Last month Apple announced a few new items in their line-up, new iMacs, Magic Trackpad and also new Mac Pros. Those Mac Pros have now arrived coming in 4, 8 or 12 core versions. The mammoth 12-core is made up of Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors, something no other consumers manufacturer is offering.
Whilst the top of the line 12-core monster comes with 6GB RAM included, more people after this kind of serious grunt will want to up that (up to 32GB). There’s also the option to upgrade to the top of the line 2.93Ghz processor, or throw in up to 4 SSDs if you’ve got cash to burn (or are into 4k video editing).
The Australian Apple Tax is still at play with the same system at US$4,999 costing A$6,999.
One things for sure, these are killer machines, perfect for high-end production. Hopefully this spawns update cycles from PC manufacturers and the price war on Intel’s latest creations can begin.
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