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must be like how getting a SSD in a Mac used to be like a $500-800 upgrade.....must've been one golden ssd compared to our pathetic pc counterparts rolleyes.gif

"used to be" being the key phrase there. This was back when 512 GB SSDs (the ones Apple were selling for $800) were $700 at the time. I just had a look and a 512 GB SSD from Apple (which I am pretty sure is a Samsung 830 or 840) is $600 which on Newegg they are $520.

You also need to include the cost of installing it and making sure it works, and they need to make profit as well, Apple is a corporation not a charity.
    
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"used to be" being the key phrase there. This was back when 512 GB SSDs (the ones Apple were selling for $800) were $700 at the time. I just had a look and a 512 GB SSD from Apple (which I am pretty sure is a Samsung 830 or 840) is $600 which on Newegg they are $520.

You also need to include the cost of installing it and making sure it works, and they need to make profit as well, Apple is a corporation not a charity.

is there an extra cost of installing a ssd and "testing" it compared to installing a standard drive and "testing" it? is it a 500 dollar premium?




Just looked this up right now

you said it's 600 bucks, when it's actually 600 bucks more expensive than buying their 1terabyte option mechanical drive, which is $150 bucks lol

not to mention Apple's 2012 "update" for it's Mac Pro line still limits is SSD to SATA 3Gb/s

Just FYI*
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is there an extra cost of installing a ssd and "testing" it compared to installing a standard drive and "testing" it? is it a 500 dollar premium?




Just looked this up right now

you said it's 600 bucks, when it's actually 600 bucks more expensive than buying their 1terabyte option mechanical drive, which is $150 bucks lol

not to mention Apple's 2012 "update" for it's Mac Pro line still limits is SSD to SATA 3Gb/s

Just FYI*



And that SSD from newegg, you might want to look at it before you upload a screenshot. That's a 256 GB SSD. Here is the 512 GB model



And like I said, Apple is a corporation not a charity. They need to make a profit. They aren't the only ones charging extra for parts rolleyes.gif
    
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And that SSD from newegg, you might want to look at it before you upload a screenshot. That's a 256 GB SSD. Here is the 512 GB model

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And like I said, Apple is a corporation not a charity. They need to make a profit. They aren't the only ones charging extra for parts rolleyes.gif

oops, my bad. honest mistake
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The real reason for the price difference is actually because it's for Mac... but not for a 'greed' reason. There is a nominal tooling and development cost (for Sapphire) in it's "Apple Compatible" version. Although the card represents a decent upgrade for some Mac Pro users... it's definitely not going to be a "must have" upgrade for the majority of them. When you couple that with the relatively small numbers of Pros that are sold by Apple (at least in comparison to iMacs and MacBooks) - it's perfectly understandable that the margins must be higher for the manufacturer.

Because if you sell 100K 7950's for PCs at $25.00 profit - you make $2.5M and stay in business - if you sell the Mac version for the same price and (quite likely) sell only 10K of them... you didn't really do much more than pay the salaries of the 2 engineers that made the changes to the line and firmware. It's just a question of market - not deliberate gouging on Apple's part.

I hate much of the predatory legal wrangling that Apple's been involved in over the years, exactly for the same reasons I despise that about Microsoft... but as far as paying more for similar hardware - it's just an ignorant conclusion to make if you've ever had a business involved in direct sales and support. That free 'genius bar' doesn't pay for itself with wishes and smiles - of course, I think you get what you pay for with it - but that's another matter entirely. They are a corporation who answers to their shareholders after all... and although I'm currently sitting out for awhile, when I was one it paid for some very nice stuff. biggrin.gif
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not really annoyed by Bieber himself but I am really annoyed by his crazy fans.
to be honest he is more successful than most of us will ever be
Yeah they annoy me too, but I still dislike Bieber. And all the other pop princesses wink.gif

True, but not because of talent. He just got picked up and marketed.

>>>>>

I wonder if we'll see an NVIDIA GTX 670 for Mac too?
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Yeah they annoy me too, but I still dislike Bieber. And all the other pop princesses wink.gif

True, but not because of talent. He just got picked up and marketed.

>>>>>

I wonder if we'll see an NVIDIA GTX 670 for Mac too?

yeah I wonder If I'll ever get picked up for being able to build computers and make a million bucks while I'm sleeping...

but I guess that's will never happen.
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yeah I wonder If I'll ever get picked up for being able to build computers and make a million bucks while I'm sleeping...

but I guess that's will never happen.
Unfortunately girls don't get all... like that... over computer builders. Just 16-24 year old poppy dude's singing about love in an octave too high.
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Talk about a ripoff. Somehow i'm not surprised though.
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Unfortunately girls don't get all... like that... over computer builders. Just 16-24 year old poppy dude's singing about love in an octave too high.

haha that made my day, well said, Shame that a lot of people don't appreciate the more sophisticated things in life.
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