Apple gave Mac fanatics their first look at the new $6,000 Mac Pro at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in July, and after months of speculation on the desktop computer’s eventual release date, the day to pre-order the infamous cheese grater–lookin’ processor is nigh.
According to TechCrunch, Apple customers received email notifications stating that the Mac Pro will be available to pre-order on Dec. 10, but the emails gave no indication as to when those pre-orders would ship.
When the Mac Pro was first unveiled, many noticed its uncanny resemblance to a cheese grater. The grater-y holes in the desktop tower are actually vents for its fans, which keep the computer quiet and protect it from overheating. That said, it also looks like it could do some serious damage to a block of Parmesan.
From Mashable’s earlier reporting on the Mac Pro: “Starting at $5,999, the Mac Pro packs Intel Xeon processors up to 28 cores and 1.2 terabytes of RAM. It also comes with eight PCIe expansion slots and two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards.”
The $6,000 asking price is only for the computer tower itself. Mashable also reported on the Pro Display XDR, optimized for the Mac Pro, which “features a 32-inch 6K Retina display with 10-bit color, 1,600-nit brightness, and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.”
The monitor cost starts at $4,999.
Happy grating — I mean creating!