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2012-12-05 01:31:38 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Honest Bender: [maxcdn.fooyoh.com image 540x271]

Apple TV is $99, and it's actually not a bad deal.
I've never rented a movie through the thing, but it's nice for streaming Netflix, plus some other free content.


I also use mine to stream movies and such from my video library on my file server to my TV. I've never rented a movie from iTunes.
 
2012-12-05 01:33:17 PM

Saiga410: Mad_Radhu: Hey now, I had one of these from Brother that got me through high school in 1989-93:

I actually learned how to type on that model sometime around 1990, iirc. I dont remember it being able to keep multiple lines in mememory... I could have swarn it would only hold one line, so you would type up to the end of a line, you made sure there were no glaring errors and then proceeded to the dump at the end of the line and the typewriter would just bang away.


If you got the upgrade (memory cartridge or something, if I recall correctly) it would do like a page at a time or something. I had the one that was like yours, but my friend had one that would do the whole page.
 
2012-12-05 01:34:53 PM

Mad_Radhu: Maybe it was better if you lived near a Fry's, but I don't remember seeing any PCs in my neck of the woods that were even vaguely affordable back then, especially once you added on a printer that was good enough quality to replace a typewriter.


In 1989 I picked up a used Kaypro daisywheel printer for $50.00. That slow, loud, shambling SOB got my wife through college. (It was so loud we couldn't start print jobs after 9:30 PM in our apartment building.)
 
2012-12-05 01:39:11 PM

DubyaHater: You guys ever get tired of ragging on Apple around here? Or is the hate towards Apple products a Pavlovian response at this point?
/yeah yeah, Welcome to Fark


I don't hate their products.

I hate their unethical business practices, their inexorably greedy and paranoiac ex-CEO, their modular upgrade concepts designed for the sole purpose of screwing the consumer, their Russian Communist DRM and their blatant and repetitive patent trolling.

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this regard...
 
2012-12-05 01:39:28 PM

Mad_Radhu: Hey now, I had one of these from Brother that got me through high school in 1989-93:


We're the same age. I used a Brother very similar to the one you posted to get through college, too. Yeah, we had a computer lab but it was always a pain in the ass, and with all the chatter you couldn't hear yourself think while trying to write a term paper. Since PCs in those days were the price of a decent used car, I just went the word processor route.

Got along just fine. Even had a floppy drive for the times I did use the computer lab. I wish I had held onto it just as a reminder of how far we've come, but like most things in life it got ditched in a move. It would probably still work.

The amusing thing is that I'm typing this on an i7/8GB RAM/64GBSSD + 640GB storage HDD laptop. Not to mention high-speed internet and the research material it provides. Man, if I had these things in college I could have spent waaaaaay more time drinking. Kids are criminally unaware of how relatively easy they have it. Hell, I had to stand in interminably long lines just to sign up for a class. Now it's done in a click.

Dicks. :)
 
2012-12-05 01:41:05 PM

Jedekai: DubyaHater: You guys ever get tired of ragging on Apple around here? Or is the hate towards Apple products a Pavlovian response at this point?
/yeah yeah, Welcome to Fark

I don't hate their products.

I hate their unethical business practices, their inexorably greedy and paranoiac ex-CEO, their modular upgrade concepts designed for the sole purpose of screwing the consumer, their Russian Communist DRM and their blatant and repetitive patent trolling.

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this regard...


Some people hate that you single out only them when they are not alone in this at all.

/"yes but they're the WORST at it and furthermore..." no, no.
 
2012-12-05 01:42:31 PM

Saiga410: Treygreen13: wildcardjack: PCJr?

[toastytech.com image 765x533]

I have a great "The one that got away" story about the OQO. I found a tech website that had mispriced the OQO for $189.90, a simple matter of a typo in a spreadsheet somewhere. But I guess they had a flood of orders that weekend and a human intercepted all the orders and erased them from the system.

Bananamanager?

It did come with 256k of Bananarama


Gene Simmons didn't have a computer...
 
2012-12-05 01:44:38 PM

Gig103: And of the three that are on the list, they didn't mention the iPad Mini? It has the RAM, processor, and screen resolution of something two generations old, but manages to cost 1.65x the amount of a better Android tablet.


/Only hating on the iPad Mini, no issues with the full sized iPad


i'd agree as an ipad 4 user, but i get the feeling gizmodo's list is about overpriced AND unsuccessful, by all accounts the ipad mini is overpriced but people are buying it anyways, so therefore i guess it isn't overpriced?
 
2012-12-05 01:52:32 PM

AdamK: by all accounts the ipad mini is overpriced but people are buying it anyways, so therefore i guess it isn't overpriced?


"Overpriced" is invariably in the eyes of the buyer. IMO, It's overpriced, so I haven't bought one. Many others apparently disagree as they plunk down cash.

Apple is great at pricing things right at the pain point- where people think it's a lot of money for a widget like that, but not so much that it drives them away.
 
2012-12-05 01:54:34 PM

Jedekai: DubyaHater: You guys ever get tired of ragging on Apple around here? Or is the hate towards Apple products a Pavlovian response at this point?
/yeah yeah, Welcome to Fark

I don't hate their products.

I hate their unethical business practices, their inexorably greedy and paranoiac ex-CEO, their modular upgrade concepts designed for the sole purpose of screwing the consumer, their Russian Communist DRM and their blatant and repetitive patent trolling.

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this regard...


You just described a whole lot of companies there.

I hate their unethical business practices
Check out other tech companies (I'm looking at you Samsung) when it comes to unethical working conditions.

their inexorably greedy and paranoiac ex-CEO
You just covered about all CEOs. They did not get into that position by being nice people.

their modular upgrade concepts designed for the sole purpose of screwing the consumer
No one forced people that purchased non-upgradable equipment into buying the stuff.
If you're talking about the 'walled garden' approach to marketing; well Windows RT, Amazon, B&N, and to a certain extent, Google, are all moving to this type of environment.

their Russian Communist DRM
This DRM is not Apple's doing. Look to the media content providers for forcing that issue.

their blatant and repetitive patent trolling
Partially correct on this one. All companies do this, Apple is perfecting it. Yes, it does piss me off also.
 
2012-12-05 01:56:33 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: their inexorably greedy and paranoiac ex-CEO
You just covered about all CEOs. They did not get into that position by being nice people.


Well, not all CEOs...
 
2012-12-05 02:02:30 PM
Is it wrong that I kind of want one of those OQO Model 01's now?

i.imgur.com

I'm living in the future, baby! Oh, and there are two on EBay. Hmm...

Mind, I still kind of want a Newton, also. Looks like there're a few of those on EBay, too.
The holidays are going to be expensive this year if I'm not careful...
 
2012-12-05 02:02:36 PM

Carth: I think anyone with a bit of technical know how is better off with a Pi box than a XBOX/PS3. Can play any 1080p file you throw at it for under $70 and you can add a few TB of HD space and keep it under $150.


Yeah, if you know your way around a Linux distro you are golden with the Pi, or even a small AMD E-350 based book-sized mini-PC is going to work great. However, for the 99% of people out there that just want to fire up Amazon Instant Video and watch a movie or TV show, the gaming consoles give you a great experience. Xbox has tons of streaming services, like HBO Go and on-demand from several cable companies, while PS3 gives you Blu-Ray support.
 
2012-12-05 02:09:15 PM

Antimatter: realmolo: Elzar: List is useless without the Neo Geo... $250 per game - oh yeah!

The Neo Geo wasn't overpriced, really. It was expensive because it was VERY advanced technology. For 1990, anyway.

And the games were $250 each because they had ENORMOUS amounts of storage. Again, for the time.

Remember, the Neo Geo gave you 100% arcade quality.

The 3DO, on the other hand....yeah. They blew it with that thing.

A poor excuse though. $250 a game for arcade boards just wasn't realistic to ask of your average consumer, who could get games that were close to being as good for $70 on a snes or genesis.

It basically killed any chance for any mainstream neo-geo adoption. But your right, at least it was for a reason.


You're factually incorrect. The Neo-geo wasn't intended for the mainstream at all. It was arcade systems intended for, well, arcades, hotels and the like.

Apparently the mainstream /was/ interested in paying $250 for the games, which was why is /lasted/ /longer/ than the SNES and Genesis.

That's a historical fact, so there's really no debating it.
 
2012-12-05 02:09:25 PM
Sees the Sony VAIO P, the Apple Newton and the Mac G4 Cube, leaves satisfied.
 
2012-12-05 02:10:20 PM

akula: AdamK: by all accounts the ipad mini is overpriced but people are buying it anyways, so therefore i guess it isn't overpriced?

"Overpriced" is invariably in the eyes of the buyer. IMO, It's overpriced, so I haven't bought one. Many others apparently disagree as they plunk down cash.

Apple is great at pricing things right at the pain point- where people think it's a lot of money for a widget like that, but not so much that it drives them away.


they're the best at first impressions and getting people into stores to try out their devices (which leads to more buying in general regardless of what product is being sold), i'd bet money that most ipad mini's get bought after people first experience with an ipad mini is feeling the weight and ergonomic size

if all they did was slap a spec-sheet on an amazon product page it'd probably take a lot longer to impress people
 
2012-12-05 02:17:53 PM

Jedekai: DubyaHater: You guys ever get tired of ragging on Apple around here? Or is the hate towards Apple products a Pavlovian response at this point?
/yeah yeah, Welcome to Fark

I don't hate their products.

I hate their unethical business practices, their inexorably greedy and paranoiac ex-CEO, their modular upgrade concepts designed for the sole purpose of screwing the consumer, their Russian Communist DRM and their blatant and repetitive patent trolling.

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this regard...


At some point people the tech media in the States will run with some features about the past (and present) business practices of Samsung and then the socially conscious Fark consumer will have to start buying... Microsoft?
 
2012-12-05 02:22:16 PM
Funny that people still think Apple's products are overpriced. Guess it's easier to use 20 year old stereotypes than to compare prices.
 
2012-12-05 02:26:31 PM
they forgot a month of fark----5$
make you holler
 
2012-12-05 02:26:57 PM
Anyone who paid $5 for a TF account has not business complaining about "overpriced junk".

/oblig
 
2012-12-05 02:27:53 PM

spawn73: You're factually incorrect. The Neo-geo wasn't intended for the mainstream at all. It was arcade systems intended for, well, arcades, hotels and the like.


They're talking about the home console, tard. There are two different versions.
 
2012-12-05 02:29:56 PM

AdamK: if all they did was slap a spec-sheet on an amazon product page it'd probably take a lot longer to impress people


True. Their devices do have a certain amount of user satisfaction in the way they feel and work. The spec sheets might not be that impressive (especially for the price), but people don't buy spec sheets. They buy devices.
 
2012-12-05 02:30:07 PM
I have two Apple TV's. I think the price was fair, and I get much enjoyment out of them.

Tell me what a loser I am.
 
2012-12-05 02:32:03 PM

Mad_Radhu:
[The Holy Jesus pricesheet]


And, you have to understand how much money even those $700 low-end 286/mono PCs were when you adjust for inflation. Okay... ~$1200, so in line with the lowest-end iMac today. But, there wasn't nearly as much 'far, far cheaper', like there is today.

This is why in 1991 my poor-but-geeky dad was still banging out tons of stuff on a TI-99, which TI killed off in 1984. Honestly, using it every day until 1994 or so. Because he picked up a complete TI-99 system for about $100 in 1985 (because it was a dead platform) and could never afford to get on the PC upgrade ladder.
 
2012-12-05 02:33:41 PM

Mad_Radhu: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Honest Bender: [maxcdn.fooyoh.com image 540x271]

Apple TV is $99, and it's actually not a bad deal.
I've never rented a movie through the thing, but it's nice for streaming Netflix, plus some other free content.

It's pretty good if you are invested in the entire Mac ecosystem, and have devices where you can take advantage of Airplay and Airplay mirroring. For anyone else looking for a set top box for streaming media, you are probably better off with either a cheaper Roku or going full out and buying an Xbox 360 or PS3, which can not only handle media streaming but can also handle gaming and even Blu-Rays in the case of then PS3. htpc


FTFY

The consoles are still shiat media centers when compared to a PC. Media Browser and XBMC are both waaaay better than either of them. My 360 is awesome for games, and that is about it. My PS3 is awesome for collecting dust now that I rip and stream everything.
 
2012-12-05 02:35:27 PM
Not really a gadget, but it should be on the list.

Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable New:from $9,999.00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000I1X6PM/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=U T F8&condition=new
 
2012-12-05 02:36:21 PM
At its $499 base price, Microsoft's first tablet costs the same as the fourth-generation iPad, the well-established leader in the tablet market. The attractive Surface has a worse screen than the iPad, it lasts 5 hours less on a charge and, at launch time, had only a handful of decent apps for its nascent Windows RT operating system.

However, you may want the Surface because of its heavily-advertised Touch Cover keyboard, a must-have accessory that will set you back an extra $119, even though it costs Microsoft only $16 to manufacture. That's $619 for a new, unproven tablet which trails the $499 market leader in most ways.


I'm surprised the author was able to take Apple's dick out of their mouth long enough to write all of that. Of course they don't include any recent Apple products, isn't Gizmodo just a paid Apple shill at this point?

/and why the fark do we still link to gawker sites to begin with?
 
2012-12-05 02:39:19 PM

StrangeQ: At its $499 base price, Microsoft's first tablet costs the same as the fourth-generation iPad, the well-established leader in the tablet market. The attractive Surface has a worse screen than the iPad, it lasts 5 hours less on a charge and, at launch time, had only a handful of decent apps for its nascent Windows RT operating system.

However, you may want the Surface because of its heavily-advertised Touch Cover keyboard, a must-have accessory that will set you back an extra $119, even though it costs Microsoft only $16 to manufacture. That's $619 for a new, unproven tablet which trails the $499 market leader in most ways.

I'm surprised the author was able to take Apple's dick out of their mouth long enough to write all of that. Of course they don't include any recent Apple products, isn't Gizmodo just a paid Apple shill at this point?

/and why the fark do we still link to gawker sites to begin with?


And what part of his quoted text do you find inaccurate?
 
2012-12-05 02:40:19 PM

Teufelaffe: surface


For that price you get a good keyboard, USB (not available on iPad), MicroSD cardslot (again, not available on iPad),MS Office (worth $100 alone), etc.

I own both the Surface RT tablet and the new iPad (4), by the time I bought a cover for the iPad the price difference was only about $60. Prefer the surface by far (the wife uses the iPad for facebook and her games).
 
2012-12-05 02:40:28 PM

coolcashiat77: Not really a gadget, but it should be on the list.

Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable New:from $9,999.00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000I1X6PM/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=U T F8&condition=new


Linkified for you.

The Reviews are friggin' gold.

"Transmission of music data at rates faster than the speed of light seemed convenient, until I realized I was hearing the music before I actually wanted to play it. Apparently Denon forgot how accustomed most of us are to unidirectional time and the general laws of physics. I tried to get used to this effect but hearing songs play before I even realized I was in the mood for them just really screwed up my preconceptions of choice and free will. I'm still having a major existential hangover."
 
2012-12-05 02:41:14 PM

Gig103: And of the three that are on the list, they didn't mention the iPad Mini? It has the RAM, processor, and screen resolution of something two generations old, but manages to cost 1.65x the amount of a better Android tablet.


/Only hating on the iPad Mini, no issues with the full sized iPad


The full sized iPad has over 50% profit margin, ergo it is overpriced.

Amusing that none of the items on there mention margin at all, which is the key factor in determining if something is overpriced.
 
2012-12-05 02:44:35 PM

sure haven't: Also, I now know that Microsoft is not serious about the tablet market. Charging $119 for their cover thing when it only costs $16 to manufacture? Moronic.


It works well for other companies who are serious about their market

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-05 02:46:13 PM

Teufelaffe: According to reviews, it does have less battery life than the iPad, and a worse display, and the Windows app store is anemic compared to the competition.

So...what was incorrect?


The part where it neglected to mention that the short battery life is due to having much better (i.e. more expensive) hardware inside than the iPad. We know you guys only care about how pretty your gadgets are. The rest of us also care about their performance (which includes much more than just battery life).
 
2012-12-05 02:47:07 PM

wildcardjack: PCJr?

[toastytech.com image 765x533]

I have a great "The one that got away" story about the OQO. I found a tech website that had mispriced the OQO for $189.90, a simple matter of a typo in a spreadsheet somewhere. But I guess they had a flood of orders that weekend and a human intercepted all the orders and erased them from the system.


Avast me hearties bank of America is going belly up!
 
2012-12-05 02:48:43 PM

Mad_Radhu: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Honest Bender: [maxcdn.fooyoh.com image 540x271]

Apple TV is $99, and it's actually not a bad deal.
I've never rented a movie through the thing, but it's nice for streaming Netflix, plus some other free content.

It's pretty good if you are invested in the entire Mac ecosystem, and have devices where you can take advantage of Airplay and Airplay mirroring. For anyone else looking for a set top box for streaming media, you are probably better off with either a cheaper Roku or going full out and buying an Xbox 360 or PS3, which can not only handle media streaming but can also handle gaming and even Blu-Rays in the case of then PS3. For me personally, I prefer to spend a little more for something like the PS3, which can handle just about all of my media in one box with gaming as a bonus cherry on top.


Ok, I hear people say things like this all the time. Am I the only one who sees the requirement to pay for XBOX Live to receive the honor of using my Netflix service on my XBOX? Is there a way around that?
 
2012-12-05 02:49:32 PM

Mad_Radhu: brigid_fitch: Where are Word Processors? They were huge in the mid- late-80s. "Hey, I know--let's make a computer than only does word processing, using proprietary computer disks & proprietary ribbon cartridges for the printer! And we'll charge only a couple hundred dollars less than an actual computer!"

/Yes, ribbon cartridges. Like a typewriter

Hey now, I had one of these from Brother that got me through high school in 1989-93:

[i.ebayimg.com image 222x300] 

I think it cost about $200-300 at the time, but for my parents it was a hell of a lot cheaper than getting me a PC to use for my papers and college applications:

[neonpulse.net image 850x1090]

Maybe it was better if you lived near a Fry's, but I don't remember seeing any PCs in my neck of the woods that were even vaguely affordable back then, especially once you added on a printer that was good enough quality to replace a typewriter.

Plus, you could always get the nylon ribbon that lasted longer than the cartridges. You couldn't do any corrections, granted, but you don't need to if you type out your whole paper in advance on the 5 line LCD display. Which was a pain in retrospect, but it sure as hell beat banging it out on a manual typewriter. Sure, they weren't prefect, but in the late 80s/early 90s, a lot of families couldn't afford to spend the cost of a decent used car for a computer that would be hopelessly outdated in three years.


This. I loved my Brother Word Processor, and they were $1,000 less expensive than a PC in the late 80's - early 90's. Mine had a daisy wheel print head (like a typewriter), and when it got up to speed you could hear it on the next block.

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-12-05 02:52:55 PM

Bullseyed: Amusing that none of the items on there mention margin at all, which is the key factor in determining if something is overpriced.


Margin is not they key factor in determining whether something is overpriced. Utility and desirability are at least as large.

You could make a thousand custom cars. Dodgy ones. But, a unique engine design, hand-carved pieces, etc. These might cost $150k each to make and you price them at $160k. Decidedly low margin. They don't do anything better than, or even look better than a Honda Accord. Overpriced. And overpriced even at -90% margin.
 
2012-12-05 02:54:51 PM

umad: Teufelaffe: According to reviews, it does have less battery life than the iPad, and a worse display, and the Windows app store is anemic compared to the competition.

So...what was incorrect?

The part where it neglected to mention that the short battery life is due to having much better (i.e. more expensive) hardware inside than the iPad. We know you guys only care about how pretty your gadgets are. The rest of us also care about their performance (which includes much more than just battery life).


i50.tinypic.com

I don't see any earth shattering specs there that would account for lower battery performance.
 
2012-12-05 02:56:26 PM

umad: Teufelaffe: According to reviews, it does have less battery life than the iPad, and a worse display, and the Windows app store is anemic compared to the competition.

So...what was incorrect?

The part where it neglected to mention that the short battery life is due to having much better (i.e. more expensive) hardware inside than the iPad. We know you guys only care about how pretty your gadgets are. The rest of us also care about their performance (which includes much more than just battery life).


No...No...the iWhatever is better because Steve Jobs' ghost says it is. Anything else comparably priced and claiming better hardware is overpriced trash and farked your mom last night.
 
2012-12-05 02:56:51 PM

MrEricSir: Funny that people still think Apple's products are overpriced. Guess it's easier to use 20 year old stereotypes than to compare prices.


Cost to make an iPhone5 = $325
Selling price of iPhone5 = $700


Derp.
 
2012-12-05 02:57:58 PM

akula: AdamK: if all they did was slap a spec-sheet on an amazon product page it'd probably take a lot longer to impress people

True. Their devices do have a certain amount of user satisfaction in the way they feel and work. The spec sheets might not be that impressive (especially for the price), but people sheep don't buy spec sheets. They buy devices.


Fixed that for you.
 
2012-12-05 02:57:58 PM
Every top-of-the-line video card ever made
 
2012-12-05 02:59:16 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost


I don't see any earth shattering specs there that would account for lower battery performance.


What the hell is "forth generation"?

Does it include a Forth interpreter?


That would be okay.
 
2012-12-05 02:59:16 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: StrangeQ: At its $499 base price, Microsoft's first tablet costs the same as the fourth-generation iPad, the well-established leader in the tablet market. The attractive Surface has a worse screen than the iPad, it lasts 5 hours less on a charge and, at launch time, had only a handful of decent apps for its nascent Windows RT operating system.

However, you may want the Surface because of its heavily-advertised Touch Cover keyboard, a must-have accessory that will set you back an extra $119, even though it costs Microsoft only $16 to manufacture. That's $619 for a new, unproven tablet which trails the $499 market leader in most ways.

I'm surprised the author was able to take Apple's dick out of their mouth long enough to write all of that. Of course they don't include any recent Apple products, isn't Gizmodo just a paid Apple shill at this point?

/and why the fark do we still link to gawker sites to begin with?

And what part of his quoted text do you find inaccurate?


The part where he compares a base model $499 Surface + $100 keyboard to a base model $499 iPad without a keyboard and then says "SEE OVER PRICED SURFACE!!!!" Because you know, that iPad comes with a keyboard, right? Oh it doesn't? You have to buy it!!! The outrage!!!!

It's almost like he was being disingenuous or something.
 
2012-12-05 03:00:09 PM

Mugato: 10 grand for a PC? What do you even do with a PC where there's no internet? Write a paper? Get a typewriter.


The internet has been around since the 60s. There was an internet. Not one you could use the Lisa to access, but there was one.
 
2012-12-05 03:00:23 PM

umad: Teufelaffe: According to reviews, it does have less battery life than the iPad, and a worse display, and the Windows app store is anemic compared to the competition.

So...what was incorrect?

The part where it neglected to mention that the short battery life is due to having much better (i.e. more expensive) hardware inside than the iPad. We know you guys only care about how pretty your gadgets are. The rest of us also care about their performance (which includes much more than just battery life).


He also compared Surface + keyboard to plain old iPad without keyboard.
 
2012-12-05 03:04:05 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I don't see any earth shattering specs there that would account for lower battery performance.


More pixels.

But anyway, who cares? Unless you're a tech pundit, it's a $500 piece of electronics, not a pacemaker.
 
2012-12-05 03:04:25 PM

Bullseyed: MrEricSir: Funny that people still think Apple's products are overpriced. Guess it's easier to use 20 year old stereotypes than to compare prices.

Cost to make an iPhone5 = $325
Selling price of iPhone5 = $700


Derp.


Oops, looks like you forgot to make a point. Derp indeed.
 
2012-12-05 03:07:16 PM
Does somebody pay for the anti-Apple headlines, and is that over or under the table?
 
2012-12-05 03:07:41 PM

MrEricSir: Funny that people still think Apple's products are overpriced. Guess it's easier to use 20 year old stereotypes than to compare prices.


I guess it's easier to biatch about people ragging on Apple's prices than it is to compare prices. In every market, with the singular exception of tablets, Apple products are almost always priced higher than comparable competitor's products. This is especially true in the PC market. iMacs are still $1300+ for something I can get from Dell for half that (even less if I build it myself).
 
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