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Apple releases new iMac Pro tomorrow

by on13 December 2017

Starts from $5,000

Apple has confirmed that its workstation grade All-in-One will be available on 14 December, but before you think of rushing to the shops, the shiny toy starts at $5,000.

For that you will get an 8-core Xeon processor, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of solid-state storage and a Radeon Vega Pro graphics chipset with 8GB of RAM. If you are prepared to wait a couple of weeks you can option it with up to an 18-core Xeon, 128GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD and a 16GB Vega chipset.

The Tame Apple press is doing its best to sell the new Pro, pointing out that it will “blow away the 2013 Mac Pro in terms of performance” but given that 2013 was four years ago it bloody well should. It is also one of the few pro All-in-Ones out there.

But $5,000 should get you a lot of computer for your money. We did a quick search and found the same sort of spec on offer on eBay for $1,890 –with a cheap Nvidia HD NVIDIA Quadro K2000 GPU - valued at €151.60. We guess that what Radeon is talking about is the RX Vega which will set you back €643.32 which is still a long way from $5,000.

It is a better return on investment for a company to visit HP or Dell for their workstations than pay all that cash to have the workstation behind a single screen, surely?

Last modified on 13 December 2017
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