The $40,000 Mac Pro
The new Mac Pro is a pretty amazing device. For the last decade or so, the top of the line system has been a 40 pound behemoth housed in a hulking aluminum case. This latest version is in a tiny cylinder. The difference is size is jarring. The old systems were 20.1″x8.1″x18.7″. The new ones are 6.6″ x 9.9″.
That tiny cylinder is packed full with the latest and greatest: The latest Xeon processors (up to 12 cores), dual GPUs, PCIe-based storage, Thunderbolt 2, support for 4k video. It really is remarkable, both as a design, and as a marker of where our technology is heading. Systems will be shipping in December, for a starting price of $2999.
If, however, you have a few extra dollars to throw at your computing solution, there is a one-of-a-kind option. Jony Ive and Marc newson have put together a special edition of the new Pro to be auctioned off for Red at Sotheby’s. The estimated price going in is $40,000 – $60,000.