Apple iMac Pro coming December 14 for a hefty $4999

Apple iMac Pro coming December 14 for a hefty $4999

Apple iMac Pro coming December 14 for a hefty $4999

The Apple iMac Pro will be available for purchase starting December 14.

The original iMac family has been an unabashed consumer-centric machine with admirable processing performance, and passable graphics (even offering dedicated GPUs in some configurations).

It seems as if the iMac Pro is still targeted to creative professionals, with the capabilities to handle high-performance tasks like easy editing of 3D graphics and 4K video.

It'll also offer up to 128GB of ECC memory and 4TB of SSD storage, 10Gb/sec Ethernet, support for up to two RAID arrays and two external 5K displays.

Apple unveiled the company's new iMac, the iMac Pro, back at WWDC earlier this year.

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All the accessories also come in the new color scheme, including a new Magic Keyboard with a numeric keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2.

The desktop arrives at a pivotal point for Apple with Microsoft encroaching on its territory with its Surface line of devices.

Pushing all the graphics on the 5K display is the AMD Radeon Pro Vega with 8GB of HBM2, enabling the device to fetch data at up to 400GB per second and pushing up to 11 teraflops of power.

For now there is no word on the India launch of the iMac Pro. The iMac Pro will have a base price of $4,999 (about N1,784,734) when it goes on sale on December 14 - so hopefully you've been saving up for it since June. While still impressive, pricing has not yet been revealed on the maxed-out model with the specifications mentioned above. "This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time", said John Ternus, Apple's vice president of hardware engineering at the event. Once we get Middle East prices, we'll let you know.

Additional specs include a 1080p front-facing camera, quad microphones, Bluetooth 4.2 and built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Just like the other iMac computers, the iMac Pro is all display, with the rest of the hardware crammed inside handsome aluminium shell behind the screen.

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