Apple finally reveals when its pricey ‘cheese grater’ Mac Pro will become available


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By Brenda Stolyar

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If the words Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR don’t ring any bells, maybe the words “cheese grater” will jog your memory. On Wednesday, Apple finally announced the desktop that looks more at home in the kitchen than in the office, will be available in December.

Apple originally unveiled its Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR in June at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. While it was confirmed the hardware would be available in the Fall, the company remained tight-lipped on specific dates.

Please don't actually grate cheese on this.

Please don’t actually grate cheese on this.

Image: Apple

Starting at $5,999, the Mac Pro packs Intel Xeon processors up to 28 cores and 1.2 terabytes of  RAM. It also comes with eight PCIe expansion slots and two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards. The infamous holes on the front are for its internal fans, allowing the tower to stay cool and quiet. 

Meanwhile, the Pro Display XDR features a 32-inch 6K Retina display with 10-bit color, 1,600-nit brightness, and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. As for pricing, this impressive machine can be yours starting at $4,999. 

The Pro Display XDR costs $4,999. No, that's not a typo.

The Pro Display XDR costs $4,999. No, that’s not a typo.

Image: Apple

Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t revealed the exact day in December the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available, but you’ll be able purchase it through the company’s official website.

But if you’re looking for a more portable setup, Apple also released its first 16-inch MacBook Pro. Starting at $2,399, it comes equipped with six speakers and a Magic Keyboard that’s, hopefully, more reliable than the infamous butterfly keyboard included on its predecessors.

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