Apple showed off the next generation Mac Pro yesterday and we still are not sure what to think about the new round design. Apple says that the desktop is designed around a revolutionary unified thermal core.
We aren't too sure about the new round chassis, but it certainly is different.
Inside the new 9.9-inch tall Apple Mac Pro you'll find Intel Xeon processors, dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based flash storage, and ultra-fast ECC memory. The Mac Pro is one of Apple's priciest products, starting at $2,499 for the most basic setup and can go up to nearly $13,000 fully loaded. Not too many people are in the market for a $2500 and up desktop PC, but we all know that some photographers, videographers, designers and animators will be picking one up. The best part about the launch of the new Apple Mac Pro is all the jokes that are going around about it. My favorite is this one over at 9GAG.
“With the latest Xeon processors, dual FirePro GPUs, ECC memory, PCIe-based flash and Thunderbolt 2, all built around a revolutionary thermal core, the next generation Mac Pro is the most radical Mac yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “All this performance and expandability is packed into a dramatic new design that’s one-eighth the volume, and best of all, it will be assembled here in the USA.”