Apple’s Highest-Spec New Mac Pro Estimated to Cost at Least $35K

Wednesday, 05 Jun, 2019

But buyers can also configure the hardware to run as a server rack as well.

The Pro Display XDR will begin selling this fall alongside the Mac Pro.

The Mac Pro is designed with performance and customization in mind.

Perhaps, if you work really hard, give up coffee and never go out with friends, you could have your own aluminium stick one day. Anything else, and it would be doing a disservice to the Mac Pro. It is made to cater to the needs of developers, video editors, photographers and other pro users whose livings depend on creating high-quality content. That model will have an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, 32GB of memory, Radeon Pro 580X graphics and a 256GB solid-state drive for storage.

Details about the new Mac Pro desktop computer were released today at WWDC. The statement makes sense as Apple has delivered up to 28-core Intel Xeon processor, mammoth system memory of up to 1.5TB configuration, and eight PCIe expansion slots. Additionally, macOS 10.15 Catalina introduces an all-new SideCar feature that lets you extend your Mac's display to an iPad as a secondary display.

Again, this is a computer for audio-video professionals.

If you're going to have a ~$5,000 computer, it should connect to the Internet fast. Yeah. If you're a FruitCo devotee, keep your eyes out this Fall, when the new Mac Pro becomes available.

The Mac Pro isn't just newer than the iMac Pro, but it packs much more power, in an admittedly larger package. There will also be a version with two Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs, which Apple called "the world's most powerful graphics card". The new Apple Pro Display XDR is a 32-inch Retina 6K display.

The Pro Display XDR's physical design matches the new Mac Pro, with a machined aluminum chassis that serves as a giant heatsink for the internal components. While most will look at its US$4,999 asking price as being excessive, it is actually good buying at the price. However, there are creatives and professionals out there that are always in need of more compute performance.

The block in the top-left that says "Mac Pro" is the CPU cooler. Apple says both sides of the device are openable for user access.

Using the Apple Pro Display XDR, content creators will have a canvas upon which to easily manipulate 4K content, and al their tools on one screen.

Add in the Afterburner accelerator card, magic Keyboard and Trackpad, and the price reaches around $45,000.

Finally, if you need portability, this baby comes on wheels, so you can move it around the house easily.