iMac Pro Now Available to Order With 8 to 18 Cores and Prices Ranging From $4,999 to $13,199

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The all-new iMac Pro is now available to order from Apple's online store and through the Apple Store app on iPhone and iPad.


8-core and 10-core models start at $4,999 and $5,799 respectively and currently ship by late December in the United States, while 14-core and 18-core models starting at $6,599 and $7,399 can also be ordered today, but aren't estimated to ship for 6-8 weeks, which pushes deliveries into February.

From there, each iMac Pro configuration has optional upgrades available for storage, memory, and graphics, with prices topping out at $13,199 for a maxed-out, high-end 18-core model with 4TB of SSD storage, 128GB of ECC RAM, and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

iMac Pro is a powerful, top-of-the-line workstation designed for professional users with demanding workflows, such as advanced video and graphics editing, virtual reality content creation, and real-time 3D rendering.


Apple said the iMac Pro is the fastest and most powerful Mac ever, at least until the modular Mac Pro is ready to be released.

YouTube reviewers Marques Brownlee and Jonathan Morrison recently shared hands-on videos of the iMac Pro, and put its CPU performance to the test with benchmarks on Geekbench, which simulates real-world workload scenarios.

In both videos, the mid-range iMac Pro with a 10-core 3.0GHz Intel Xeon processor recorded a multi-core score of just over 37,400, which is up to 45 percent faster than the high-end 2013 Mac Pro's average multi-core score of 25,747. The 10-core model is also up to 93 percent faster than a high-end 2017 27-inch 5K iMac.

Brownlee found the iMac Pro to be a super capable yet quiet machine with a beautiful display and a stealthy space gray enclosure.


He said the iMac Pro's biggest weakness is its lack of upgradeability, but he argued its expensive $4,999 starting price is actually fair for the hardware included, and he noted that a PC with equivalent tech specs costs around $5,100, so he believes the iMac Pro is priced competitively compared to what's on the market.

In addition to up to an 18-core processor, that hardware includes up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to 128GB of ECC RAM, and up to an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

The high-end performance is made possible by an all-new thermal design that delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity than a traditional iMac.

With four Thunderbolt 3 ports, the iMac Pro can drive two external 5K displays or four 4K displays at 60Hz simultaneously. It also has a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.


A black Lightning to USB-A cable and space gray Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 are included in the box. A space gray Magic Trackpad 2 is optional.

iMac Pro is now available to order in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, most European countries, and select other regions. In some other countries, like Singapore, Apple says to check back later for information.

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Abazigal

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Weird. I can view it through the Apple store app but can’t view it from my browser yet. From Singapore here. Can’t purchase anything yet (not that I have any intention to).

Nevertheless, yes, it is freaking expensive. Expecting a crap storm here over the price of the ram and SSD upgrades. Looking at 3-4 months salary here for the higher-end configurations.
 

Exile714

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I can’t imagine the component parts of a Windows machine ever coming to a total of $13k.

Mac is a convenience platform, not a power platform. Whoever spends that much on a Mac is crazy, and whoever thought those prices would sell is even crazier. That’s why the trashcan Mac Pro didn’t sell, and that’s why I believe this one won’t either.
 

bsbeamer

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I'm seeing $13,348.00 with 2/20 pickup. Hope the Mac Pro 7,1 is released next year...
 

Mike MA

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I can’t imagine the component parts of a Windows machine ever coming to a total of $13k.

Mac is a convenience platform, not a power platform. Whoever spends that much on a Mac is crazy, and whoever thought those prices would sell is even crazier. That’s why the trashcan Mac Pro didn’t sell, and that’s why I believe this one won’t either.
Same here. 5499€ in Germany for base model.
 

asdavis10

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I can’t imagine the component parts of a Windows machine ever coming to a total of $13k.

Mac is a convenience platform, not a power platform. Whoever spends that much on a Mac is crazy, and whoever thought those prices would sell is even crazier. That’s why the trashcan Mac Pro didn’t sell, and that’s why I believe this one won’t either.
You should try pricing a Windows-based machine with those same specs yourself. And total cost of ownership can't just be determined by price. There are reasons why people choose Mac over Windows and vice versa. People are willing to pay more in some cases to get the value (real or not) they perceive.
 

Macman8472

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It's 14 hours, 13 minutes into 14 Dec, and yet in the UK, you can't order it even if you wanted to. So why does Apple say it will be available on 14.12.2017. Are they waiting till 11.50pm? OK, rant over. But seriously Apple, your American prices for RAM are raping us customers. They seem to force you to buy the 128Gb version, as 32, or 64 are simply not good enough. Why won't Apple give us customers a 128gb version or more on the standard 5k iMac? Not impressed with Apple hardware for the last 8 years, getting worse, costs more, deliver less, less user-friendly, and now zero user-upgrades.
 

neuropsychguy

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$11,979 maxed out with education discount (except not paying extra for the trackpad).

$12,406.99 education price for everything maxed and every option included (VESA mount adapter, trackpad and mouse, Pro Apps for Education, etc.).
 
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Dave245

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People complaining about the price need to realise that the iMac Pro isn't aimed at the average consumer, we are talking professional editors, content creators and so on. Movie studios will buy these, it is not very often you see a Windows machine in the editing labs (at least not here in the UK).
 

surfer3907

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I can’t imagine the component parts of a Windows machine ever coming to a total of $13k.

Mac is a convenience platform, not a power platform. Whoever spends that much on a Mac is crazy, and whoever thought those prices would sell is even crazier. That’s why the trashcan Mac Pro didn’t sell, and that’s why I believe this one won’t either.
Mac OS, in the form you know it now, is a Unix operating system. It's a great OS for those looking for an alternative to Linux (Linux is targeted more towards the server market, as opposed to the creative or software development market). Final Cut is Mac-only.

Also, comparable Xeon-powered Windows workstations from HP, Lenovo etc not only come without a monitor and in a tower form factor, they also tend to come with 1000-2000W power supplies as opposed to the 500W power supply of the iMac Pro (this includes the display, if I'm not wrong). This means that the iMac Pro will use much less energy.
 
I can’t imagine the component parts of a Windows machine ever coming to a total of $13k.

Mac is a convenience platform, not a power platform. Whoever spends that much on a Mac is crazy, and whoever thought those prices would sell is even crazier. That’s why the trashcan Mac Pro didn’t sell, and that’s why I believe this one won’t either.
Apple made an Apple Watch out of gold and priced it in Rolex territory. People bought it. "Too expensive" vs. "just right" vs. "too cheap" is all eye (or wallet) of the beholder. Try this slideshow for other examples many of us might find shocking: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/splurges-filthy-rich/ And very recently this: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-salvator-mundi-christies-auction.html with much speculation the painting might not even be authentic.