Apple Announces When You Can Order the New Mac Pro

Apple has revealed the official order date for the long-awaited Mac Pro and Pro Display.

We knew as early as November that the Mac Pro and Pro Display were set to ship sometime in December, and while Apple has still yet to confirm an official ship date, the company has announced that both the Mac Pro and Pro Display will be available to order starting December 10.

Back in June, Apple unveiled the completely redesigned Mac Pro, which not only boasted features like 360-degree system access, 32" 6K Pro Display, and an all-new "cheesegrater" tower design, but also impressive under-the-hood specs like 8-28 cores, Intel Xeon W processor, 32GB-1.5TB of memory, and support for up to eight 4K displays, four 5K displays, or four Pro Display XDRs.

Here are the specs for the new Mac Pro: 

Tech Specs

  • 8-28 cores
  • Intel Xeon W processor
  • 32GB-1.5TB memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 580X, Pro Vega II, or Pro Vega II Duo
  • Two HDMI 2.0 ports on card
  • Support for up to eight 4K displays, four 5K displays, or four Pro Display XDRs 
  • Up to 2933MHz DDR4 ECC memory
  • Up to 140GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 6 channel memory system
  • Afterburner ProRes and ProRes Raw accelerator card
  • 256GB-4TB SSD
  • Support for: USB 3, Thunderbolt 4, Ethernet, USB-C, DisplayPort, 3.5mm headphone jack

Pricing and Availability

  • The Mac Pro starts at $5,999
  • Pro Display XDR: $4,999
  • Pro Stand: $999
  • VESA Mount Adapter: $199

Again, Apple hasn't announced an official ship date for either the Mac Pro or Pro Display, but pre-orders will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10.     

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Nice

December 9, 2019 at 8:42PM

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Thunderbolt 4?

December 10, 2019 at 2:45AM

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Richard Lewis
3D Specialist
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"The Mac Pro starts at $5,999"

Is there any reason why I should pay 6 grands for Apple if I can have a faster Windows PC for less than a half? I mean: a PC with at least 12 cores (24 threads) at 3.8 GHz, 64 GB RAM, an NVIDIA GPU card with 8 GB RAM and more for $2,300!

December 10, 2019 at 8:55AM, Edited December 10, 8:55AM

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JeffreyWalther
Steadicam Operator/Owner
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Because it has a fancy logo on it and the OS is "better" =) If all you use is Final Cut, then its a worthy purchase, maybe. For anyone else, overpriced design over function that doesn't make you a better editor, designer or whatever you're using it for. There are endless choices of cool PC cases that don't look like they belong in a giant's kitchen=) And you can fill them with ANYTHING you want and not be locked into what Apple lets you.

December 11, 2019 at 5:01AM, Edited December 11, 5:01AM

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Josh.R
Motion Designer/Predator
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If you spec this machine out as far as it can go... it costs $52,199.

December 11, 2019 at 9:07AM

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aaron trinder
Director
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Here's your choice in the real world: You can expect your fairly cheap boss to buy Imacs as long as possible before he'll fork over 53K each for the fancy cheese grater.

Which reminds me, buy a Mac Pro,... or buy a Tesla 3 and have enough left over for a nice vacation? hmmmm.

December 12, 2019 at 11:33AM

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Ed Flynn
Animator-illustrator-filmmaker
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