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Sorry, Apple's controversial $1,000 stand for its new computer screen isn't a rip-off — it's a missed opportunity

Sorry, Apple's controversial $1,000 stand for its new computer screen isn't a rip-off — it's a missed opportunity

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  • Not buying this. Both literally and figuratively.

    "In other words, instead of presenting the screen's stand as an add-on, Apple should have presented it with the full package price and an optional $1,000 discount for the professional video editors and developers watching that already own a compatible

    Not buying this. Both literally and figuratively.

    "In other words, instead of presenting the screen's stand as an add-on, Apple should have presented it with the full package price and an optional $1,000 discount for the professional video editors and developers watching that already own a compatible stand."

    1K is crazy money, whichever way it's spun.

  • I agree that Apple presented this poorly. One slight nitpick, though: if you want to use the monitor with a VESA mount (the kind that the article mentions that pro users are using) you still need to pay $200 for a VESA mount adapter from Apple.

    That said, for its target audience, this monitor, even

    I agree that Apple presented this poorly. One slight nitpick, though: if you want to use the monitor with a VESA mount (the kind that the article mentions that pro users are using) you still need to pay $200 for a VESA mount adapter from Apple.

    That said, for its target audience, this monitor, even at $5199 is still a great value when compared to its competition.

    The rest of us aren’t in the market for what this is, and an iMac 5k 27” gets you a really nice display with a really great computer built in for a heck of a lot less. If you really want to be fancy, $4999 gets you the base iMac Pro, which is also 5k and 27”, with an even better computer in it. It even comes in a subtly sexy darker shade of aluminum that is much more sleek and attractive than the new monitor and postmodern-design Mac Pro.

  • Even reading this article I am not convinced that the 1000$ price for a full screen stand has a logic.

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