Apple's new Mac Pro available as of tomorrow starting at $2,999

By Shawn Knight · 32 replies
Dec 18, 2013
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  1. Apple has said their new Mac Pro will hit the market tomorrow, December 19, making good on the promise of a December ship date announced back in October. If you still have a lot of wiggle room on your holiday...

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  2. I-ashtray
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    I would get one simply because it (VAGUELY) looks like r2d2.
  4. Your computer looks better?
  5. My two year old computer is better and it cost me a little less than 3k (2 years ago...). And I can max out any game at 2560x1440. Anyways, Apple may as well charge $4,999, isuckers will pay anything.
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    If this had dual CPUs, it would be a really good deal. Too bad it only has a quad core and only 256GB of storage.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    It is configurable all the way to 12-core and 1TB of storage.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,671   +988

    Correction: It is configurable all the way to $10k and up ;)
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah but what about the price tag xD? I can build a dual Xeon E5 workstation for about 4-5K. I wonder if it is about the same.
  10. All that money spent and it still cant run quake live anymore.
  11. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    I wonder if this will be displayed in showrooms with a price tag of "LOL"
  12. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    I would wait till tomorrow when it is announced, before making final judgements.

    There was a rumour that they might announce a 4K monitor at the same time, because if they don't, this whole new bucket won't be worth a spit, since it is primarily targeted at graphics designers and editors. Their major AD claim is support for 3 x 4K monitors, without which it turns into a charade.
  13. Looks like the automatic trashcan I own.
  14. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I'm with those who say that it looks like a trashcan. It's embarrassing to admit that because the design is pretty clever, and the way it moves heat through the device is certainly unique. I don't know how efficient or functional that cooling design will be, but I could appreciate how quiet they claim it to be at idle. And I like that they offer 802.11ac WiFi plus 2 ea. 1 Gbps Ethernet ports. But personally, I would have liked to see a single GPU option and something in the $1.5 - 2K price range.

    The 450W power supply looks small for four GPU's and one full sized CPU.
  15. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I'm curious if it sounds like a jet engine when the fan is going at full speed.
  16. Acespaces

    Acespaces TS Member Posts: 85   +12

    Damn this will cost a pretty penny. 300,000 pennies and it doesnt even include a mouse, monitor or keyboard. Not only if buy quality speakers with this bad boy to! Your looking at a final price point of about 3,400 Doll hairs.
  17. Dear Steve Jobs,

    Apple's new mac doesn't look premium. It looks like a shitty capsule with a nuclear reactor inside.

    Your fan,
  18. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    I don't think Steve Jobs will ever be able to read that tho -.-'
  19. To all the haters. Have you actually go through the components to see how much they cost from a store like amazon?
    And those saying its an ashtray, they managed to build those components in such a small factor with noise reduction (im still wating on that though), and that's what you come up with? An ashtray? Lol seriously try harder.

    For the components inside and the form factor, the price is actually ok.
    And no, I don't own any mac. I just like to see a company trying to do something unique (given that its good and functional) .
  20. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon TS Addict Posts: 161   +51

    No one is buying this to play games. It's aimed at professionals and small to medium-sized businesses that perform audio/video and rendering work. Also, given that Apple products are notorious for keeping their resale value very high even 3-4 years out, it's an expensive investment upfront but over time, it is rather cheap if you can manage to resell it. Secondly, people who buy these computers and own their own businesses tend to write off computer equipment anyway, which further reduces the cost of ownership.
  21. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    The next time Apple comes up anything unique on their own it'll be the first time. There isn't an idea, design or patent they haven't copied (or stolen) from someone else first.
  22. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    It really depends on the type of work you do for a living and whether you feel comfortable with apple's OS or MS's OS... Computers like these always cost alot of money and I would like to say the next thing about the unique stuf etc. etc.

    I rather see it as a "stolen" or "copied" which works fantastic than a fresh and unique idea full of plants and bees (Bugs). Because when I decide to buy something like this its work related and I dont want to spend too much time fixing bugs or calling the company to solve them for me instead of doing my work.
  23. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    lies. all lies.
    H3llion and PirateShepardN7 like this.
  24. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 174

    "It was clearly time for a redesign and Apple hasn’t disappointed."

    -The design looks awful. Looks like a trash can.
  25. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    I did check actually and a very quick run through put it at around $500 less than Apple, that is with some parts being better like the GPU since the W7000 has more RAM than their version and the MB being dual CPU and 3 PCIe x16 slots since I couldn't find a good one that is single slot and dual PCIe x16. I am sure if I tried for more than 5 minutes I could do even better. I will say it took more than one store to get the parts, but overall not difficult.

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