See what Apple's $6,000 Mac Pro looks like on your desk with your iPhone or iPad
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is quite the investment for creators out there. Apple wants to ease you in, literally letting you visualize your new life with the Mac Pro and $4,999 Pro Display XDR monitor by creating a 3D render you can position on your desk or table.
If you own an
-- which, if you're considering a Mac Pro, I assume you do -- Apple's online store allows you to use AR to see the powerful computer on your desk (or wherever you may wish to put it).
Apple announced the $5,999 entry-level configuration of the Mac Pro on Monday at
. It 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.
Higher-end configurations of the 2019 Mac Pro feature some new and very heavy duty components, including 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.
Meanwhile, the Pro Display XDR's chief feature is high-dynamic range (HDR). Doing HDR correctly requires a lot of horsepower to illuminate the screen, and the XDR monitor can get exceedingly bright -- and stay that way. Apple says an advanced cooling system can maintain its 1,000 nits brightness "indefinitely."
Apple likened the new display to professional reference monitors in the $40,000 price range.
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