Notable for its stunning technology and brilliant designs, Apple came up with yet another stunner recently, the new iMac Pro which comes at the jaw-dropping price of US$13,000 (RM53k). Of course, that’s for the full-on version with top-of-the-line fixings. The more plebeian among us can get the entry-level iMac Pro for only US$4,999 (RM20k).
Equipped with Intel Xeon processors which range from 8 to 18 cores, the new iMac Pro is capable of up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance thanks to Radeon Vega graphics. That’s packaged into an all-in-one (AIO) format topped with a 27-inch Retina 5K display.
The biggest, baddest and certainly most expensive Mac ever
“iMac Pro combines the incredible design of the iMac with the most powerful workstation architecture we’ve ever built,” said John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. “iMac is the most popular desktop for our pro users due to its amazing display and elegant design, so we completely re-engineered it to deliver performance far beyond what anyone thought possible in an all-in-one.”
The 5k display boasts 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide colour gamut and support for 1 billion colours. Four microphones with beamforming technology are built in, along with a new 1080p FaceTime HD camera with enhanced low-light performance.
At just 5mm thin, iMac Pro features a space grey finish and comes with matching accessories. It also features an all-new thermal architecture which Apple claims delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity.
The iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, can connect up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. For the first time ever on a Mac, iMac Pro features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking.
Apple is also working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro. Given the pricing at which the iMac Pro has come out, let’s not hold our breaths hoping that one will be more affordable.