A maxed-out Mac Pro costs an eye-watering $53,000

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And a 16-inch MacBook Pro!
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The 2019 Mac Pro is finally available to order, with prices starting at $5,999. That’s not cheap … until you compare it to the cost of a maxed-out model with all the bells and whistles.

Add every available upgrade and Apple’s newest machine suddenly skyrockets to an eye-watering $52,748.

That’s $12,848 more than a Tesla Cybertruck!

Professional users who have been waiting years for a customizable Mac Pro will have no hesitation dropping $5,999 on the new model today. And you get an incredibly powerful machine for your money.

The entry-level option packs an 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, 32GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and two Radeon Pro 580X graphics cards with 8GB of memory apiece. It’s a beast (apart from the measly SSD).

But you’ll be amazed at what you can get if you go all-out.

Maxing out a 2019 Mac Pro

Spend another $7,000 and you can upgrade to a 28-core (28 cores!) Intel Xeon W processor clocked at 2.5GHz, with Turbo Boost to 4.4GHz. Another $25,000 gets you 1.5TB (12x 128GB) of DDR4 RAM.

The largest available SSD is the 4TB model, which is an extra $1,400. And the beefiest GPU option is two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo chips with 32GB of memory each, priced at $10,800.

Adding Apple’s own Afterburner card, which promises better video performance in apps like Final Cut Pro X, is $2,000. And as we noted earlier, adding wheels to your Mac Pro case is $400.

Finally, there’s the Magic Trackpad in silver and black, which is exclusive to Mac Pro and can only be purchased alongside the machine. That’s an extra $50 by itself, but if you want a Magic Mouse, too, it’s $149 in total.

The grand total

The grand total for all this hardware is $52,748.

It makes this Mac Pro Apple’s most expensive machine to date. And in case you were wondering, here’s what else you could get with that kind of money:

  • 211x AirPods Pro
  • 75x iPhone 11
  • 48x MacBook Air
  • 11x iMac Pro

Yeah … a maxed-out Mac Pro isn’t cheap. Are you buying one?