Earlier this year, Apple unveiled its most powerful desktop computer ever, the iMac Pro, and revealed that it would have a launch before the end of the year.
Unfortunately at the time, the company wasn’t ready to circle down an exact date on the calendar for potential buyers. But that has finally changed, as the company has just announced that the iMac Pro will officially go on sale beginning December 14. In the United States, pricing will start at $4,999.
The iMac Pro is a machine built to be powerful right out of the gate, but it is also meant to be configurable, so potential owners can pick and choose the features they want in the areas they want. The all-in-one machine offers a 27-inch 5K display to start, and under the hood it can be built-to-order with an 18-core Intel Xeon processor.
The hardware also supports up to a 4TB SSD, up to 128GB of ECC RAM, and the iMac Pro also supports the AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 GPU with 16GB of HBM2 memory. As far as ports are concerned, the iMac Pro offers four Thunderbolt 3, a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, an SD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and four USB-A 3.0 ports on the back.
It has a Space Gray design, and it also comes with a Space Gray Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Keyboard with Numeric Pad to match the aesthetic.
To make sure that all of this hardware can work in the familiar iMac design without overheating, the iMac Pro features a new cooling system that Apple says offers 80% more cooling capacity over the traditional desktops offered by the company.
It is also worth noting that the 8- and 10-core iMac Pro will be available beginning on Thursday. However, the 14- and 18-core iMac Pro models will be available in the early stages of 2018. Apple has not announced a specific launch date for those models just yet.
The iMac Pro is a pricey machine, but considering the power it outputs, it certainly makes sense.