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Apple Mac Pro: Expensive, sleek and definitely not for grating cheese

Sporting a stark lattice design, the Mac Pro is Apple's new $5,999 computer.

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Apple has debuted the new Mac Pro -- a dramatically retooled version of its flagship desktop computer that had not been significantly updated since 2013 -- on Monday at WWDC. It will be available starting in the fall.

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The new $5,999 entry-level configuration features an eight-core Xeon processor, 32GB of RAM, a Radeon Pro 580X graphics card and a 256GB SSD, and will start shipping in the fall.

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However, higher-end configurations of the 2019 Mac Pro feature some new and very heavy duty components. They include a new Radeon Pro Vega II graphics processor and a specialized graphics card, Apple Afterburner, that can process more than 6 billion pixels per second.

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The device has a stainless steel frame that offers 360-degree interior access.

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There's up to 28-core Intel Xeon with 300 watts of power, up to 1.5TB of system memory and eight PCIe expansion slots.

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In addition to the new computer, Apple also announced a new 6K Retina display.

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The new model looks more like the company's previous "cheese grater" design, which offers far greater customizability than the "trash can" aesthetic of the 2013 Mac Pro.

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The 2019 version features a stainless steel frame and aluminum case that, when removed, provides unfettered access to the Mac Pro's interior.  

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That makes the new Mac Pro distinct from most modern Apple devices, which are designed to be upgraded rather than easily modified (or repaired).   

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A few more looks at the "cheese grater" design of the Mac Pro.  

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The new Mac Pro is easily the most powerful computer Apple has ever sold, and will compete with high-end Windows-based PCs optimized for handling hardcore video editing and multimedia applications.  

For more information, check out the Mac Pro's full specs here.

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