2019 Mac Pro’s ‘Sweet Spot’ Configuration Costs Half its Fully Loaded Price

Apple’s new Mac Pro went on sale earlier this month with a fully loaded machine costing as much as $71,229 CAD in Canada. However, the tech-experts over at ZDNet believe the ‘sweet spot’ configuration of Apple’s new super-computer costs nearly half its fully loaded price.

2019 Mac Pro Silver

Here’s how you can best configure the 2019 Mac Pro for pro video editing:

  • 3.2GHz 16-core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
  • 192GB (6x32GB) of DDR4 ECC memory
  • Radeon Pro Vega II Duo with 2x32GB of HBM2 memory
  • 4TB SSD storage
  • Stainless steel frame with feet
  • Magic Mouse 2
  • Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad – US English
  • $17,599.00 USD
  • Pro Display XDR with stand $5,998.00 USD

The grand total for the above configuration comes in at around $23,597 USD ($30,627 CAD plus tax). While the price is still quite high, the experts say it’s not that bad when compared to previous high-end Macs.

For comparison, look at an earlier high-end pro machine. The Apple Macintosh IIfx cost $8970 for the base model in 1990, $17,652 in today’s dollars. Of course, you’d want to outfit that with the stunning Apple Macintosh 21″ Color Display, with incredible 1152×870 resolution, at the then price of $4599, or $8685 in today’s dollars, for a grand total of $26337. 

Does this configuration make you feel better about the new Mac Pro price?

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