Apple to take orders for the Mac Pro from today. Price is $2999 only

Apple will start taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer on Thursday.


Apple will start taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer on Thursday. The black, cylinder-shaped machine is assembled in Austin, Texas, consistent with Apple's pledge to move manufacturing of an existing Mac line to the US.

The Mac Pro, long considered a work horse among graphics and film professionals, is now one-eighth the volume of the previous, boxy model and is about 10 inches (25 centimeters) tall. With a starting price of $2,999, the computer can be configured with a faster processor, more memory and other attributes.

Apple to take orders for the Mac Pro from today. Price is 99 only

Apple's new Mac Pro is seen in this file photo. AP

Apple isn't making the Pro available for immediate pick up at a retail store. Customers must order online or at a store for delivery or store pickup.

The new Mac Pro has the Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs for Graphics and is only is 9.9-inches tall.

Key features include:

• Intel Xeon E5 chipset with upto 12 processor cores.
• It has two AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs.
• According to Apple, the all-new Mac Pro is up to 2.5 times faster than the current Mac Pro and delivers up to an amazing 7 teraflops of compute power.
• It has 4 USB 3.0 ports, 6 Thunderbolt ports. Users can connect three 4k displays to the machine.
• The new Mac Pro also features PCIe-based flash storage that is up to 10 times faster than conventional desktop hard drives.

With inputs from Associated Press