“Perhaps more mysterious than the stealthy look of Apple’s upcoming Mac Pro desktop is its price tag, which has yet to be announced,” Josh Lowensohn reports for CNET.

“So how much will the machine — previous models of which have, for a decade, hovered around a $2,500 entry-level price tag — cost when it arrives later this year?” Lowensohn reports. CNET reached out to IHS iSuppli to find out, and the answer is not so simple.”

“Based on some rough estimates of comparable hardware, components, and labor, just the raw cost of the machine could total $2,800, the firm said,” Lowensohn reports. “That’s $300 more than the price Apple sells its existing, entry-level model for. Ramp it up with a higher-end processor, more SSD storage and RAM, and that could climb to $4,755. None of this, by the way, is taking into account the extra cost that goes on top, where Apple makes any profit.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Just a guess: Starts at US$2,999.

Anything less would be a bonus and anything more (within reason) is still doable on a relatively low volume, niche Mac such as this.