Every tech geek has been excited since Apple announced the release of Apple’s new Mac Pro 2019 at WWDC2019 event. Unsurprisingly, its been years since Apple updated its Mac Pros. So, let’s get into this and see what are the top features of Apple new Mac Pro 2019.
Now, we don’t want to sound so dramatic or over the top but this is one of the best mac ever, now we are not saying because it is one of the heaviest and most expensive macs. It is best because it has so much room to grow despite its elegant beauty. Let’s start from scratch and talk about its pricing.
Mac Pro 2019 Price
If you go to the Apple site you’ll see that they will soon be releasing their rack version of mac pro whose releasing date has yet not been finalized. Anyhow, their rack version will be starting from $6,499. Mac Pro tower with its basic configuration starts from $5,999 all the way up to $54,447.98. This customized configuration includes the upgrades of processors, memory, GPU, storage, Apple afterburn card, casing wheels, magic mouse 2, magic trackpad 2, and software that are final cut pro X and Log Pro X. Including all these addons will cost your new Mac Pro 2019, a total of $54,447.98. Still, if this is out of your budget, you can go for a refurbished Mac Pro or Macbook Pro and enjoy the same Apple experience in your budget.
Mac Pro 2019 Specs
The base version of Mac Pro 2019 that costs $6,499 is jammed with 3.5GHz 8-core Intel Xenon W processor which can be turbo boosted up to 4.0GHz. Other processors that are offered are 3.3GHz 12-core, 3.2GHz 16-core, 3.3GHz 16-core, 2.7GHZ 24-core, and 2.5GHz 28-core which can be turbo boosted up to 4.4GHz. The base version includes the 32GB(4x8GB) of DDR4 ECC memory, which can be upgraded to 1.5TB(12x128GB).
Graphics that are builtin in the base version is Radeon Pro 580x with 8GB of GDDR5 memory that can be upgraded to two Radeon PRO VEGA II DUO with 2x32GB of HBM2 memory each. Apple is also going to launch Radeon Pro W5700x with 16GB of GDDR6 memory and also a duo of this card in a single casing. They are offering the storage of 256GB SSD that can be upgraded to 8TB SSD.
Now let’s talk about the design of the new Mac Pro 2019.
What comes with Mac Pro 2019
At first, when you are going to unbox the Mac Pro 2019, you are going to realize that it is exceptionally heavy and it will make sense why they are offering wheels with it. It weighs around 8kg or 39.7lb. Its dimensions in base configurations are 52.9cm x 45cm x 21.8cm. Mac Pro 2019 comes with magic mouse 2 with a braided lightning cable which is the most high-quality lightning cable Apple has ever made. The magic mouse is black in color, unlike space gray one that came with iMac Pro. It is followed by a keyboard with a silver base and black buttons. Another thing is a black power cable also braided. Instruction to recycle the box is also included with getting started guide and the super-sized version of black Apple stickers.
Mac Pro 2019 Tower/Casing/Design
The first thing you are going to notice is its aluminum housing with little cheesegrater design. Apple says that the lattice pattern found on the Mac Pro tower is a naturally occurring phenomenon found in molecular crystal structures. The new Mac Pro 2019 design has a purpose besides just looking good it actually optimizes the airflow maximizing the Mac Pro’s thermal capacity that is super important when you have 28-core CPU and multiple dual GPUs inside.
The white strips beneath the handle act as antennas, similar to the antenna lines on iPhone. On top, it has a little power indicator, a power button, and two thunderbolt ports. A little latch in between is used to remove the aluminum housing and access the internal components. You don’t need screws to open you can just grab the latch, twist it and lift the case up.
The great thing about this case is that it provides the unobstructed 360-degree access to the interior component. That makes maintaining and installing system components much easier.
The dual-sided logic board makes it super easy to access the components. On one side of the board, you will find the processors, the graphics and PCIe expansions. On the opposite side, you see storage and memory.
Apple uses three axial fans to move air across the CPU & GPUs to cool them. That means the MPX GPU modules don’t need dedicated fans.
You surely have gone through iMac Pro. Now it surely is beat with 5k display but you are stuck with that 5k display. Whereas with the Mac Pro 2019 you are not forced to have that 5k display on your desktop if you don’t want it. Of course, there is a downside as well because you have to buy a 5k display with Mac Pro 2019. Depending on your setup it can be a positive thing as well.
If you are looking for a pro machine this is the thing for you. Especially if you looking in iMac Pro territory you should consider this one as well. iMac Pro has its advantages as well with its enclosed chassis and built-in display but in the end, you are stuck whatever you are buying. With Mac Pro, you get unlimited configuration capability. Even if you are buying a base model it is still an incredible machine from an expandability standpoint.