New Mac Pro for content creation professionals ships this December starting at $2,999

By Shawn Knight · 17 replies
Oct 23, 2013
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  1. Apple’s new Mac Pro – the same one that was first showcased back at WWDC 2013 in June (yet never shipped) – will be made available in December starting at $2,999.

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  2. AccordXTC

    AccordXTC TS Rookie Posts: 23   +12

    Wow HDMI 1.4 means 4K at only 30 frames. No thanks Apple outta date out of the box. It's all about HDMI 2.0 or new Display Port.
  3. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    So why doesn't this have more to say it costs a ton? I'f you really wanted to do content creation a PC with 2 xeons 64gb ram and 4 2tb HDDs would cost around same with a ton more power now macs are good but the Mac pros seem waaaay over priced. The thing looks sexy as hell but it has a 50-60% price premium which ain't worth it
  4. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Posts: 370   +40

    For my opinion everyone should stepaside from the mac pro there not as good as normal pcs at the same price if anyone would even be interested stick with the normal mac and be happy with it :S this system wont output the same price to performance a normal system of that price would do..
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  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,960

    HDMI 1.4, the kind of top-notch for the top buck... was that a joke? - 'cos I didn't get it...
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  6. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 355   +73

    Now that Final Cut is a dead duck, a decent windows pc with software that actually works should do.
    wastedkill likes this.
  7. I don't get it... Why pay so much for a computer? I can have a computer so cheap... It's crazy. And it can't even play games, as Macs are terrible at games... I'd rather buy Windows PC, it's much cheaper and can play games.
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  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

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

    It does look sexy but I've got better things to waste money on.
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  9. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,379   +286

    This isn't primarily for a gaming and yes it can play games using bootcamp. Anyway, this new Mac Pro seems terrible. However, this machine seems like a big giant waste of money. Id much rather build a SR-2/SR-X system that would merc this.
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Ok, that look and case is amazing, but that price is flat out ridiculous. I could build a workstation with a significant amount more power than this for less. The price premium is ridiculous here, im sorry to apple people, but really apple, at what point did 3000 bucks for this seem like a good idea.
  11. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,321

    R2-D2 anyone?
  12. rub900

    rub900 TS Member Posts: 76   +6

    Wow they have an i5. Wow way to go Apple. Work that five year old chip!
  13. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,268   +437

    Yes that price is laughable.
  14. GunsAblazin

    GunsAblazin TS Enthusiast Posts: 75

    I wonder why they didn't use WRAM, it's supposed to be faster and cheaper.
  15. Novulux

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  16. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    E5 it is a quad-core Xeon.
  17. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,321

    i5 =/=e5.
  18. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,960

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