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I’m not so sure. Real professional computers start at $30k plus for the base model.

Please take a look at the SGI workstations of old.

A $6k computer does not deserve the ‘Pro’ moniker.


SGI Indy started at $4995 back in 1994. Very minimal config though, just like Mac Pro at starting price.


1994. Not sure we can compare that with 2019?

Inflation adjusted it's just under $9000

Thanks. I wasn't thinking about currency only but also the very different situation. UNIX hegemony was still alive back then. Wintel was about to take off. Internet existed but was different. Universities had different needs and budgets.

(I actually owned various SGI machines. They are very nice.)

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