Apple started selling iMac Pro on Thursday. It starts at $4,999, but choosing absolutely every single bell and whistle available in the online store increases the computer’s price to $13,348.

All iMac Pro models are outfitted with these standard features:

  • 27-inch Retina 5K display featuring a resolution of 5,120-by-2,880 pixels and support for Apple’s wide color (the P3 Display color profile)
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking
  • 1080p front-facing FaceTime HD camera
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Four USB 3 ports
  • Support for two additional 5K displays or four 4K displays

The company provides iMac Pro in the baseline configuration costing $4,999, which gets you the following upgradeable features in terms of the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage:

  • CPU: 3.2 GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.2 GHz
  • GPU: Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics with 8 GB of HBM2 video memory
  • RAM: 32 GB of 2,666MHz ECC memory
  • Storage: 1 TB of flash storage

Aside from the baseline model, the following “recommended” configurations are available:

  • $6,399: 8-core Xeon CPU, Vega 64 GPU, 64 GB of memory and 1 TB of flash storage
  • $7,199: 10-core Xeon CPU, Vega 64 GPU, 64 GB of memory and 1 TB of flash storage
  • $7,999: 10-core Xeon CPU, Vega 64 GPU, 64 GB of memory and 2 TB of flash storage
  • $9,599: 10-core Xeon CPU, Vega 64 GPU, 128 GB of memory and 2 TB of flash storage

And here are the optional upgrades available from Apple’s online store:

Processor

  • +$800: 3.0 GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz
  • +$1,600: 2.5 GHz 14-core Intel Xeon W processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.3 GHz
  • +$2,400: 2.3 GHz 18-core Intel Xeon W processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.3 GHz

Memory

  • +$800: 64 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 ECC memory
  • +$2,400: 128 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 ECC memory

Storage

  • +$800: 2 TB SSD
  • +$2,800: 4 TB SSD

Graphics

  • +$600: Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 16 GB of HBM2 video memory

Magic Mouse or Trackpad

  • +$50: Magic Trackpad 2 — Space Gray
  • +$149: Magic Mouse 2 + Magic Trackpad 2 — Space Gray

Choosing any of the listed upgrades increases the prices of the baseline model beyond $4,999.

If you max out everything and configure your iMac Pro with the fastest CPU, the most RAM and storage, double the video memory and the Magic Mouse 2 + Magic Trackpad 2 combo, you’ll have to pay a cool $13,348 for your beast of a machine.

And if you add a VESA mount adapter kit (+$79) and some pre-installed software, such as Final Cut Pro X (+$300) and Logic Pro X (+$200), you’re looking at nearly $14,000 for the best, fastest Mac the money can buy (to be specific, we’re talking an eye-watering $13,926.98).

Of course, iMac Pro is not really an all-in-one desktop computer for the rest of us.

Aimed at professional photographers, app makers, video/music producers and VR developers, iMac Pro is the ultimate workstation for content producers rather than being a system for folks who just want to surf the web, check email, edit documents and manage photos.

The soonest you can get your standard iMac Pro configuration is December 27, or just two days after Christmas. However, buying a maxed-out iMac Pro configuration yields a 6-8 weeks wait time, meaning your dream desktop won’t ship until sometime in February 2018.

Bottom line: iMac Pro is the best, fastest and most expensive Mac Apple sells.

Is any of you guys planning to order one?

Leave your comment down below!

  • Braddock81

    I is not

  • burge

    I don’t care what you say even the base model is way way overpriced. This along with the iPhone X ( that I do own ) is just a case of branding and purchasing the name.

    • askep3

      ? it’s not meant for you or the common consumer. It’s meant for pro users as the name states. Also they are by definition fairly prices compared to custom made PCs bought from companies such has Dell or Lenovo. It’s not modular, but it’s not meant to be that’s what the Mac Pro will be

      • burge

        Im sorry it’s not ment for me how can you say that you don’t know who I am or what I do.

      • askep3

        Ok the if it’s meant for you then it’s not overpriced for what it is relative to pc offerings as I said in my previous comment.

        The word overpriced by definition is relative, relative to competitors. Of course this is a premium product in that you can do most of those tasks on a cheaper computer, this just lets you do it faster and better

      • burge

        Oh in that case is the iPhone X not ment for see seeing as that’s a premium product.

        As I just typed that on my iPhone X

      • askep3

        You bought it because it was worth it to you then, plain and simple. If you don’t find it worth it why haven’t you returned it?

        Also, being an iPhone X buyer does not translate to being a iMac Pro buyer. That’s a non sequitur, and they audiences aren’t the same. The Mac Pro arguably isn’t even premium considering its competition is priced the same for the same specs

    • Actually, pricing out a similarly spec’d PC configuration gets you to about $51,00 without accounting for that gorgeous Retina screen, macOS and Apple design. For this highest-end segment, this isn’t overpriced or too pricey at all.

    • But I agree with you that going beyond that baseline $5,000 model may not be the smartest idea since you’re paying lots of money for a sealed, non-upgradeable computer.

    • Vinnie Bones

      “Then you’re not a big baller” –Lavar Ball

      • burge

        So because I can say it’s over priced you’ve judged me. And so going by your judgment it’s fair to say you’re a cock. And before you come back and have ago at me your the one who judged me without knowing who I am.

      • Vinnie Bones

        You don’t watch much NBA do you?? That was a joke and it went over your head. And where did I judge you?? smh

      • burge

        If don’t watch any NBA because one I’m not in the US and Ive not been brought up with it and it so doesn’t appeal to me. The internet is not just for the US so don’t expect that every here watch’s US tv programs. So yes your pointless attempt at humour backfired on you.

      • Vinnie Bones

        Backfired? Haha ok. Easy there killer. And no ones having “a go” at you Mr. Keyboard.

  • Christian Salas

    There seems to be a typo. Instead of

    +$800: 64 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 EEC memory
    +$2,400: 128 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 EEC memory

    it should be ECC* memory.

    • Fanboy 

      You’re cool

  • logan maldonado

    Actually, pricing out a similarly spec’d PC configuration gets you to about $51,00 without accounting for that gorgeous Retina screen, macOS and Apple design. For this highest-end segment, this isn’t overpriced or too pricey at all.

  • kriger

    Im sorry it’s not ment for me how can you say that you don’t know who I am or what I do.

  • Alexis Chevalier

    So because I can say it’s over priced you’ve judged me. And so going by your judgment it’s fair to say you’re a cock. And before you come back and have ago at me your the one who judged me without knowing who I am.