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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Mac Pro Build-to-Order Upgrade Pricing Revealed




Late last week, we noted that Apple's business sales staff have been offering customers price quotes for build-to-order configurations of the new Mac Pro, providing the first glimpse at what these machines will cost beyond the $2999/$3999 base configurations shown on Apple's site.

Since our initial report, we've heard from a few other business customers who received price quotes, and that information has helped us to piece together what we expect retail pricing to be for the various upgrades. Due to varying discounts for business customers included in the quotes and in some cases currency conversions that we have attempted to take into account, we consider our listed prices to be estimates, but they should be very close to Apple's retail pricing for U.S. customers.

For upgrades beyond the $3999 high-end stock configuration, here is our estimated pricing (all prices relative to the stock model):

CPU (Stock: 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5)
- 3.0GHz 8-core: +$1500
- 2.7GHz 12-core: +$3000

Graphics (Stock: Dual AMD FirePro D500 with 3GB GDDR5)
- Dual AMD FirePro D700 with 6 GB GDDR5: +$600

RAM (Stock: 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC - 4x4GB)
- 32GB (4x8GB): +$400
- 64GB (4x16GB): +$1600

Flash Storage (Stock: 256GB PCIe-based)
- 512GB: +$300
- 1TB: +$800

As an example, for a customer looking to buy an 8-core Mac Pro with 32GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, the machine would cost $3999 base + $1500 processor upgrade + $400 RAM upgrade + $300 storage upgrade, yielding a total price of $6199.

At the lower end, Apple's $2999 base Mac Pro model carries a quad-core Intel Xeon processor, 12 GB of RAM, and dual AMD FireCore D300 graphics, compared to the $3999 high-end stock configuration with 6-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, and D500 graphics.

We have not seen any exact breakdowns of how much each of those changes contributes to the overall $1000 price difference between stock configurations, but expect roughly half of the price difference to be represented by the processor upgrade, a somewhat smaller amount for the graphics upgrade, and a relatively nominal amount in the range of $100 for the bump in RAM.

The new Mac Pro remains scheduled to launch sometime this month, but Apple has yet to announce an exact date for either initial orders or availability.

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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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I really wouldn't be surprised if Apple waited until December 30th to release this thing.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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Wow, expected it to be less.
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Lou Borella will be overexcited with the news!
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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Meanwhile I'm agonizing over $300 bucks on storage and RAM for a macbook air. Not even a Mac Pro rounding error.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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Pretty much what I expected.

Now, just need a place to put my credit card # to secure myself a fully loaded model. Knowing apple the D500 model will ship immediately, and the D700 will be like 3-4 weeks though.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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Wow, expected it to be less.
Not me. This is about right price for workstations, and similar to prices of previous Mac Pros and other workstation vendors like HP.

Remember, these use Xeon-class CPUs - ECC memory, ECC cache, etc.. They're high reliability devices to protect against soft bit errors. These aren't desktop CPUs at all.

I still use my old PowerMac G5 from 12 years ago.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:33 PM   #8
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The GPU prices(and the upgrade options in general) are actually not bad, but those CPUs cost as much as a decent used car. Goodness gracious. Then again, this isn't consumer level hardware. Even as an engineer, I don't think I'll ever need something as powerful as this, unless I start doing 3D stuff I guess.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:33 PM   #9
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was planning on getting the 6 core model .. wondering if its worth it to pay 600 for the d700s
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:34 PM   #10
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:36 PM   #11
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The GPU prices(and the upgrade options in general) are actually not bad, but those CPUs cost as much as a decent used car. Goodness gracious. Then again, this isn't consumer level hardware. Even as an engineer, I don't think I'll ever need something as powerful as this, unless I start doing 3D stuff I guess.
I noticed. The GPU prices seem cheaper than FirePro series. I expected the D700 GPU upgrade to be around $3-4k.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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I believe the concept is forward looking, but let's put these machines through their paces, and we'll let the pros decide if we have a winner on our hands.

4k monitors please.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:36 PM   #13
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As a "prosumer" this really takes the MacPro out of range. I wonder how much of this price is a result of "made in America".
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(all prices relative to the stock model)
Do you mean the $3k stock model or $4k stock model?
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:37 PM   #15
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So that's is how overpriced looks like! (sorry for my $6,199.02 cents)
I hope apple will offer i7's for the prosumer market. It would be an awesome value at $1,500.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:39 PM   #17
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That's just insane....
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Do you mean the $3k stock model or $4k stock model?
the d700 upgrade price is from the 3999 model
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Well. I just hope Apple can make a consumer level desktop box. That's just as powerful as the highest end iMac, just without the display. But that won't happen anytime soon as long as the iMac still exists.
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I'll take a dozen of the ones in black and… do you have a half-dozen in teal?

WHAT?? NO TEAL?!?

Cancel my order.
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I noticed. The GPU prices seem cheaper than FirePro series. I expected the D700 GPU upgrade to be around $3-4k.
They wouldn't have really sold at at that price. Also bear in mind you're already paying to get to the D500. That price is to go from D500s --> D700s. I suspect this is predominantly branding.
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and a relatively nominal amount in the range of $100 for the bump in RAM.
Apple charging a nominal amount for RAM? Thanks, I needed a chuckle.
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 04:46 PM   #24
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Uk?

So will these upgrade prices be the same in the UK (i.e. $600 = £600) or will they translate correctly (i.e. $600= £368)?
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