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Apple announces new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR at WWDC19: Price, Features

Apple has announced the redesigned and all the more powerful Mac Pro alongside Apple Pro Display XDR, which according to the company “are the most powerful tools Apple has ever put in the hands of pro customers”.

The Mac Pro, announced at WWDC19, is designed to deliver the maximum power any PC can with up to 28 core processors, a massive 1.5TB RAM capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots (up to 4TB SSD) and four slots for GPUs or two MPX Modules.

Mac Pro also introduces the Apple Afterburner — an accelerator card that enables users to play three streams of 8K ProRes RAW videos simultaneously.

Both the Pro devices are coming later this year in Fall. Customers will have to pay $5,999 for the base model of the new Mac Pro, $4,999 for the Pro Display XDR, $999 for the Pro Stand and $199 for the VESA Mount Adapter.

However, if you’re looking to purchase a Mac Pro with the amped up 28 core processor Intel Xeon W, 1.5TB of RAM, 64GB HBM2 AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo and 4TB of SSD, it’s going to cost you a lot more. But if you’re looking for the ultimate PC performance money can buy at this point in time

In $5,999, you get a Mac Pro with eight-core Intel Xeon W, 32GB RAM, 8GB DDR5 AMD Radeon Pro 580X and 256GB SSD. You can check out its complete list of specs available here.

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Apple announces new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR: Price, Features“We designed Mac Pro for users who require a modular system with extreme performance, expansion and configurability. With its powerful Xeon processors, massive memory capacity, groundbreaking GPU architecture, PCIe expansion, Afterburner accelerator card and jaw-dropping design, the new Mac Pro is a monster that will enable pros to do their life’s best work,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The Pro Display features a 32-inch Retina 6K display with P3 wide and 10-bit colour and 1600 nits of peak brightness. The display also has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Apple announces new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR: Price, Features“Pro Display XDR is the world’s best pro display and the perfect companion to the all-new Mac Pro. With Retina 6K resolution, gorgeous colour, extreme brightness and contrast ratio, and highly functional design, Pro Display XDR delivers the most comprehensive set of features ever offered on any display at this price point.”

A lot of you might be thinking — and I was too — why the extra $999 price tag for the Pro Stand? Well, lucky for me and those who follow him, Youtuber MKBHD explained the price tag. In a video titled ‘2019 Mac Pro Impressions: Cheese Grater is Back’, Marques Brownlee explains that unlike us common users a lot of heavy PC users — designers, gamers — usually have a stand for their displays and just switch their display sans the stand. You can check out the video below to learn more about the Mac Pro.

Also read: Apple announces its first octa-core MacBook Pro: Price, availability and specs

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