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By | February 20, 2015

By the way, all ya’ll complaing about how expensive the new Retina 5K iMac is, consider that when the 30-inch Cinema Display debuted a bit over 10 years go it was $3,300 — over $800 more than the base 5K iMac ignoring inflation — and it was only a display. And that was first monitor of its size and type aimed at consumers, not just the pro market (and those were $7,000+ at the time).

My Retina 5K iMac is 10x better display quality, and a very fast computer. In fact, it’s about 2 times faster than the computer I was using only a few years ago.

This lovely beast is the best deal I’ve gotten on a computer ever. This display is to die for. Like seriously, I mean if someone tried to steal it, they’d die for it.

Anyway, if you want to and are a moron, you can pay $2,500 — the same price I paid for my iMac — and get the 5K display only from Dell. No computer. Just display.

Like I said, if you’re a moron.

And here’s the thing. It’s made by Dell, so the build quality is going to be way, way worse. And the backlights will be lower quality and there will be screen bleed. And probably busted-ass stuck pixels.

What’s that, Apple’s always the most expensive?

See the part about being a moron above.

But this is funny. It’s a the original Mac screen (which was larger than most other consumer screens at the time in 1984* by the way) overlaid on the Retina 5K iMac screen resolution/size.

Amazing how far we’ve come.

*In 1984, I think I was still using a 280×192 or possibly 320×240 display.