Kate MacKenzie’s math and premise are spot on. Any Mac today is a bargain relative to any Mac from the past.
Today, for less than the same price of an original iMac in 1984, you can get a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 7th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, a Radeon Pro 555 GPU with 2GB of RAM, and a Retina display. Almost $100 less than an original iMac.
And the applications?
Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Mail, Messages, FaceTime, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Safari, Maps, iTunes, iBooks, App Store, Reminders, Preview, and no, that’s not the entire list.
My original Mac, circa 1984, came with MacWrite, MacPaint, a few desk accessories, and a 9-inch black and white screen. For $2,495.