After months of waiting, the iMac Pro is finally about to hit the retail shelves this week, but be ready to shell out a nice penny to put it in your hands. The device will be offered in multiple variations with different CPUs, GPUs, RAMs and storage configurations at different price points. Either way, we know you're eagerly waiting for all the drugs, so let the chat call and get right to the point. Here is everything you want to know about the first iMac Pro: from the data sheet to the price and availability:
Apple iMac Pro Specifications
|Display||27-inch (5120 x 2880) 5K Retina display with 500 nits brightness|
|processor||Intel Xeon W-2145 (8-Core, 3, 7 GHz, 11 MB L3 cache) W-2155 (10-core L3 cache, 3, 3 GHz, 13, 75 MB) W-2195 (18-core, 2 , 3 GHz, 24, 75 MB L3 cache)|
|RAM||Up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC at 2666 MHz|
|storage||1 TB / 2 TB / 4 TB SSD options|
|GPU||Radeon Pro Vega 56 (8 GB HBM2 memory) / Radeon Pro Vega 64 (16 GB HBM2 memory)|
|Connectors||Ethernet Nbase-T (up to 10 Gb) with RJ-45 connectors 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C) 4x USB 3 ports SDXC card slot with support for UHS-II 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi – 802.11ac Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.2|
|Electrical and operational requirements||Line voltage: 100-240 V AC Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase Operating temperature: 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C) Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing Operating altitude: tested up to 16,400 feet (5,000 meters)|
|Operating system||macOS Alta Sierra|
|dimensions||Height: 20.3 inches (51.6 cm) Width: 25.6 inches (65.0 cm) Depth (with stand): 8 inches (20.3 cm) Weight: 21.5 pounds (9.7 kg)|
Price and availability of Apple iMac Pro
The price of iMac Pro it will start at $ 4,999 for the basic variant with 8-core chips, 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD storage. Although there is no official word on the cost of higher-end models, prices are expected to rise significantly. As mentioned above, the device will be available for purchase in the United States from this Thursday, December 14 . We expect Apple to eventually launch at least some of the variants in other parts of the world in the coming weeks, although, at the moment, there is no official confirmation about it.
The iMac Pro is the result of a concerted appeal by the developer community for an ultra-high-end machine that can be used to run resource-rich software. It will be interesting to see how the device is received by its target audience, but the initial impressions appear to be quite decent. Having said that, we will have to wait for the official version to be able to say something with more certainty.