Highly anticipated: Apple’s e mail has been despatched and the date is locked: you’ll be in a position to shell out $5,999 for a Mac Pro with 256 GB of storage, $4,999 for a monitor and not using a stand, and $999 for the stand in query on December 10. Wait, that’s not why everybody is worked up?

Announced at Apple’s WWDC again in June, the brand new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR are Apple’s re-entry into the high-end skilled workstation market, the place cash isn’t any object and solely the perfect is simply ok. The Mac Pro begins at six grand for an octa-core Xeon, 32 GB of reminiscence, an AMD Radeon Pro 580X and sure, 256 GB of SSD storage. It can be configured as much as a 28-core Xeon, 1.5 TB of reminiscence, 4 Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs and nevertheless a lot storage you would possibly want, however with these specs, you would be shelling out $50,000.

The Pro Display XDR is an excessive monitor with a 6016 by 3384 decision, 10-bit colour, a million-to-one distinction ratio, 1000 nits sustained and 1600 nits peak brightness. The non-compulsory stand additionally seems improbable, with never-before-seen options like 12 cm of peak adjustment.

Apple's Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR can be ordered starting December 10

While the December 10 date just-sorta-kinda-maybe squeezes into Apple’s “coming this Fall” timeline, it’s unlikely the Mac Pro will ship in time for billionaires to present it this Christmas with so many configurations out there.

When it does arrive, nevertheless, it’ll be fascinating to see the way it stacks up in comparison with the tech launched since its announcement, like Zen 2-based Threadripper.