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.
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?