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    One of Dell's choices for desktop PCs is 64 GB of DDR2 667MHz 16 DIMMS RAM, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition, 6.0 GHz Intel 8-core processor, a 4-year support plan, 30-watt 45Hz-20KHz magnetically shielded stereo speakers with a subwoofer and a master and subwoofer volume control (on/off seperate), 2 nVidia Quadro FX 3500 graphic cards with 256 MB graphics memory each, 2.25 TB SATA 750 RPM 3Gpbs (gigabytes, not gigabits, as would be the case with Internet/network) hard drive, a CD-RW/DVD-ROM and CD-RW/DVD+/-RW drive, floppy drive, 13-in-1 card reader, 4-port USB hub, 10240 x 1600 80-inch LCD 16ms response time monitor (talk about widescreen), a Norton Internet Security 15-month subscription, waterproof USB Multimedia Keyboard with feet, 2-port USB hub, wrist rest, 5-button programmable Bluetooth 800 DPI optical 4-way scroll mouse, mousepad, modem, user guide, driver DVD, fingerprint reader, Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, Adobe Acrobat 8.1 STD, PC Restore, Yosemite backup software, 160 GB uncompressed/320 GB compressed HD cartridge, 4 80GB uncompressed/160 GB compressed HD cartridges, 4 120 GB uncompressed/240 GB compressed HD cartridges... okay, if you've read this far I'll assume you've turned into an evil alien zombie. Keep reading. Next comes 4 160 GB uncompressed/320 GB compressed HD cartridges, a 1-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 2-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 3-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 4-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 5-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 1-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 2-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 3-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 4-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 5-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, on-site setup, a plan to keep defective hard drives (when in warranty) for 4 years, 3 different recycling plans and Windows Media Player for only... $100,000? $90,000? $1,000,000? No! All that in a Dell case for only $39,294.66 USD!
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    Now why would someone need all of that? I mean, really in a practical environment.
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    I like the top of the line Mac Pro, for around $32,999.

    It's got, as I recall--
    32GB RAM
    approx. 3 TB space (more?), across 8 HD bays
    3.5ghz quad core processors (approx)
    2 Superdrives

    And a bit more. Then you can add a monitor and stuff.

    Most of that cost is the RAM. Crazy.
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    Now why would someone need all of that? I mean, really in a practical environment.
    Bragging rights.
    I like the top of the line Mac Pro, for around $32,999.

    It's got, as I recall--
    32GB RAM
    approx. 3 TB space (more?), across 8 HD bays
    3.5ghz quad core processors (approx)
    2 Superdrives
    Considering it has half the ram and is a considerable fraction of the price of the PC version, that's not too impressive. I'd take the PC one. Ten-monitor array? You could use that as wallpaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twey
    Ten-monitor array?
    ...fourteen.
    Quote Originally Posted by thetestingsite
    Now why would someone need all of that? I mean, really in a practical environment.
    Space, speed, support, screen, sound...
    * Space: 500 GB + 500 GB + 500 GB + 750 GB + 320 GB + 160 GB + 160 GB + 160 GB + 160 GB + 240 GB + 240 GB + 240 GB + 240 GB + 320 GB + 320 GB + 320 GB + 320 GB = 5.45 TB. Which is a lot of space.
    * Speed: 6 GHz is a lot (2 * 3 GHz) and 64 GB is a lot of RAM.
    * Support: 4 years is longer than the average life span of a desktop PC.
    * Screen: 29240 x 1600 is a lot of space for windows. (14-monitor array)
    * Sound: 30W is a lot of sound and 45 Hz-20KHz covers practically all sounds.
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    Yeah, but that would still get spyware, especially with no antivirus. And I don't like antivirus.
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    Yeah, but that would still get spyware, especially with no antivirus. And I don't like antivirus.
    You mean you'd actually keep Vista on there?
    * Speed: 6 GHz is a lot (2 * 3 GHz) and 64 GB is a lot of RAM.
    Not that much... I've met single-cores that reach 6GHz. Still, the RAM means it outweighs djr33's Mac one anyway
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    That much RAM would go unnoticed, really, in either case.
    I think they're both absolutely insane.
    But it's just funnty to go on the Mac site and make the dropdown menus go to the highst level, then see how much it actually costs.

    What's more scary, though, is that Dell actually sells this as a specific product.
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    That much RAM would go unnoticed, really, in either case.
    I can think of cases.
    What's more scary, though, is that Dell actually sells this as a specific product.
    I guess they have a lot of very rich customers?
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