memoryDual AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each256GB PCIe-based flash storage1



That is an unreal price for a superb machine... Would I buy one, no, only because I would not use all of the capacity of the machine...

Voted hot, this should go scorching. Apple Price is here

You will not find cheaper and certainly no where near this price point!

Edited by: "Jonsmyname" 11th Oct 2015

wonkypops

Before the Apple haters down-vote this to oblivion, please link to a … Before the Apple haters down-vote this to oblivion, please link to a similar priced over-the-counter PC unit that is capable of editing 4:4:4 colour space full resolution 5K footage, because I can't build one for this price.



I for one would also be interested in seeing this but for a different reason, I suspect it can easily be done but for the same price how much more exactly would you get? (not that it makes any difference b.t.w., it would have to run the Apple software as efficiently which it probably wouldn't do)

Edited by: "Shard" 11th Oct 2015

Likely2

You obvously don't get it, these aren't your typical consumer computers … You obvously don't get it, these aren't your typical consumer computers and are aimed at more intense processes like 3D Rendering and Video editing on a professional scale and not for iPhoto, Facebook and playing with yourself whilst on here....although it does that....but faster....price isn't really an issue if you use one of these for work as it will last years and pay you back way before it's dead.Someone I know is a Professional Illustrator and only uses Macs and EVERYONE she knows in the industry uses Macs.....there is a reason, but if you don't know what it is, nothing will convince you otherwise.



How many Professional Illustrators reading this deal?

For me it's Alienware everytime; but I'm a gamer with a little bit of CAD thrown in.

is this nationwide?

Ashj

How many Professional Illustrators reading this deal?For me it's … How many Professional Illustrators reading this deal?For me it's Alienware everytime; but I'm a gamer with a little bit of CAD thrown in.


More than you'd think, tbh.

The equivalent Dell would be something like dell.com/uk/…/pd

By the time you upgrade the CPU, add the extra RAM, add the PCIe ssd, and include two graphics cards (FirePro W7000's being the closest to the custom AMD D300's in the Apple) to get you in approximately the ballpark as this Apple in terms of specifications, Dell want £3000+VAT (£3600) and the machine will be several times larger!

So, absolute bargin.

OrribleHarry

If someone said to me "base model and £2500" in the same sentence I'd … If someone said to me "base model and £2500" in the same sentence I'd likely punch them in the face! Even at this discount it's a ludicrous price tag! Liquid nitrogen cold from me!



What if Ferrari. What do then.

gt4game

What if Ferrari. What do then.



​I have to agree with this.
If anyone could come up with a valid argument against this question/statement, I would love to hear it. oO

Voted hot BTW, awesome deal. Spent this much on an iMac last year.

wonkypops

Before the Apple haters down-vote this to oblivion, please link to a … Before the Apple haters down-vote this to oblivion, please link to a similar priced over-the-counter PC unit that is capable of editing 4:4:4 colour space full resolution 5K footage, because I can't build one for this price.



Why can't you build one for this price?

Cpu is $360 on Amazon US, so say £300.
Graphics cards are uniquely Apple, but a couple of Radeon 7900s would be a shade over £300.
A PC motherboard say £150
12 gig Ram say £100
Ssd say £50
Case, Windows, keyboard, PSU, etc, say £200.

So, going the PC route, this would cost say £1000 to build. Yet, as an apple, this is a bargain at £1400?

Oops, can't add. Make that £1100.

GDB2222

Why can't you build one for this price?Cpu is $360 on Amazon US, so say … Why can't you build one for this price?Cpu is $360 on Amazon US, so say £300.Graphics cards are uniquely Apple, but a couple of Radeon 7900s would be a shade over £300.A PC motherboard say £15012 gig Ram say £100Ssd say £50Case, Windows, keyboard, PSU, etc, say £200.So, going the PC route, this would cost say £1000 to build. Yet, as an apple, this is a bargain at £1400?



OS?

GDB2222

Why can't you build one for this price?Cpu is $360 on Amazon US, so say … Why can't you build one for this price?Cpu is $360 on Amazon US, so say £300.Graphics cards are uniquely Apple, but a couple of Radeon 7900s would be a shade over £300.A PC motherboard say £15012 gig Ram say £100Ssd say £50Case, Windows, keyboard, PSU, etc, say £200.So, going the PC route, this would cost say £1000 to build. Yet, as an apple, this is a bargain at £1400?


Maths is wrong, logic is wrong.
This is an incredible purchase — no doubt about it.

Shame it's not online

If you are in the creative sector where Macs are standard and need one, then this is a cracking deal. Hot.

Would a pair of R290Xs not be as powerful as those Fire cards? I remember seeing Apples using normal PC cards a few years back (2900s perhaps) with different bioses on the same hardware for about twice the price (_;)

I vehemently believe that all Apple products produced in the past decade are grossly overpriced and not a single one of them has been the best option on the market, especially with the way they are locked down and lacking in features...with the exception of the Mac Pro.

At the time the Mac Pro was released, I was unable to build a computer to meet the same specifications for even double the price, plus the case would have to be a juggernaut: incomparable to this machine which is basically the size of two toilet rolls: size being a major factor for video professionals on various remote sets.

Please don't blindly talk this computer down, because it's probably the last truly competitive product we'll see Apple produce in our lifetimes.

http://i.imgur.com/D0fwTQ9.jpg

Edited by: "cjsanandreas" 11th Oct 2015

You can connect stuff http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/04/daisy-chain-challenge-100262576-orig.jpg

macworld.com/art…tml
Edited by: "Tenex" 11th Oct 2015

Premium product for people doing serious work. One job would pay for this in my industry. Great price!
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