iMac Pro Orders Now Open 

Well, it’s here. You can now order an iMac Pro. As expected, the base $4,999 model includes:

  • 3.2 GHz 8-core Xeon W CPU with Turbo Boost to 4.2 GHz)
  • 32 GB DDR4 EEC RAM
  • Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8 GB HBM2 Memory
  • 1 TB SSD

From there, everything is configurable.

CPU Options:

  • 3.2 GHz 8-core with Turbo Boost to 4.2 GHz: Stock
  • 3.0 GHz 10-core with Turbo Boost to 4.5 GHz: +$800
  • 2.5 GHz 14-core with Turbo Boost to 4.3 Ghz: +$1,600
  • 2.3 GHz 18-core with Turbo Boost to 4.3 Ghz: +$2,400

The 14 and 18-core options aren’t shipping until February.

RAM Options:

  • 32 GB DDR4 EEC RAM: Stock
  • 64 GB DDR4 EEC RAM: +$800
  • 128 GB DDR4 EEC RAM: +$2,400

Storage Options:

  • 1 TB SSD: Stock
  • 2 TB SSD: +$800
  • 4 TB SSD: +$2,800

GPU Options:

  • Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8 GB HBM2 Memory: Stock
  • Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16 GB HBM2 Memory: +$600

Other Options

The machine comes with a Space Gray extended Magic keyboard and Magic Mouse in the box. A Space Gray Magic Trackpad 2 can be swapped for the mouse for an extra $50. To have both will run you $149 more.

The VESA mount adaptor kit is $79. Unlike the Retina iMac, this can be added by the customer; the other iMacs must be ordered VESA-ready or not, and can’t be changed after the fact.

Mercifully, AppleCare+ is the same $169 it is for other iMacs.

Burning a Pile of Money

A fully loaded iMac Pro costs $13,348.

I think a common order will be a 10-core machine with 64 GB of RAM but the stock GPU and SSD. That’s the machine that I’ve had in mind, and it runs $6,748. I know that’s a lot more Mac than I’ve ever had, but I’m having second thoughts: