iMac Pro is available to buy right now

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The new iMac Pro brings awesome firepower to the desktop this December.
This is Apple's most powerful Mac ever.
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Apple’s eagerly-anticipaed iMac Pro is finally available to buy, six months after Apple first showcased the new computer at WWDC.

The “most powerful Mac ever” can be purchased today in 8-core and 10-core variations, while 14- and 18-core models can be pre-ordered for shipping in 6-8 weeks. Prices start at $4,999.

In terms of spec, the new iMac Pro offers 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, which you can upgrade to either 64GB or 128GB. On top of that, there’s 1 terabyte of solid state storage, a Radeon Vega Pro graphics chipset with 8GB of RAM, a 27-inch Retina 5K display, and all the usual things you’d expect from a top-of-the-line Mac.

The actual machine looks a whole lot like a regular iMac, but comes in space gray instead of silver (including both the keyboard and trackpad). It also packs a snazzy black Lightning cable that’s not available to buy separately. In addition, you get four Thunderbolt 3 ports for powering two 5K displays or four 4K displays at once, a 10-gigabit Ethernet port, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

A new thermal design means the iMac Pro runs 80 percent cooler than a regular Mac. And a special T2 chip, which stores encrypted passwords and acts as a hardware encryption engine, brings a welcome security boost.

Will you be buying an iMac Pro? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Apple

  • Cheese

    “In terms of spec, the new iMac Pro offers 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, which you can upgrade to either 64GB or 128GB of storage.” May want to remove the “storage” part.