Apple's cylindrical new Mac Pro desktop goes on sale

19 December 2013

Apple's fanbois will be wetting themselves today as the company finally released the new Mac Pro desktop, which you can order through Apple's website.

The machine is cylindrical, aluminium and will cost $2,999 and upward.


The starter-version comes complete with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 CPU with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of ECC DDR3 RAM, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage.

If you shell out a bit more, it can be configured with 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory, and a 256GB SSD. That'll cost a grand extra.

If neither tickle your pickle, but you want one, you can also have them built-to-order and they'll all ship on December 30th. If you want to know more or are wealthy enough to consider ordering one, check out Apple's store.


  • jokester4
    No doubt thousands of iDiots will go buy this overpriced shit simply because they love getting mugged by Apple....
  • klingelton
    I love apple. I love the products they make - even i think this one is a bit of a mistake. The advantage with the old Mac pro was that it was fully extendible with new plug in hardware. I don't see the difference between this and an iMac now. I just don't see there being a strong place in the market for this, when far cheaper Mac products will do. Having said that, still covet!
  • Tweedskin
    Or you know, you could display the UK price seeing as that's where Bitterwallet and most of it's readers are based.....
  • motorheaduk
    Why bother, you can make a clone at much cheaper.
  • B1zarroPrim3
    I'm not a massive fan of Apple products but I do like the look of this.
  • Joulupukki
    I've used Macs for 25 years but I think this is a step back from the Mac Pro. They say it's an all-in-one design, but it's anything but. Need to read all those backup DVDs? You'll need a separate DVD drive hanging off it. Any other video editors (like me) need RAID? That's another separate box. I'll keep my Pro, thanks.
  • Han S.
    @Tweedskin - Unless the article you're cutting and pasting from has prices in dollars
  • dave
    complain there is no DVD ???? who uses CD's / DVD's these days its old tech from 1993 its 2013 mate! find something els to winge about
  • Tweedskin
    Even linked to the US store too? Fucking hell Mof....
  • Joulupukki
    @ dave Did you see the words "to read all those BACKUP DVDs"? That's historical stuff that needed to be archived before cloud servers existed and, by the sounds of it, before your balls dropped.

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