Apple releases Mac Pro Thursday

By Samantha Ravenscroft,

Apple’s Mac Pro is going on sale Thursday, right in time for a last minute gift for that special someone on your Christmas list.

The Mac Pro is a cylindrical tower, a much different look than previous Apple desktops, and is marked with a $3,000 price tag. The new Mac Pro has a 3.7 Ghz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 12 GB of RAM, two FirePro D500 graphics processing units and 256 GB of flash storage.

Apple is also selling a $4,000 model with a different processor and more RAM. The tech giant is allowing users to opt for upgrades to the processors. Apple offers the option to upgrade to 1TB of flash storage.

The computer’s power is its main selling point, and Apple is targeting professional and semi-professional music producers, videographers and photographers in their marketing presentations about the computer. according to the Los Angeles Times. This is definitely not a device aimed at the regular home computer user.

According to the Washington Post, the computer will be available online, in Apple stores and at some other re-sellers starting Thursday. However, Apple has not guaranteed delivery by Christmas, so that’s always something to keep in mind when placing an order for this new piece of tech.

Apple is using the launch of this computer as a showcase that the firm is not lacking in innovation following the death of Steve Jobs. In addition, Apple has highlighted its efforts to bring manufacturing back to the United States with Mac Pro inscriptions reading, “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in the U.S.A.”

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