Pro Users, Your Prayers Have Been Heard
Finally Apple announced a Pro-grade desktop computer! What do you guys think?
Coming this December with 18 cores (not a joke) and in a sleek package. Best of all, this screen is 5K so some of us are going pixel blind by just staring at these numbers:
- 27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display
- 5120‑by‑2880 resolution with support for billions of colors 500 nits brightness Wide color (P3)
- Processor 8-Core 10-Core 18-Core
- Memory 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory Configurable to 64GB or 128GB
- 1TB SSD Configurable to 2TB or 4TB SSD
- Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory Configurable to Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory
- 1080p FaceTime HD camera
- Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and: Two 5120‑by‑2880 (5K) external displays at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or Four 3840-by-2160 (4K UHD) external displays at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or Four 4096‑by‑2304 (4K) external displays at 60Hz with support for millions of colors Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
- Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
- Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
- Stereo speakers
- Four microphones
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- SDXC card slot
- Ethernet 10Gb Ethernet Nbase-T Ethernet supports 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ‑45 connector
- Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
- Four USB 3 ports
- SDXC card slot with support for UHS‑II
- Space Gray Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
- Space Gray Magic Mouse 2
- Optional Space Gray Magic Trackpad 2
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
- Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
The greatest thing about the announcement is the Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor. This thing is a beast! Although Nvidia’s offerings wouldn’t be bad either, Apple has had some run ins with the company in the past, meaning we won’t see Nvidia cards in the foreseeable future.
Hopefully, Apple come to their senses and fit the new iMac with at least Bluetooth 5.0 when it’s time for launch. Being one of the biggest sellers of bluetooth enabled speakers and headphones and a heavy proponent of ditching the old 3.5mm jack, why don’t they give is the latest and greatest on this front?
The negatives aside, are you guys excited yet? Let us know in the comments!