Apple iMac Pro Now Available, Maxed Out 18-Core Xeon W Config Priced At $13,199

As promised, Apple's brand-new iMac Pro is now available for purchase. While the iMac Pro looks like the more plebeian iMac with respect to design (albeit with a darker, space gray finish), its innards are in a completely different league.

The iMac Pro is available across the board with Intel Xeon W processors (available in 8-, 10-, 14- and 18-core configurations) and AMD Radeon Pro Vega graphics cards. Other specs that are common with all configurations include a 27.5-inch 5K display, SSD storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 10Gb Ethernet, dual Thunderbolt 3 controllers and a UHS-II SDXC reader.

2017 imac pro dark grey front

The base system rings in at $4,999, and is equipped with a 3.2GHz 8-core Xeon W processor, 32GB DDR4-2666 memory, 1TB SSD, and a Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8GB of HBM2 memory. Upgrading to a 3GHz 10-Core Xeon W with 64GB of DDR4-2666 and 1TB of storage ups the price tag to $6,599. Opting for a 2.5GHz 14-core Xeon W will bump the price to $7,399.

If you want to put the pedal to the metal and go bonkers with a fully-loaded system, you can option up a 2.3GHz 18-core Xeon W processor, 128GB of DDR4-2666 memory, 4TB SSD, Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16GB of HBM2 memory. This configuration will set you back a whopping $13,199 -- you've gotta pay to play when it comes to this kind of firepower.

As we reported earlier this week, the iMac Pro is not upgradeable at all, so you had better be certain that your processing, graphics, memory, and storage needs won't increase in the near future when purchasing the device. This is probably the biggest downside with going this route. If you're looking to get massive amounts of processing power with upgradeability, while sticking with the Apple ecosystem, you'll have to wait for the all-new Mac Pro to arrive.


Via:  Apple
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