Apple's $5000 iMac Pro Goes on Sale Later This Week

Apple's $5000 iMac Pro Goes on Sale Later This Week

Apple's $5000 iMac Pro Goes on Sale Later This Week

The company first discussed plans to release a new iMac Pro desktop computer at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, but only recently confirmed the launch date on its website.

Apple's Mac Pro - which is often mocked for looking like a rubbish bin - was released in 2013 with a 12-core Xeon processor, 256GB of storage and 64GB of RAM. The computer's 27-inch display is unparalleled, with a 5K resolution and 500 nits of brightness. The device offers 1TB of solid stage storage on the base mode and the users can configure up to 4TB.

One other feature of the iMac Pro is the colour.

The iMac Pro sports the Radeon Pro Vega graphics chip, which is three times faster than the previous graphics processing unit, according to Apple. The company gave the first access to iMac to Marques Brownlee who posted the first hands-on video of iMac Pro.

Schiller also told T3 that the team behind the iMac Pro was dedicated to creating a computer "truly designed for pros", and promised that the new machine inside, is a different computer from the last generation of iMacs. The monstrous device will come with some impressive workstation hardware which includes a whopping 18 core, 14 core, 10 core, and 8 core Intel Xeon processor variants.

On the connectivity front, there's a 3.5mm headphone jack, four Thinderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, four USB 3 ports, an Ethernet port, and a SDXC card slot with support for UHS-II. When Apple actually reveals the price of its various upgrades on Thursday, it should become more clear whether 64 GB or 128 GB promises the better return on investment.

Once it arrives, the iMac Pro will set you back by an eye-watering price tag of $4999 (roughly Rs 322110).

I suspect a fully maxed out iMac Pro won't leave a lot, if any, change from $10,000.

For input, it comes with a Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and a Magic Mouse 2, with the option of exchanging the Magic Mouse for a Magic Trackpad.

The iMac pro comes with a sleek Space Gray enclosure.

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