Why you should or shouldn’t buy Apple’s iMac Pro

“Apple’s sure-sellers for the holiday season have been on store shelves for a while now, but for fans of high-powered Macs, Christmas comes early this week with the release of the iMac Pro on Thursday,” Jason Snell writes for Macworld. “It’s undoubtedly going to take the crown as the most powerful Mac ever made—and will undoubtedly hold onto that distinction until a new Mac Pro arrives on the scene.”

“There’s a lot to be said for the iMac Pro. It’s the first Mac with workstation-level processors with a plethora of processor cores (8 and up!) since the Mac Pro in 2013. The Radeon Pro Vega is the most powerful graphic processor ever in a Mac,” Snell writes. “If you’re someone who uses a 5K iMac to get work done today, should you consider buying the iMac Pro or not?”

Apple's all new iMac Pro staring at $4999, available in December 2017
Apple’s all new iMac Pro starts at $4999, available on December 14, 2017

 
Apple's all new iMac Pro with rear case removed
Apple’s all new iMac Pro with rear case removed

 
“If you’re someone who uses Macs to get work done, and who needs the fastest Mac in existence to do that job, you might consider this: There will probably be a robust resale market for the iMac Pro when the Mac Pro comes out,” Snell writes. “You could always buy this thing and use it until 2018 or 2019 or whenever the Mac Pro arrives, then sell it and put that money toward the Mac Pro.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The iMac Pro is the most powerful Macintosh ever made.

That’s reason enough for many pros to get one now, even if they’re waiting for the Mac Pro.

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31 Comments

    1. No, it wouldn’t have gone down better. There’s a tiny but loud group of people that will not be happy with what anything Apple does in this area because Apple is “PostPC” and they’re not. The folks quibbling about a word are the folks Apple’s trying to push on to other platforms.

  1. Ordering is on line wow, base RAM is ridiculous low and $902 Canadian for an additional 32GB EEC RAM WTF.
    In Canada the Base config is $5921.00 With my corp discount and the first usable config (Extra RAM and better Graphics) is $7,500. I better win the Loto.

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