Nowadays, people have relied on Mac alternatives, and some have been satisfied with the iMac Pro for heavy tasks. But now, you can spend however much money you want and get a Mac Pro that’s much more modern, reliable, and modular.
When I say “however much money you want,” I mean it. The Mac Pro starts at $5,999 and goes all the way up to an eye-watering $53,247.98. Below, I’ve broken down each of these tiers of Mac Pro so you can see what you get when you spend both the minimum and maximum amount of money on this machine.
Mac Pro: $5,999
3.5GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor (turbo boost up to 4.0GHz)
32GB DDR4 ECC memory
Radeon Pro 580X graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 memory
256GB SSD storage
Stainless steel frame with feet
Magic Mouse 2
Mac Pro: $53,247.98
2.5GHz 28-core Intel Xeon W processor (turbo boost up to 4.4GHz): +$7,000
1.5TB DDR4 ECC memory: +$25,000
Two (2) Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards with 2x32GB HBM2 memory each: +$10,800
4TB SSD storage: +$1,400
Apple Afterburner card: +$2,000
Stainless steel frame with wheels: +$400
Magic Mouse 2 + Magic Trackpad 2: +$149
Final Cut Pro X: +$299
Logic Pro X: +$199
It’s important to note that the Mac Pro does not include a monitor no matter how much money you spend. That’s something Apple is glad to sell you separately.
To coincide with the machine, the iPhone maker has the Pro Display XDR, a super high-end monitor that no average consumer should ever buy. It costs $4,999 on its own and $5,998 if you want the stand. I still don’t know why Apple doesn’t sell the monitor and stand together, but I guess it’s for the same reasons Microsoft still doesn’t sell the Surface Pro bundled with the keyboard: money.
Oh, and by the way, the $4,999 Pro Display XDR goes up to $7,197 if you get it with nano-texture glass (+$1,000), the Pro Stand (+$999), and a VESA Mount Adapter (+$199). This means you could be paying $60,444.98 for a complete Mac Pro experience. That’s crazy.