Geoffrey A. Fowler on the differences between a tricked out iMac and Apple’s new Mac Pro.
Yet after testing the Mac Pro alongside one of the best iMacs you can buy, both on loan from Apple, I learned a valuable lesson: You don’t need a Lamborghini when you can buy a Lexus for half the price.
Why buy a Lexus when you can buy a Hyundai Elantra for half the price? Why buy a Hyundai when you can buy a Nissan Versa for half the price? Why buy a car at all when walking is so much less expensive? Why buy a Rolex when a Timex is nearly free by comparison?
Buy an iMac now. It is the Lexus of desktop computers, but trust me, it will handle whatever you throw at it. In two to three years, upgrade to a new one, when the technology has moved along. The price of two computers over five years will still be less than what you’d spend on one 8-core Mac Pro.
I still want one.