- Kif Leswing
- Apple started selling the iMac Pro on Thursday.
- The desktop computer starts at $4,999 and can cost up to $13,348 if you choose all the upgrades.
- If you buy an iMac Pro, the soonest you can get it is December 27.
Apple’s iMac Pro, its most powerful and expensive computer, went on sale on Thursday.
The desktop, which is intended for professional users like photographers and developers, starts at $5000.
But what happens when you get absolutely every single bell and whistle – such as the most powerful processor available, 128GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD, the optional trackpad, and the graphics card upgrade?
You get a beast of a machine for which Apple charges $13,348. But for some users, getting a five-digit desktop can make sense, especially since parts like the RAM in the computer aren’t upgradable after you purchase it.
If you get the maxed-out iMac Pro, it won’t ship for 6 to 8 weeks, or sometime in February. But if you get a more common configuration, you can be using it as soon as December 27, or two days after Christmas.
Here’s the maxed-out configuration we mocked up: