The $6,000 starting price for Apple's new Mac Pro may be difficult to swallow. But that entry level price pales in comparison to the more than $50,000 Apple charges for the top-of-the-line model that comes with the most powerful specifications.
Apple made the Mac Pro available to order on Tuesday after announcing in November that the new professional-grade computer would launch in December. The Mac Pro is designed for professionals in need of a computer than can handle heavy workloads, like processing huge data sets or working with multiple feeds of 8K footage simultaneously. As such, it's really being targeted at professional video editors that work in the film and TV industries that need a video-editing powerhouse, rather than the everyday consumer or enterprise customer.With that price tag of more than $50,000, you'll get a beefy 28-core processor, 1.5TB of memory, two RadeonPro Vega II Duo GPUs - which Apple says offers 28 teraflops of performance - and 4TB of storage. Adding Apple's Afterburner card, an accelerator card that enables playback of three streams of RAW 8K video at once, will cost an extra $2,000.