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iMac Pro Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 177
Article Title = iMac Pro Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 5th June 2017
Article Last Updated = 22nd June 2017
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?177

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about the iMac Pro
Q. What is the iMac Pro?
A. It is a professional version of Apple's iMac computer.
Q. What do you mean by "professional"?
A. Very high end with high specifications thus very fast, very powerful and expensive (albeit Apple did state that to choose similar specifications with other brand computers would end up costing you more).
Q. Is this the next generation, redesigned Mac Pro Apple has talked about relaunching?
A. No. Apple states "In addition to the new iMac Pro, Apple is working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest-end, high-throughput system in a modular design, as well as a new high-end pro display".
Q. When will the iMac Pro be available to buy?
A. Apple stated in their keynote speech at WWDC on the 5th June 2017 that it would be available in December 2017.
Q. How much will the iMac Pro cost?
A. It will start at US$4999 but you will have lots of options to choose from some of which will, obviously, dramatically increase the price (see below).
Q. What size screen does the iMac Pro have?
A. 27-inch Retina 5K display.
Q. What are the processor options?
A. 8-Core, 10-Core or 18-Core.
Q. What are the RAM options?
A. 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory.
Q. What are the storage options?
A. 1TB, 2TB or 4TB SSD (dual SSD modules).
Q. What are the graphics options?
A. Radeon Pro Vega GPU with 8GB or 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) (with up to 22 Teraflops of GPU Performance - half-precision computation).
Q. Anything else special about this Mac?
A. Yes:
  • 4x USB 3 ports
  • 4x Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports (two controllers)
  • UHS-II SDXC card slot
  • 10Gb Ethernet
  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • 500W power supply
  • 30 bit / P3 color gamut screen
  • VESA mount option / customer-removable stand
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Q. Does the iMac Pro still come with a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. Yes.
Q. Will it still be silent?
A. Yes.
Q. What version of macOS does the iMac Pro come with?
A. It comes with macoS 10.13 High Sierra.
Q. I don't want macoS 10.13. Can I install/run an earlier version of macOS on it?
A. No.
Q. Can I use the iMac Pro as a separate monitor for another computer?
A. No. That feature is no longer supported.

Article Keywords: Macintosh Mac iMac Pro

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