Have $3,000 lying around? Apple Inc. is promoting the release of the Mac Pro, ready for orders starting today with a unique angle compared to their mobile devices. The Mac Pro boasts a Made in the USA label. When many look at the Mac Pro workstation there is the factor of “what is it?” With its cylinder shape, many are baffled at how this odd-looking item could be touted with a starting price tag of $2,999.
This device isn’t intended for the faint-hearted when it comes to technology. Its robust specs make the MacBook Pro shiver within its super slim frame. Below are the detailed specs:
- 9.9-inches tall
- Boasts the 3.7 GHz quad core, Intel Xeon E5 processor.
- The processing speeds? Apple Inc. wanted to make fans swoon and this was it; speeds are up to 3.9 GHz. In addition, reviews list the Mac Pro as a quiet but deadly beast. Streaming massive HD videos? The Mac Pro covers that like a boss and offers silence in processing response.
- 12GB of storage memory with 256GB of PCIe based flash storage.
- 2Gb of VRAM and of course the impressive dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs.
- Oh, these specs are for the “basic” version for that $2,999 price-tag. Feeling faint, yet?
The next boost up on this ready to go, Made in the USA machine is priced at $3,999 and sports enhanced memory at 16GB, 3GB of VRAM each and the AMD FirePro is a kicked up D500 GPUs. Basically, if someone is looking for the crème de la crème of the Apple, Inc. line-up, this is it. It is also ready for orders starting today. Keyboard and mouse are sold separately.
With the China Labor Law reports escaping regarding manufacturer conditions, it seems Tim Cook and Apple Inc. is looking to make some changes. The Mac Pro is leading the way of a Made in the USA campaign that Apple is looking to maintain. The manufacturing of what Cook calls the “most powerful Mac ever” was completed at an Austin, Texas plant. The parts, cited Cook in a previous interview, are made in the USA. This marks a huge promotional aspect for the US market over competitors who still shop overseas for parts.
No word has been forthcoming if Cook will consider moving the manufacturing of the hottest devices, the iPhones and iPads, to the US. While the Mac Pro is an excellent platform to begin a domesticated line-up, the biggest change would be seen if mobile devices were moved from facilities in China to the USA. This could promote a bigger appeal to the American, buying public. In addition, jobs could become a center-point of productivity and provide an economic boost.
The Mac Pro is not an everyday purchase and if Apple Inc. sells a million units in the first year, that would mark a path of success. The juggernaut of technology is intended for a niche market of users, extremely high-end and attainable by those with expansive checking accounts. The Mac Pro can handle the connection of up to three 4K displays or the connection of up to six Thunderbolt displays. It is running on OS X Mavericks with amazing features like AirDrop, AirPlay and commonly seen features like Spotlight Search, and social media integration.
Apple Inc. rolled out the big poppa of machinery today with the Mac Pro. Labeled as a Made in the USA product, the success of sales can determine if Cook and Apple will ponder moving other manufacturing choices to the US. Thrilled about this newest update for the Mac Pro? How about that Made in the USA label? Share in the comments below.