All New Mac Pro & Apple 32″ 6K Pro Display XDR Announced
Apple has announced the all new redesigned Mac Pro, a beautiful piece of engineering that is the most powerful and most expandable Mac ever made, with prices starting at $5999.
Additionally, Apple announced the all new 32″ 6K Pro Display XDR, an impressive feature-packed display which starts at $4999. A separate Pro Stand for the Pro Display XDR is an additional $999.
New Mac Pro Specs
The base model Mac Pro will have an 8-Core Xeon CPU, 32GB RAM, and a 256GB disk drive, but the hardware is extremely expandable and supports some rather stunning specs:
- Up to 28 Core Xeon processor
- Up to 1.5 TB of RAM with 12 DIMM slots
- 8 internal PCI expansion slots
- 2 USB-A ports, 4 ThunderBolt 3 / USB-C ports
- Two ethernet ports
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse included
- Support for 2 Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs
- Support for up to 6 displays
- Optional wheels for ease of movement (the Mac Pro weighs 39lbs)
- Starting price at $5999
The new Mac Pro will be available this fall.
Spec-wise, the new Mac Pro can be configured to be incredibly powerful, though the price point may make the hardware cost prohibitive to all but a small number of professional Mac users with significant hardware budgets.
Apple Pro Display XDR Specs
The base model Apple Pro Display XDR features a 6k Retina HDR resolution display at 32″
- 32″ 6K HDR Retina LCD Pro Display
- 6K 6016 x 3384 resolution
- Superwide viewing angle
- Available in matte screen with anti-reflective coating
- Pro Stand supports height adjustment and rotation to portrait or horizontal mode
- Starts at $4999
- Pro Stand sold separately at $999
- VESA mounts optional for $199
The Pro Display XDR will also be available this fall.
Apple has suggested the Pro Display XDR is aimed at competing with ultra-expensive Reference monitors, which apparently cost upwards of $40,000. Nonetheless, the high cost of the Pro Display XDR may limit the potential customer base.
The video embedded below from Apple shows off the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR:
Anyone interested in checking out the new Mac Pro or Pro Display XDR should head on over to the Apple product website here.
How about an entry level machine that could be expanded to such a high state as this? Prices are obscene.
• 3.5mm headphone jack
I guess the Mac team isn’t as “brave” as the iOS team…
May the 3.5 mm headphone jack never die.
Take a good look at the little thermal ports. Is Apple now owned by Mercedes-Benz? Price is certainly in line with that alignment.
This looks amazing but two things…
The base price, wow?! This looks amazing but it should start at half that price so that more mid-level pros can acquire these. I hope they introduce a cheaper model down the road for that reason.
The base disk space, 256gb, is that a typo or like a joke? I mean, it’s tiny in general, but at that price? I guess if you’re already spending whopper dollars on a workstation maybe you don’t mind spending thousands more on SSD alone? Hopefully third party SSD is compatible.
Suddenly my $2000 MacBook Air, $1200 iPhone, and $1000 iPad Pro seem reasonably priced… and I got the iPad Pro on sale from Amazon!!!
I’m starting to worry that Apple may not realize that many of their customers are going to hit a price wall here for their amazing products!
Bro, why would you want a bigger internal drive? People buying that will be working off massive RAIDS, I don’t know a single studio that would be working on the internal drive. Its literally for the os and apps.
Why would you need a bigger internal drive? All you are going to run is macos and the apps? Anyone buying this machine would be editing off a massive raid storage / external set of drives?
Performance and price-wise this machine compares favorably with other Xeon based servers sold by Dell, HP or Lenovo. The 256GB flash is for the boot partition and not main storage of programs and data. Generally, when a server is purchased memory and disk are purchased separately, because everyone’s need and budget varies considerably. Memory and storage can easily add up to thousands more. This machine has 8 PCIe slots and PCIe flash cards may be a better option than SSD.
Very nice machine. I want one.