Mac Pro sells out, shipping in February

The shipping date of Apple's Mac Pro has been put back to February, so bad luck if you wanted one for Christmas.

Darth Vader's dust bin has flown off the shelves. It only went on sale on Thursday, and already the shipping date has slipped to 2014.

Head to the UK Apple site and you'll see both models of Mac Pro won't be dispatched until February. Still, it's something to look forward to in the New Year, I suppose.

Apple's Mac Pro is the most powerful Mac ever made. The entry-level model sports a 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of memory, and two graphics cards both with 2GB of VRAM, and 256GB of flash storage. And that's the cheapest model.

Though I wouldn't call it cheap exactly. It'll set you back £2,499. For that money, I'd expect Apple to chuck in a free ride in the Death Star.

That's just for the computer itself, remember. You'll also need a screen, and a keyboard and mouse. Unless you want a very attractive doorstop.

Shell out £3,299 and you get a six-core chip, along with 16GB of RAM and 3GB of VRAM for the graphics chips. You can configure as you wish, of course. Go for the best of everything -- including a 2.7GHz 12-core processor, 64GB of memory, 1TB of storage, a Sharp 32-inch 4K display as well as a 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt monitor -- and you could easily spend just shy of £13,000. On a computer. One hell of a computer, admittedly, but still a computer.

The Mac Pro runs Mavericks, which is the latest version of OS X, and comes with the iWork suite and iMovie completely gratis.

Here's an ad for it.

I love the look of it, but I think my iMac will do me fine for now. It's only really design professionals who need this kind of power.

Will you be buying one? What do you think of its design? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

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    Joe has been writing about consumer tech for nearly seven years now, but his liking for all things shiny goes back to the Gameboy he received aged eight (and that he still plays on at family gatherings, much to the annoyance of his parents). His pride and joy is an Infocus projector, whose 80-inch picture elevates movie nights to a whole new level.

     

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