Top-end Mac Pro PC costs almost $ 53 thousand – and Apple still sells wheels to it for $ 400
11.12.2019 0 Comments
On December 10, Apple, as promised, began accepting pre-orders for the new high-performance Mac Pro computer, which was introduced back in June at WWDC 2019.
The timing of the start of sales and prices for Ukraine are still unknown, in the United States the new Mac Pro starts at $ 5,999. This we have known for a long time. This sum estimates the basic PC configuration, which includes: an 8-core Intel Xeon processor with a frequency of 3.5 GHz, an AMD Radeon Pro 580X graphics accelerator, 32 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. But the price of the top Mac Pro turned out to be significantly higher than the expected $ 45 thousand – $ 52 599. Giving this impressive amount you can get:
28-core 56-line Intel Xeon CPU with a frequency of up to 4.4 GHz in Turbo Boost mode (+ $ 7,000 to the base price); 1.5 TB of RAM (12 128 GB DDR4-2933 MHz modules distributed across six channels – + $ 25,000); a pair of 4 TB SSDs (+ $ 1,400, with an 8 TB order option coming soon); two dual-processor accelerators Radeon Pro Vega II Duo with computing power up to 58 teraflops (+ $ 10 800); FPGA-based Apple Afterburner graphics accelerator, which allows you to play up to three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video at the same time (+ $ 2,000); company wheels for moving the case (+ $ 400); branded Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse (free, and Mac Pro customers get accessories in an exclusive silver-black color version); Magic Trackpad (sold separately for $ 50, also in silver-black).
The only oddity in this impressive list of features is the wheels for the price of a good smartphone, for example, that Pixel 3a costs the same, and Xiaomi has almost as many flagships.
The funny thing is that if you break or lose the wheel, you will again have to pay a lot – $ 100 apiece. In other words, Apple remains true to standards.
For Mac Pro PCs, Apple offers the Pro Display XDR professional monitor with 32-inch Retina 6K display. In the United States, its price is $ 4,999 for the version with standard glass and $ 5,999 for the version with a special frosted glass coating (Nano-texture glass), which is less reflective. Another $ 1000 will cost Pro Stand, which is sold separately. As a more affordable alternative to delivery – a branded VESA mount for $ 200. In total, it turns out that for the maximum set of Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR you have to pay fabulous $ 59,597. By the way, each AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics card supports the connection of four Pro Display XDR displays. That is, if you wish, you can connect eight Pro Display XDR monitors (another seven monitors with anti-reflective coating and stands will pull another $ 48 986), and in this case the kit will cost $ 101 585. For such money, Ilon Mask promises to bring it to Mars in the future back.
On the other hand, the price of the new Samsung The Wall Luxury modular TV with a MicroLED display reaches $ 1.68 million.
Needless to say, this is the most expensive Mac ever introduced. The previous record holder of the iMac all-in-one PC in the top-end configuration cost $ 14,299, and the recently introduced 16-inch MacBook Pro in the top-end version is priced at $ 6099.