The radically redesigned 2013 Mac Pro that Apple’s so proud of has finally got a price. And just as expected, the desktop will make most people tear up while parting with their money. The starting price for this Mac in the US is $3,000 and it will hit shelves next month.
If you live in the UK, get ready to shell out upwards from £2,500 for the desktop and it’s A$4,000 or higher in Australia. For Indian fans who can afford it, the Mac Pro costs Rs 2,29,900 or more. The exact pricing depends on the configuration you pick, of course.
The aforesaid starting rates are for the new Apple desktop with a 3.7GHz quad core Intel Xeon E5 processor, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (each sporting 2GB of VRAM), 12GB DRAM and 256GB PCIe-based flash storage. Got money to burn?
Apple is also offering a $4,000 model with a 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 chipset, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 256GB storage and 16GB DRAM. Your choice stretches up to 8-core or 12-core processors, 1TB memory space, 64GB RAM and FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB VRAM.
Specs of base model:
– 3.7GHz quad core Intel Xeon E5 chip
– Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs
– 12GB of DRAM
– 256GB of PCIe based storage
If you can get past the cylindrical, futuristic design to look inside, the whole system is cooled by a triangular duct at its center. The desktop is just 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches wide. This is very small by normal standards. It may appear to cause a bit of a problem with hardware upgrades.
The small form factor will mean you can’t just go around chucking extra RAM or other such components into the Mac Pro. But as reported previously, we’re talking about a very powerful desktop for professionals here. So users may have few reasons to mess around with the system.
We’re still awaiting an exact release date to be announced by Apple.