Fire up your credit cards because Apple's redesigned Mac Pro will hit store shelves on Thursday, December 19. The company made the announcement on Wednesday and said that pricing will start at US$2,999.
Apple's completely redesigned Mac Pro goes on sale Thursday
The new Mac Pro does away with the boxy cheese grater look in favor of a compact cylinder design. It includes 4-core, 6-core, or 8-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, up to 64GB RAM, up to 1TB PCIe solid state storage instead of spinning hard drives, AMD's FirePro graphics with up to 6GB RAM, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, built-in HDMI video out, optical and analog audio out, support for up to four 4K high resolution displays or six Thunderbolt displays, and 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The quad-core model runs at 3.7GHz with 10MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 12GB RAM, dual AMD FirePro D300 graphics processors, and 256GB storage for $2,999. The 6-core model runs at 3.5GHz with 12MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 16GB RAM, dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics processors, and 256GB storage for $3,999.
Apple's new Mac Pros will be available through the company's retail and online stores, as well as authorized third-party reseller.