Apple makes iMac Pro available for order

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That changed today, with Apple announcing that the iMac Pro would be available starting from the 14th of December.

Apple's new iMac Pro starts at $5,000 and it comes with some high end specifications which includes a choice of 8 core, 10 core and 18 Core Intel Xeon processors and it features a 27 inch 5K display. "I've seldom seen a jump this dramatic before on any new generation of Macs - 20%-30% speed increases are the norm ..."

We last wrote about Apple's upcoming Xeon-and-Vega-powered iMac Pro all-in-one workstation machines back in June.

A full hands-on video by YouTuber Marques Brownlee, popularly known as MKBHD, showed that the iMac Pro has a space grey paint, which is reminiscent of this year's MacBook Pro.

Apple makes iMac Pro available for order
Apple makes iMac Pro available for order

For detailed numbers and test results, head over to the source page. Simple: Apple's clients will want to spec out their iMac Pros and secure financing or funds to acquire the machines. Given that the iMac Pro isn't upgradable, it'll likely remain a tough sell for all but Mac enthusiasts. If 8GB memory isn't enough for the GPU, you can get it configured with 16GB instead.

It seems as if the iMac Pro is still targeted to creative professionals, with the capabilities to handle high-performance tasks like easy editing of 3D graphics and 4K video.

Apple described the iMac Pro as a "lean, mean dream machine". It'll have 128GB of RAM and up to 4TB of SSD storage. Finally, there is also a 10Gb Ethernet port for fast networking.

"We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love", said John Ternus, Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering.

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