There’s been some freakage over the fact that you can max out Apple’s new, long-awaited tower Mac Pro at roughly $53,000 . But aside from the custom $400 wheels, it’s laughable that that price has made headlines. Here’s the truth: For a workstation, it’s nothing. You can gear up HP’s top-end Z8 G4 , for example, with dual 28-core Xeons, dual Nvidia 32GB Quadro GV100s, 22TB SSD and more for $107,000 without breaking a sweat. In fact, Apple’s configuration prices are right in line with typical industry ones. And remember — those are only the options Apple offers in its Mac Pro system configurator. Toss in three HDX accelerators for Avid Pro Tools and that adds another $13,000 or so. Now playing: Watch this: Apple’s Mac Pro maxes out at over $50,000, Microsoft… 1:31 CNET Now All the latest tech news delivered to your inbox. It’s FREE! But Apple’s one-size-fits-all approach poses drawbacks. On the low end, $6,000 is a lot to pay for an entry-level model, especially with a 256GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 580X. That size drive can hold a handful of pro graphics applications, but that’s probably about it. You should definitely think about upping to… Read full this story
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