Apple has finally launched its long-awaited Intel Xeon and AMD Vega-powered iMac Pros. While many of the hardware details were revealed earlier this week, we’ve now learned that to get all that Apple have to offer, it’ll cost you a cool $13,926.98 in the US and £13,006.98 in the UK.
The top spec includes the beefy 18-Core Intel Xeon W processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 128GB of DDR4 ECC memory at a speed of 2666MHz, a lovely 4TB solid state drive for storage, AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16GB of the expensive HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory 2) memory as well as Apple’s peripherals and VESA Mount Adapter Kit.
In fact, you’re forced to buy at least one of the peripherals, choosing between the Magic Mouse 2 in Space Gray, the Magic Trackpad 2 in the same colour or a bundle with them both.
For the top spec hardware along, this costs $13,427 or £12,507 without any pre-installed software. If we include Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, which most people would to fully utilise a system like this, the total would shoot up to $13,926.98 in the US and £13,006.98 in the UK.
Of course, there are many configurations, as the top end of its ‘recommended configurations’ brings the pricing down to $9,599/£9,039. This would net you the 10-Core Xeon at 3.0GHz, Vega 64 16GB, 128GB memory and 2TB of storage, without software, the VESA mount and including just the Magic Mouse 2.
For reference, the cheapest offering comes in at $4,999/£4,899, which contains the 8-Core Xeon at 3.2GHz, 8GB Vega 56, 32GB of memory and 1TB of storage, again without all of the trimmings.
KitGuru Says: While I see use for these machines, I don’t think any of these offer value for money that bodes well for personal use. These are geared towards professionals, as stated in the name, who will push the system to its limits with 4K video editing and 3D modelling. What do you think of Apple’s latest line of iMac Pros?