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.

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Source: Apple