Originally Posted by ThrashZone
Clone will be 80% less than that and sold in China so karma will rule all.
6k for a laptop what a joke.
No it won't. And there is no 6K laptop. That is a desktop. No idea what you are smoking, but seems like a bad batch.
Originally Posted by jamesch
Apple doesn't pay MSRP to it's vendors, neither does any OEM with volume pricing.
But you are not OEM nor apple.
So you as the end consumer, either buy a computer from OEM or apple (which most companies do, and they pay less as they buy several and get a discount), or pay more for individual parts.
Considering you can't compare yourself as OEM to apple, you have to compare yourself as an end consumer to apple, in which case, buying a mac pro from apple, will cost you less than the individual parts (for now).