Mac Pro Now on Sale But Current Ship Date is February

Apple first unveiled its Mac Pro earlier this summer, at WWDC in June. Now, six months later, the desktop computer is finally available for order online. Apple today opened up Mac Pro orders via its online store. Unfortunately, though the device is now on sale, your new computer won't arrive before the holidays are over. Tim Cook announced on Wednesday that his company would start accepting orders for the Mac Pro today, December 19. Right now, the website states orders won't ship until February 2014.


Earlier today, the order date was listed as December 30, and then January. So it looks like first day orders are pushing the ship date considerably. Assembled in the United States, the Mac Pro features a 3.7 GHz quad-core Xeon from Intel. This is teamed with two AMD FirePro D300 GPUs, 12 GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 RAM, 256 GB of PCIe flash storage (read/write speeds of 1.2 GBps/1 GBps) and up to six Thunderbolt 2 ports. Customers can configure their Mac Pro with as much as 64 GB of RAM and 1 TB of flash storage, so while pricing starts at $2,999, you can expect that baseline price to rise if you make changes to the specs.

One of the most notable things about the Mac Pro is the design, which is completely different to the last generation of Mac Pro desktops. For this generation, Cupertino has opted for a sleek, cylindrical design with a cooling solution called the 'thermal core.' This thermal core is a three-sided heatsink that cools the entire length of each PCB, and a single large fan pulls the hot air up and out.

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  • owens
    But I want my fancy garbage bin before Christmas in peak ordering season! this is unacceptable!!!
  • nikoli707
    only an ignorant person would want an overpriced piece of ancient technology like this. by feb 14 there will be much better technology out making this piece even more obsolete.
  • overclockingrocks
    I think I can speak for most of the Tom's audience when I say MEH! NEXT!
  • Quarkzquarkz
    The real question is, is it faster than an i7 3770K + Geforce 670 in SLI? ^_^
  • HumdrumPenguin
    Gotta be kidding me with the price and the specs. Not to mention it's probably going to run hot like hell. If you really need all that mac osx features to work on your programs (nothing that windows software can't do... but well), I'd just get an iMac instead and spend the rest on something else. Not to mention it's a pre-order.
  • cburke82
    Looks like Apple is only making desktops for workstation users now. If you look at the price of the cards they are using the value is there but this is not a computer any regular person would need at all.
  • infernocy
    a fool and his money are easily separated , now in garbage can form and gold xbox
  • dextermat
    I'd like to be so rich to be able to take a dump in a 3k black toilet :P
  • jn77
    I think my Alienware M17xR4 has more power than that thing and it looks better too.
  • ssalim
    Before reading article, I was thinking "watch this, it's going to be $1700 or more" -- whoops was I wrong.