December 12th 2017
By Mike Flaminio
On Thursday, Apple will begin taking orders for the iMac Pro. Last summer, Apple announced the iMac Pro would ship in December.
The iMac Pro is an Intel Xeon-based Mac with 8, 10 or 18 core process. The iMac Pro will ship with a Radeon Pro Vega graphics processor with 8 GB of HBM2 memory and optionally up to 16 GB of memory. The GPU drives a built-in 27-inch 5K display. Memory configurations start at 32 GB and is configurable up to 128 GB. It also ships with 1 TB SSD with up to a 4 TB option is available.
No pricing is listed yet for the various options, but Apple previously announced it will start at $5000.
The challenge for me is this is a really expensive non-upgradable computer. We'll have to see if there are any upgrades available, but it seems unlikely in the iMac format. The old silver Mac Pros were very expensive, but its expandability and upgradability gave and continues to give them long productive lives.