We were at the WWDC 2019 opening keynote and we checked out Apple's new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. The interior is structured for modularity and flexibility, addressing one of the big pain points of the outgoing Mac Pro design. So, it was a bit of a surprise when Apple released what can only be defined as an atrocious design decision with the new Mac Pro.
Essentially, anyone willing to fork out the money - which we'll get to shortly - will have far more control over customisation when it comes to the computer's specs, and will be further upgradable with the purchase of MPX Modules.
The Apple Pro Display XDR is set to launch this fall for $4,999, while the Pro Stand will cost an extra $999.More news: Google Is Hosting Own Stadia Connect Event On 6 June
The new Mac Pro is going to start at $5999. And while I'm certainly new video professional, the powerful and adaptable new Mac Pro does seem like a much-needed course correction.
On the other hand, the iMac Pro is a much more elegant device. The new Mac Pro ditches the trash-can design of the last Mac Pro, and brings back the tower design clad in Aluminium. Which is odd because Apple normally doesn't want you to do anything at all inside their computers. We did, indeed. The Mac Pro offers a variety of CPU options, starting at the low end with a 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon W 8-core processor that can handle 16 threads of execution at a time and stretching into the high-performance stratosphere with a 28-core 2.5 GHz Intel Xeon W, capable of supporting as many as 64 threads of execution.
According to Phil Schiller, Apple's senior VP of marketing, Mac Pro is designed for users who need to get an extreme performance from a system that's expandable and configurable. It is a 6K Retina display with a resolution of 6015x2284 and has a consistent brightness rating of 1000 nits. Throw in the base price of $5,999 of the Mac Pro itself and you are already looking at a machine that's priced at $32,500. Regardless, the Mac Pro easily wins here.More news: Trump state visit: Americans thank Royal Family for 'babysitting [their] garbage'
Are you planning on picking up one of these?
Unlike the previous generation of Mac Pro models, which sacrificed capability for compactness, this Mac Pro is made to be configured and reconfigured to suit the needs of a wide range of professional users.More news: OnePlus 7 goes on sale today: Price, specifications, offers