If you plot computer speed against my error rate, they are not directly proportional.Though I would settle for the new 16" MacBook Pro (6 core (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 5300M vid). But my 8 year-old 13"works just fine for me right now. Any faster and I'd get vertigo and my error rate would double!
A $30 graphing calculator has an order of magnitude more processing power that the computer on board Apollo 11. Astounding. Snarky comments aside, based on what it is (a state-of-the-art workstation) the price is pretty much in line with the competition. But unless you are a video rendering power user, a $1k Dell PC should suffice for image editing and occasional family video editing.I wish something like this had been available back during my working days. I bought one of the first unix workstations based on an Intel chip, a Sun 386. It cost $18,000 of grant/contract funds, and wouldn't hold a candle to my iPhone 6 in processing power.
Wow. You could listen to Saint Saen's Symphony #3 (the "Organ" Symphony) and cook a small roast at the same time.I was doing pretty heavy-duty number crunching back in those days. I had a grant of time on an IBM supercomputer at their Palo Alto research center. I could submit a job one day and get the results the next. With that new Mac Pro they would probably run while I took a sip of coffee.
For you serious audiophiles, this was just announced.