Apple is redefining the desktop landscape by releasing the new Mac Pro from a base price of $5,999 to an incredible $52,599 for its personalized, high-performance edition.
The Mac Pro is sure to get a “world record” for being the most expensive Mac ever made, but the question is – is it worth the price tag?
What’s in the new Mac Pro?
The Mac Pro is possibly not intended for mass customers because of its price tag, but rather for creative professionals such as animators, film editors who need a high-performance computer to achieve their goals.
The Mac Pro was first unveiled at the WWDC 2019 event, and Apple announced its release date of 10 December 2019.
It’s been advertised by Apple as a computer that pushes out what’s possible in terms of efficiency, expansion and configuration.
This computer is designed in search of efficiency, and comes with a stainless steel frame that moves away from the cylindrical bin look of its predecessor, going back to the conventional tower chassis of the older models.
The aluminum housing can be raised to provide a complete 360-degree view of each part inside.
In addition to the 2019 Mac Pro Apple launched a newer $4,999 Pro Display XDR monitor that suits the look and feel of Mac Pro, giving you 32 inches of Retina 6 K display, HDR ,and according to Apple Extreme Dynamic Range picture quality that is not seen anywhere else.
Mac Pro Specifications
The Mac Pro comes packed with a new 8-core Intel Xeon processor that gives you a lot of horsepower for your technical work and is capable of growing it to 28 cores.
Mac Pro runs on Apple’s macOS Catalina operating system and has AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPU graphics card, which is the most powerful graphics card in the world.
This is useful for professionals who specialize in animating 3D movies or software developers who create life-like games.
What makes this computer truly remarkable is its ability to extend to higher RAM and processor capacities, as well as convenient access to its inner hardware.
The Mac Pro has a special cooling system in place to ensure that it receives the most ventilation and eliminates noise, giving you a non distracted working environment.
There are a variety of Thunderbolt ports on the top of the computer that make it easier for you to reach them. It also has 8 PCI Express expansion slots, which is twice the size of the previous Mac tower.
Is the Customised $52,599 Mac Pro overpriced?
The response really depends on what you call overpriced, since you get a personalized Mac Pro that has:
– A 28-Core, 2.5GHz Intel Xeon W processor with 28 cores and 56 threads, and an additional $7,000 will give you a 4.4GHz turbo boost.
– 1.5 TB of 2933MHz RAM consisting of 12 slots of 128 GB of RAM each of which is an add-on of $25,000.
– Hard drive with two 2 TB SSD Capacity (4 TB in total) which is an add-on of $1,400.
– 2 AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics card modules with a dedicated 32 GB of RAM per GPU – add $10, 800.
– Afterburner accelerator card that will cost you an extra $2,000.