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New, powerful $3000 Mac Pro goes on sale in a few hours

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Dec 2013 22:35 User comments (5)

New, powerful $3000 Mac Pro goes on sale in a few hours Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed today on Twitter that the new Mac Pro will go on sale tomorrow, right off the assembly line of the company's new plant in Texas.
The new Pro is built in the U.S. and can support 4K video editing. Apple's latest is 10 inches high, 6.6 inches in diameter (it's a cylinder), and weighs 11 pounds.

Base models start at $2999 and features a 3.7GHz Intel Xeon E5 with 10MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 12GB (three 4GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory, Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM each. Flash storage shockingly starts at just 256GB, but can be configured up to 1TB.

For connectivity there are four USB 3.0 ports, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, dual gigabit ethernet, and HDMI 1.4 UltraHD.

The top model costs $3999 and has a 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 with 12MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 16GB (four 4GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory, Dual AMD FirePro D500 video cards with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each and the same ports and internal storage as the cheaper model.


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5 user comments

118.12.2013 22:44

I don't spend much time looking at the higher end of PC things but can someone fill me in on what $4000 can buy PC-wise as a comparison?

Despite my windows preference that is one nice looking machine (specs and aesthetics).

218.12.2013 23:26

Originally posted by Tazer247:
can someone fill me in on what $4000 can buy PC-wise as a comparison?
Everything, literally.

The best CPU, high-end motherboard with all latest ports, quad SLI for near-best GeForces, 32GB RAM, Blu-ray burner, 256gb ssd + 5TB hdd, etc etc

319.12.2013 8:33

Yeah $4000 would go a long long way in the PC arena. Nobody said being an Apple fanboy is cheap. Spose ya still just get the one button on your mouse? lol


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

419.12.2013 8:39

It does look nice, though.

What strikes me as actually impressive is how they approached cooling the system and that they were able to do it so quietly (apparently). It'll be interesting to see how it holds up.



520.12.2013 12:26

with $4k man, I could build me a couple of very beefy pc's with a couple of nice 27" lcd screens. I'm not one to care too much about the look of the tower. Mine sits under my desk so it's always out of the way.

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