- Mar 28, 2012
I played with the specs and got to around $7100I saw something on the interwbnet today that said if you got the absolute top of the line with everything available it would set you back around 50k(aus I think) or a bit more. and the base model(which will be good to use as a stable table is about 6k
However, I"m held up from buying due to the lack of the Radeon Pro W5700X with 16GB of GDDR6 memory as an option.
They say it is coming soon....not sure what the hold up was, they've touted this as a choice from the beginning.
I was counting on this option being powerful enough for me to start with and likely about $1K above the base GPU offering.
I was prepared to pull the trigger on about an $8K MP.....and was hoping to buy before end of year so as to write it all off on taxes.
I'll keep looking to see if they put that up as a choice before Dec 31st.
Going with that next higher video card pushes my configuration to just over $9K which is more than I had planned to spend initially.
I did notice that they have a special till end of the year that if you use the Apple Card you get 6% off, which would cut the expense with the higher graphics card to about $8550.
I might can go for that.
I discovered about $400 cash back on a card the other day, that I used to offset my new film camera purchase recently, I need to dig around and see how much cash back is sitting on my Apple card and other CC's...that might help justify going a little higher than planned.
But overall, my guess on price was about right.
And my old Macbook Pro is really needing replacement, I just bog it down WAY too often lately with video and images I'm working on.
I'm looking to go for:
12 core CPU
One of the Graphics cards
1 TB SSD storage
And although I already have FCPX, I'm going to get the extra $199 bundle for education so I can get a copy of Logic Pro X, and the other tools to play with too.