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.
- 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.
- 32 GB DDR4 EEC RAM: Stock
- 64 GB DDR4 EEC RAM: +$800
- 128 GB DDR4 EEC RAM: +$2,400
- 1 TB SSD: Stock
- 2 TB SSD: +$800
- 4 TB SSD: +$2,800
- Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8 GB HBM2 Memory: Stock
- Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16 GB HBM2 Memory: +$600
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:
Been contemplating the iMac Pro, but even a loaded 2017 5K iMac would be a big step up for a good bit less money. That may be my route until a second-gen iMac Pro. We’ll see what option pricing looks like tomorrow.
— Stephen Hackett (@ismh) December 14, 2017