The iMac Pro was announced earlier in the year by its manufacturer and the latter had mentioned at the time a launch for the end of the year. He didn't lie. The machine is indeed available since yesterday on the pro version of the Apple Store, for an inevitably high price.
The iMac Pro is no ordinary all-in-one. It is intended above all for professionals and companies looking for a compact machine powerful enough to be able to run the most demanding software solutions without the slightest difficulty.
To be able to meet these specifications, Apple has not done things by halves and this machine is thus endowed with a computing power rarely reached on a desktop computer.
The iMac Pro is available
The iMac Pro indeed offers in its basic configuration a Retina 5K screen with a diagonal of 27 inches and capable of displaying a resolution of 5120 x 2880 with a brightness of 500 nits and the support of DCI-P3. Behind, there is also a Xeon composed of eight cores coupled with approximately 32 GB of RAM in DDR4 format (2666 MHz) and a Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8 GB of HBM2 memory.
Storage is provided by an SSD with a capacity of 1 TB, all for a price set at exactly € 5,499.
Behind this, the most demanding users can of course invest in expensive options. Among the latter, we find in particular the possibility of switching to a 10-core Xeon (€ 960), 14-core (€ 1,920) or even 18-core (€ 2,880) for the most greedy. The 64 GB of RAM are for their part billed € 960, against € 2,880 for the 128 GB of RAM.
€ 15,339 for the most powerful configuration
Same thing on the SSD side. The 2 TB will cost you € 960 more and you will have to spend € 3,360 to be entitled to a 4 TB SSD.
The Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16 GB of RAM is not given either and it is therefore billed 720 €.
By taking all the options, we therefore end up with a painful € 15,339. The good news is that the machine comes with a Magic Keyboard, a Magic Mouse 2 (both in space gray) and a black Lightning cable that you would not otherwise find.
Too bad for those who had already sold one of their kidneys for the iPhone X.