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Mac Pro Loaded Up, Pre Apple Event

I haven’t done one of these in awhile 1 but on the eve of the Mac Pro as we know it possibly disappearing, here’s what the most expensive Mac (non-server) you can order from Apple is looking like 2:

Mac Pro

  • Two 3.06GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon (12 cores)
  • 64GB (8x8GB)
  • 512GB solid-state drive
  • 512GB solid-state drive
  • 512GB solid-state drive
  • 2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive (Might as well have one big drive for back up/storage)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • One 18x SuperDrive
  • Apple LED Cinema Display (27″ flat panel)
  • Apple LED Cinema Display (27″ flat panel)
  • Magic Mouse
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Price before tax – $12,917.00. Applecare for $279 would be a no-brainer if you’re buying all that.

Now how about the iMac?

iMac

  • 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 4X8GB
  • 1TB Flash Storage
  • Apple USB SuperDrive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide

Price before tax – $4,088.00.

We’ll see how this looks by tomorrow afternoon after the Apple event. If the Mac Pro gets a final release date and new cinema (cough retina cough) displays get released, I suspect the $12k price point could actually go higher and not lower for the latest, greatest Mac.


  1. The last time was December, 2012 but I didn’t price out the most expensive Mac possible. 
  2. Canadian pricing obviously. It’s the only currency that’s worth talking aboot eh?