For a company that's been notoriously hesitant to release products that can be modified by users, this might feel a little unusual. The base $5,999 model starts with an 8-core Intel Xeon W processor.
Spend another $7,000 and you can upgrade to a 28-core (28 cores!) Intel Xeon W processor clocked at 2.5GHz, with Turbo Boost to 4.4GHz. Upgrade options include the newer Radeon Pro W5700X - roughly equivalent to AMD's recently launched Radeon Pro W5700 - and the top option is up to two AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards in MPX form-factor.
But the real stunner is adding 1.5TB of RAM to the equation.
Opting for wheels adds $400 to the tally, but c'mon, if you're spending north of fifty grand, you might as splurge, right?
The end price is obscene, and no sane consumer needs such a powerful machine.
Yeah ... a maxed-out Mac Pro isn't cheap. It's made to appeal to companies and professionals that focus on graphic design, video, and research, and thus need to run heavy duty software programs and 3D simulations.
But you'll be amazed at what you can get if you go all-out. Infamously, the monitor doesn't come with a stand or VESA mount adapter, and these have to be purchased separately for $999 and $199, respectively. When my colleague Napier Lopez revealed the company would release the Pro this month, he mentioned the rather steep base price - $5,999 - and added, "Expect that price to rise dramatically as you add fancier components".
If you happen to misplace or lose your cloth, Apple said you can contact its support staff for a new one.