Apple’s latest Mac Pro, the high-end desktop built in the U.S. that you’ve been anticipating for years, will finally go on sale tomorrow. Announced at WWDC back in June, the new machine sports a brand new design and cutting-edge hardware throughout, and it will start at $2,999.
The new Mac Pro may look small at just 9.9 inches tall, but it’s packing some serious specifications. Inside it you’ll find the latest Intel Xeon E5 processors, dual “workstation-class” AMD FirePro GPUs, up to 64GB of ultra-fast ECC DDR3 RAM, and up to 1TB of solid-state storage.
The $2,999 base model features a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of RAM, dual FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, and a 256GB solid-state drive. The $3,999 model comes with a 3.5GHz six-core Xeon E5 processor, 16GB of RAM, dual FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, and 256GB of solid-state storage.
You can also build your own Mac Pro to add 8-core and 12-core Xeon E5 CPUs, FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of VRAM, up to 64GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of flash storage. As Tim Cook noted on Twitter this morning, this is the “most powerful Mac ever.”
We have begun manufacturing the Mac Pro in Austin. It’s the most powerful Mac ever. Orders start tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Jrd1Gic3Ya
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 18, 2013
The new Mac Pro will be available to order starting December 19 in the Apple online store, at Apple retail stores, and select Apple authorized resellers.