Apple on Tuesday told us a lot more about its Mac Pro that's due out later this year. If you're in the U.S., you know it's going to set you back about $3,000. But what about folks in the UK? According to Pocket-Lint, you can expect to pay £2,499 for the base model of Mac Pro in the United Kingdom. Not great when you consider the U.S. price tag is well under £2,000 by today's exchange rates, but not unexpected.
Assembled in the United States, the Mac Pro features a 3.7 GHz quad-core Xeon from Intel. This is working alongside two AMD FirePro D300 GPUs, 12 GB of 1866MHz 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 £2,499, you can expect that baseline price to rise if you make changes to the specs.
The Mac Pro's glossy, cylindrical design is drastically different than anything Apple has done before. Apple's marketing chief Phillip Schiller called the center of the Mac Pro's design a "thermal core" back in June. The cooling solution is certainly innovative, featuring a center piece made of a three-sided heatsink, with each side cooling the entire length of each PCB. A single large fan pulls the hot air up and out.
Apple promised a December ship date at its event on Tuesday though the company didn't specify whether the Mac Pro would enjoy a global roll out at that time.