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.