The tower configuration with 8 cores, 32 GB of RAM and just 256 GB of disk space starts at $5999. That’s $1000 more than the base iMac Pro, which has weaker graphics but a 1 TB SSD and a “free” monitor.
The wheels cost $400, the graphics accelerator “Afterburner” card costs $2000, and the 8 TB SSD option introduced with the 16-inch MacBook Pro isn’t available yet.
Fully maxed, the machine carries a price tag of $52,748.
I don’t think the Mac Pro has lost its status as a symbol of everything the Mac can be, and a representative of Apple’s commitment to pushing the platform forward.
The Mac Pro is not for everyone, but for those who need it, today’s a great day. Long live the cheese grater.