Apple’s Mac Pro, Pro Display get December date

If you have $12,000 sitting around burning a hole in your pocket, get ready. Apple has finally revealed when its new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available. If your wallet bulges enough, you can pick up the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR in December.

Apple announced the computer, likened to a cheese grater for its front grill, back in June with the intent to have it on the market by this fall. According to a report from The Verge, it’ll be coming in just under the wire.

The Mac Pro will retail for a chest-crushing $5,999 to start. This model offers an 8-core 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon CPU, a Radeon Pro 580X GPU, 32 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage via SSD. Of course, you’ll be able to customize it, but the price will likely climb quickly. Apple says you can fit 8TB of SSD storage, according to TheVerge. That’s going to be another $1,200 – $1,500 at least, if our napkin math from Gigabyte’s 8TB PCIe SSD last week is accurate.

When Apple talked about the Mac Pro earlier this year, the company said it would be capable of editing 3 different 8K video files at the same time, but now the company is saying it can handle six. In other words, this thing is for the home consumer the same way an F1 car is meant for the road.

The Pro Display XDR isn’t cheap, either

The matching display, the Pro Display XDR, goes for an equally impressive $4,999. This 32-inch IPS display is capable of 1000 nits of full-screen sustained brightness, with 1600 nits of peak brightness. It can handle 10-bit color and covers the P3 color gamut. It offers a resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels with 218ppi pixel density. Apple says the display offers 178° viewing angles on both the horizontal and vertical axes. The display offers a single Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB Type-C port and 3 USB Type-C ports for connection.

Of course, $4,999 isn’t enough on its own. You can upgrade from standard glass to “nano-texture” glass for another cool grand. If you want a stand for it, you’ll have to drop another $1,000, though a VESA mount adapter is available for $199. You could easily spend $7,000 on this screen.

Apple hasn’t given an exact date for these, but December narrows it down quite a bit. Start writing those letters to Santa.

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K-L-Waster
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K-L-Waster

All that and you just get an 8 core Xeon? Sheesh. This thing should come with a custom AMD CPU – the CheeseRipper.

Al Bundy
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Al Bundy

that is one expensive $5000 case.

derFunkenstein
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derFunkenstein

Well, taking the new 16″ MacBook Pro from 256 GB to 8 TB of flash storage costs $2200. In Apple’s current lineup the difference between 256 and 512 is $200. The safe bet is on the 8 TB upgrade in the Mac Pro costing $2400 extra.

chuckula
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chuckula

I know that $6k for a base model cheese grater sounds like a lot.

But don’t let Apple know about this thing or we’re really screwed!

Wirko
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Wirko

A plant equipped with 400 of these graters could grate itself through all American cheese, including mozzarella, in real time:
Cheese

Krogoth
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Krogoth

$12K for an industrial-size Cheese Grater, instructions not included…..

chuckula
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chuckula

The cheese grater aspect is the only part of this thing that doesn’t suck!

JustAnEngineer
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Waco
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Waco

I’m having a hard time believing that they intend to sell any of these.

chuckula
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chuckula

They accidentally had the same people who set i-product prices do it for Macs while the RDF generators were turned on.

Krogoth
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Krogoth

They are just show pieces to generate PR. Apple really doesn’t give a hoot about their Mac line-up. They make the bulk of their massive revenue elsewhere.

chuckula
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chuckula

The matching display, the Pro Display XDR, goes for an equally impressive $4,999.

Oh, I think the Krogoth may have a different opinion.

The Mac Pro will retail for a chest-crushing $5,999 to start.

OMG! IF APPLE JUST SWITCHED TO AMD I’M SURE THE BASE PRICE WOULD BE LIKE $17.34 + S&H!

ermo
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ermo

You jest, but between this Dune Pro case and the new OpenCore UEFI bootloader it should be eminently possible to get an überchic RyZenMac up and running in style at less than half the price of the base CheesePro.

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