Thursday, December 19th Apple has launched its long awaited Mac Pro. Starting at $2,999 you are guaranteed the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and extremely fast ECC memory.
This all-new Mac Pro stands at 9.9 inches tall and only 1/8th the volume of the former generation. Although they are starting at $2,999 for a standard Mac Pro, you can get a fully loaded device for approximately $9,999. The cost is pricy but the upgrades are incomparable to the competition. With a stock configuration, this is the breakdown of the pricing; CPU 3.0GHz 8-core is an additional $1,500, CPU 2.7GHz 12-core is an additional $3,000, dual AMB FirePro D700 with 6 GB GDDR5 is an additional $600, RAM 32GB is an additional $400 and RAM 64GB is an additional $1,600. They also come with the standard OS X Mavericks operating system.
“We have begun manufacturing the Mac Pro in Austin. It’s the most powerful Mac ever,” said Tim Cook,Apple CEO. The Mac Pro was designed for professionals needing speed and storage with their computers. This is also ideal for those who do high-performance work and graphics-intensive tasks. Complete with speed and storage, Apple claims that this device is as quiet as a Mac Mini when being operated on.
The last time Apple has made changes to the Mac Pro lineup, it was almost three years ago. These updated Mac Pros are all assembled in the United States, which Apple is very proud to pronounce. Mac Pro’s are available to purchase through Apple’s online store, Apple retail stores and some Apple resellers. This device is sure to lure in those who are serious about power usage.
Some are calling the Mac Pro a “cylindrical powerhouse.” It can edit up to 4K of video while simultaneously rendering effects. It is also possible to have over 2,000 tabs open at once on Safari. This small desktop computer is similar in looks to a small robot, like R2D2. Packed with the latest Intel Xeon E5 processors, 64GB of Ram, dual AMB FirePro graphics chips and 6GB of memory, this is the device of the century to purchase. Although buyers are ready to use their new devices they purhcased, Apple won’t be shipping the Mac Pro’s out until February or March.