Technology

Apple Mac Pro finally on sale

December 19, 2013

The super-powerful desktop computer will go on sale today. - AFP/Relaxnews pic, December 19, 2013.The super-powerful desktop computer will go on sale today. - AFP/Relaxnews pic, December 19, 2013.The wait is over. Apple's super-sleek super-fast professional desktop will be launching in time for Christmas.

The fastest and most powerful personal computer in Apple's 37-year history will be going on sale today.

Apple has been teasing its design and features since June and promoting its endless scope for customisation.

And now, for $2999 (RM9,700), consumers will be able to snap up the "entry-level" model which boasts a 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, two AMD FirePro D500 workstation GPUs (each one has 2GB of dedicated RAM) plus 256GB of on-board flash storage.

For $3999 (RM13,000) customers can upgrade all of that to 3.5GHz six-core processor, an extra 1GB of dedicated RAM for each graphics card, 16GB of RAM, but the same 265GB of flash storage.

But for those that need the ultimate in speed and performance and for whom money is no object, a 12-core processor, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of system RAM can be specified, as can 1TB of flash storage. In other words, the computational equivalent of ordering a BMW. Just visit Apple's dedicated Mac Pro site.

Apple says that the computer will not just be available to order online from today, it can also be bought from its retail stores meaning that for some people it could be a very happy Christmas. But don't forget to buy a monitor, keyboard and mouse too, none of which are included as standard. - AFP/Relaxnews, December 19, 2013.