Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Apple tax returns with Mac Pro
Posted on 19-Dec-2013 11:40 by Bill Bennett. | Tags Filed under: News.


Apple Mac ProApple’s Darth Vader lookalike Mac Pro went on sale in New Zealand overnight.

It’s a stunning machine. It looks impressive and it has computing power to burn. The price tag – starting at $5000 – is stunning too. And if you’re a New Zealander, you’ll have to pay 20 percent more than an American to buy one.

Yes, after going into hiding for a while, the infamous Apple tax is back. That’s the name given to the hefty premium New Zealanders are sometimes asked to pay for Apple hardware. Most iPods, iPads and portable Macs sell here for roughly the same amount as in the USA when GST and exchange rates are taken into consideration.

Apple’s cheapest Mac Pro comes with 3.7GHZ quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage. It sells in the USA for $3000. At the  time of writing, that would be NZ$3640. Add in GST at 15 percent and you get roughly NZ$4200. The machine’s local price of $5000 is almost 20 percent higher.

Prices are a little lower in Australia starting at A$4000 or NZ$4300. So it might be worth a hop across the Tasman to buy a Mac Pro in one of Australia’s 20 Apple Stores. You should have enough left over for a night in a hotel and a decent dinner.

[digitl 2013]

digitl on Google+

The post Apple tax returns with Mac Pro appeared first on digitl.



comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by Hobchild on 26-Oct-2014 00:11 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by Brendan on 26-Oct-2014 15:47 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


House Auctions
Created by t0ny, last reply by joker97 on 26-Oct-2014 15:33 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


VDSL, which router/modem sub $200?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 25-Oct-2014 19:48 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Neon - Sky's new streaming service
Created by JarrodM, last reply by JimmyH on 25-Oct-2014 17:37 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


5Ghz AP recommendations?
Created by ubergeeknz, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Oct-2014 12:42 (12 replies)

Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by kornflake on 23-Oct-2014 17:41 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Thief taunts 12 year old via stolen laptop
Created by macuser, last reply by charsleysa on 22-Oct-2014 23:49 (12 replies)