Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

Randall Craig
June 9, 2017

One significant addition to the Apple family is the new iMac Pro, an all-in-one behemoth set to start shipping in December that the company is aiming specifically at enterprise users running enormous workloads. It also comes with a beautifully crisp 27-inch Retina 5K display, flawless working on advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. If you wish to get the Wi-Fi + cellular model, you will need to be a premium of Rs.11,000 for each storage variant. And now that idea is more powerful than ever. The new iPad Pro was unveiled at Apple's WWDC in San Jose. As a quick refresher, Apple's flagship MacBook Pro was derided for being overpriced and under-powered, with many users lamenting the fact that Apple's pro-oriented machine could only support 16GB of RAM.

The biggest upgrade went to Apple's iMac line, all of which will get a performance boost with Intel's 7th generation Kady Lake processors as well as increased memory capacity (though boosting your system's memory will cost you).

Likewise, Apple has updated its MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops with Kaby Lake processors for faster processing and extended battery life.

Another thing that's stayed the same is price: The MacBook will still start at $1,299 - which will get you a model with a entry-level Core m3 chip and 256 GB of storage - and reach up to $1,949 as you go up the specs ladder.

Apple 's iPads are about to become multitasking powerhouses much more capable of challenging laptops.

Apple launched its new range of Macs at the World Wide Developer Conference 2017 Monday.

Readers might be anxious about the workstation components cramped into an iMac frame but Apple says it has got you covered.


The latest version of macOS is High Sierra, and it while it doesn't reinvent the wheel, it has a lot of features we're looking forward to. The devices that have appeared, such as the MacBook Pro, have failed to resonate with professional audiences.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro will be starting at $1,299 with 2.3GHz dual-core Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB of SSD. The price for the top-end iMac comes in at a not insignificant £2,799.

However, the iMac comes with what's an expensive option for PCs: the great 5K Retina monitor built-in.

"Apple cares deeply about the Mac, we have every intention to keep going and investing in the Mac", Schiller told an invite-only group of reporters and influential bloggers in early April.

This makes it faster than the quickest older 27-inch iMac with Intel Core i7 inside, by a decent margin.

The new 1TB Fusion drive in the 27-inch iMac is snappy, hitting just below 1400 megabyte per second reads and 900MBps writes which is very good.

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