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:

The President Of The USA - Who do you think?
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 3-Dec-2016 11:57 (859 replies)
Pages... 56 57 58


NetFlix: Download and go
Created by jamesrt, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Dec-2016 22:16 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Woooaaahh earthquake 2016-11-14
Created by Fred99, last reply by Pumpedd on 1-Dec-2016 11:50 (470 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


'Quality' NZ news on the way?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by alasta on 3-Dec-2016 14:08 (86 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Christmas. Bah, humbug.
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by alasta on 3-Dec-2016 13:43 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Spark Ultra Fast Fibre MAX performance and discussion (Some might say Gigabit)
Created by Talkiet, last reply by CNZ on 3-Dec-2016 15:24 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


1GB Plan Capping Out at 100Mb Download
Created by Kopkiwi, last reply by darylblake on 3-Dec-2016 15:10 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


FS: NES Classic Mini - New and unopened
Created by thewanderingv, last reply by thewanderingv on 2-Dec-2016 22:47 (17 replies)
Pages... 2