Mac Pro will be available before the end of the year, starts at $2,999

Mac Pro will be available before the end of the year, starts at $2,999

Apple has announced from their live event that the long anticipated Mac Pro refresh will still be happening before the end of the year. Apple has however announced that the price will start at $2,999 for a base model.

The base model Mac Pro features 3.7HGz quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB DRAM, 2GB VRAM each, and a 256GB SSD. Other configurations will be available upon launch as well.

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I know they're powerful but that's too damn much for an entry point, especially considering the only decent expansion options are pricey external thunderbolt. Didn't they learn anything from Cube?

I've been very critical of the design, but this price makes sense. Unlike with the Cube, this device is only targeted at a small niche - a class of users who a) will pay top dollar for power and b) who have been *starved* for any updates at all from Apple for 3 years.

No, it is not going to sell zillions, at this or any other price. But Apple knows this, and I would be surprised if at $3k they do not sell out their entire (small, by Apple standards) initial production run.

Yup. I think we're going to be a bit surprised about how well these start taking off after the new year. I've got to order three of them totally maxed out and I'll bet I get closer to 6k or 7k per machine before it's all over.

I think consumers are really going to go for this in the medium and long run.

I don't think it will amount to much in terms of mainstream sales - it is too expensive, and the type of power it offers is all but irrelevant to just about every regular Joe user out there.

But it doesn't have to dent the mainstream to be a success.

You make some good points, and I hardly think it will flop like the Cube. The Cube was an awesome machine and I owned one, but it was competing with the full sized PowerMac. It was the ultimate niche product. The Mac Pro has no competition. If it was competing with a full sized Mac Pro with the same capabilities but expandable, it would flop just like the Cube did. I may end up with one eventually if they show up on the refurb page. Maybe a Gen 2. I'm not saying it isn't awesome.

I am into music production, I would love to have one. The things I could do, but $3,000.00 entry level, you know you will need more, and that will be the ouch factor price. It is hard to justify the costs. It is calling me, but I will show restraint. Too bad Apple does not take trades. I have a guitar, or two I would give up for the Mac Pro. Yeah right.