Well, I guess it is long overdue, but here it is, the ‘pro’ version (read: pricier) of iMac, aptly called iMac Pro, is finally here. It is a move that makes sense since iMac has, since its introduction, attracted a serious number of professional users. If you don’t already know, iMac Pro is an entirely new product line and it is geared towards “pro users who love the all-in-one design of iMac and require workstation-class performance,” Apple said in the official press release.
Featuring Xeon processors of up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a massive 27-inch Retina 5K display, the newest addition to the iMac family is the fastest, most powerful Mac ever made. Then again, don’t every Mac are when they are first introduced? Anywho, coming in at just 5 mm thin at its thinnest end (read: the edges), the new iMac Pro is, like the iMac, super sleek and it also happens to be the first iMac to feature the new space gray colorway with matching finish accessories (yup, keyboard and all).
Specifications you can expect include up to 18-Core 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon W with Turbo Boost up to 4.3 GHz, configurable to Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16 GB of HBM2 memory, up to 128 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC memory, up 4 TB SSD, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, supports up to two 5K external displays at 60Hz, or up to four 4K UHD or 4K external displays at 60 Hz, Thunderbolt 3 digital video output, native DisplayPort output over USB-C, built-in stereo speakers, four microphones, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, SDXC card slot, Ethernet port, four USB 3 ports, four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, wireless a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.2 technology.
So, there you have it, the new iMac Pro. If you are a creative professional, developer, scientist or researcher, photographer, music producers, or video editor (or just a very rich dude), this beast in shiny space gray armor is ready to serve you, but not before you part with at least $4,999 of your very hard earned money. The Apple iMac Pro is already shipping as we speak.
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