Goodbye Trash Can, Hello Cheese Grater: Apple Debuts All-New Mac Pro

Finally, the Mac professionals have been waiting for

Six years since the “Trash Can” Mac Pro, Apple is bringing back the Mac Pro to its modular glory. The all-new design is a modern interpretation of the OG model heralding back to the mid-2000s. You get a stainless steel frame with aluminum handles and a unique “cheese grater” pattern to promote maximum airflow. Speaking of airflow, the 2019 Mac Pro has three huge fans blowing at a rate of 300 cubic feet per minute. If you want it to be mobile, you can equip it with wheels for easy transport.

Making up for the constrained design of the 2nd-generation Mac Pro, the 2019 Mac Pro is modular and delivers all the power professionals will need. Configuration options include a 28-core Intel Xeon Processor, up to 1.5TB RAM via its 12 DIMM slots, eight PCI Express slots (four of them being double-wide to accommodate bigger cards), and options for AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega 2 or Radeon Pro Vega 2 Duo.

Expansion card options include an MPX Module—a quad-wide PCIe card that can accommodate two GPUs and has its own heat sink, a dedicated “Afterburner” video editing card, and an I/O module that adds two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Together with the 2019 Mac Pro, Apple introduced an all-new 32-inch display called the Pro Display XDR. The pro-grade display has a 6K (6,016 x 3,384) resolution, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 1,000 nits of brightness. It comes with Thunderbolt 3, enabling users to connect up to four monitors for more screen estate.

The Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999(~Php 259k), while the 2019 Mac Pro starts at $5,999(~Php 310.2k) for a configuration that includes an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, 32GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and AMD WX 7100 GPU.


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