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The general rule when purchasing computer equipment is to wait until you need it because the price will go down. Have you ever noticed how Apple products don't follow this rule?

I have been thinking about purchasing another Mac Pro for some graphic projects we have been working on recently. For the heck of it I pulled out my receipt to see how the price and specs have changed since September 2006. The following table shows how things compare.

While the component costs for Apple are likely down, the consumer continues to pay the same and in some cases more for the final product. CPU prices are down 9% and RAM is 37% less expensive after a year. Video cards, hard disks, and wireless components are also much less expensive today. Manufacturers continue to create faster and more feature-rich products, yet the Mac Pro you purchase today is made up of the same major components from a year ago.