Apple’s products are notorious for being expensive. However, consumers continue to be willing to pay that high price for any smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers that Apple makes.
Well, Apple has outdone itself this time. On December 19, 2013, Apple released the newest version of its Mac Pro. The entry-level – entry-level – Mac Pro starts at $3,000, while the mid-range Mac Pro starts at $4,000.
The base model gives you a quad-core processor while the mid-range model gives you a six-core processor. Eight-core and twelve-core models are also available, although Apple has not yet released pricing.
However, Apple did release pricing on its top-of-the-line model. A fully maxed out Mac Pro with two FirePro video cards and 1TB of Solid State Drive storage will cost about $10,000.
The Mac Pro looks like something directly out of Star Wars. It’s a surprisingly tiny computer encased in a sleek black cylindrical case. Since the old Mac Pro looked more like a desktop PC than an Apple product, it’s easy to see why Apple decided to refresh the design.
So what does $10,000 get you? Here are some of the specs on the maxed out Mac Pro:
-64GB of RAM
-12 core Intel Xeon E5 CPU
-Two FirePro 2700 graphics cards
-Two Thunderbolt ports, four USB 3.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, HDMI output, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections
That’s pretty beefy. But you could spend less than half that on a top-of-the-line PC and still have several thousand dollars left over.
By the way, the ‘FirePro’ is just a rebranded AMD card – suspected to be a W9000. So you can expect similar performance to a top-of-the-line PC with two video cards installed.
Say what you want about Apple, but they know how to make some really cool looking electronics. You can learn more about the Mac Pro at Apple’s official website here: https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/