WWDC 2019: Apple debuts new Mac Pro starting at $5,999

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According to Apple, the three-dimensional interlocking hemisphere pattern simultaneously assists with airflow by maximizing surface area and makes the case rigid but lightweight.

The wheels, I'm told, screw right into place after the regular legs are removed. But this time, it feels like Apple is just showing off, because some specs of the new Pro are totally insane. The processors also feature large L2 and shared L3 caches and 64 PCI Express lanes. The system can be upgraded to a processor with up to 28 cores, up to 1.5 terabytes of system memory and a more powerful graphics card. With this update, the company is working to win back a niche audience that is essential to the Apple brand, imbuing the company with the cachet of the creative class. The device is configurable with up to 1.5TB of system memory. Then, for the first time in a graphics card, additional PCIe lanes were created to integrate Thunderbolt and provide increased capability. MPX stands for "Mac Pro Extension" and is what the name suggests. These will be installed in two of Apple's MDX Modules and linked with its Infinity Fabric. In terms of graphical abilities, the system can be packed with AMD's Radeon Pro Vega 2 or Radeon Pro Vega 2 Duo, and if the latter is doubled, you effectively get four GPUs with a total of 128GB worth of graphics memory.

The new Mac Pro blows the old version out of the water, featuring a redesigned, modular, stainless steel frame with 360-interior access. The port selection includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

"With macOS Catalina, we're bringing fresh new apps to the Mac, starting with new standalone versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app", said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. In the new Mac Pro there are a whole bunch of expansion ports for adding various devices. That's about 40% more screen space than a Retina 5K display. For colour reproduction this display offers a true 10-bit colour depth and P3 wide gamut.

The 9mm bezels are super narrow and the screen comes in two models: glossy glass and a matte finish.

It starts at $5,999 (likely £5,999 too) and can be purchased alongside a high-spec computer monitor. And despite not being an OLED, Apple touts a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, though we don't yet know if this is dynamic or static. And you better like it, because aside from Apple's $US200 ($286) VESA mount adaptor, the Pro Stand is your only non-DIY choice for keeping that fancy monitor from falling over. However, Apple did say that the base configuration-with an 8-core CPU, 32GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD-would cost you $6000.

The monitor sits on a beefy L-shaped stand ($999) with a dual-hinge design so that you can adjust the height and angle.



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