Apple finally presented the long-awaited new Mac Pro model. Make no mistake, this device is not for regular consumers. It is designed specifically for those die-hard Apple fans that have been waiting a long time for the ultimate powerful Mac product. This new Mac Pro is said to be the perfect companion to every professional film maker and musician.
It seems Apple have been listening closely to their consumers’ wishes, because they built the Mac Pro in a way that allows users to add components like more RAM or graphics/audio power. In comparison, this was impossible with the previous 2013 model, due to its circular ‘trash can’ design. The new ‘cheese grater’ design of the Mac Pro gives more opportunity for customization with its stainless steel frame and aluminum case that can be easily removed to give access to the device’s interior.
The new Mac Pro’s entry level configurations include:
- 8-core Xeon processor;
- 32GB RAM;
- Radeon Pro 580X graphics card;
- 256GB SSD.
The start model can be yours for $5,999.
Users can expand the system’s MPX module from a single Radeon Pro 580X graphics card to two high-end Radeon Pro Vega II cards, as well as configure the computer with two MPX modules, which is a lot of graphics power.
Full specs of the 2019 Mac Pro:
- Stainless steel frame, offering a 360-degree interior access;
- Up to 28-core Intel Xeon with 300 watts of power;
- Up to 1.5TB of system memory;
- 8 PCIe expansion slots;
- Radeon Pro Vega II Duo or Radeon Pro 580X graphics cards;
- Support for up to 2 MPX modules, which feature Thunderbolt support and 500 watts of power;
- Afterburner graphics ASIC: can process 6 billion pixels per second, can playback 3 streams of 8K RAW;
- Two Thunderbolt 3 ports;
- Two USB-A ports;
- 3.5mm audio minijack;
- PCIe, DisplayPort and power;
- Two built-in 10GB Ethernet ports.
And that’s not all! Such powerful PC requires a fitting display – and that’s exactly what Apple is offering with the new 32-inch Pro Display XDR with a glorious 6K Retina display, offering 1000-nit screen, HDR support and complimentary design, making the monitor the perfect companion to the new Mac Pro.
The standard 6K Pro Display XDR model costs a whooping $4,999 and that’s without the stand, which retails at $999. If you want the nano-texture glass model, you have to pay $5,999.
This Mac Pro is easily the most powerful Apple computer to date, but will it prove to be a worthy competitor to other high-end Windows-based computers? We’ll find out this fall, when the company starts shipping this computer.
But from what we’ve seen so far, it looks like a great product for professionals that need a powerful machine for their work. We can only hope that the new Mac Pro will justify its high price. Only time will tell.