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:
- +$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
- +$800: 64 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 ECC memory
- +$2,400: 128 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 ECC memory
- +$800: 2 TB SSD
- +$2,800: 4 TB SSD
- +$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?
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