The little matte-blue buy button finally appeared on Apple’s Mac Pro page this morning. No hype, no fanfare, no press release, not even a cameo appearance on the homepage. The moment we have all been waiting for has come and gone with nary a peep.
So why even throw a post together? Simply to let you know that we here at Rocket Yard have our Mac Pro on order:
- 3.3GHz 12‑core processor
- Radeon Pro Vega II with 2x32GB of HBM2 memory
- 1TB SSD storage
- Apple Afterburner card
- Magic Mouse 2
- Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad – US English
- Accessory Kit
(And there was much rejoicing! Yay…) #montypython
There will undoubtedly be Rocket Yard unboxing and “look inside” videos forthcoming, but also opinions on real-world usage, reviews-a-plenty, perhaps even some comparison testing. Product Development will do most of the heavy lifting, because, well… that’s what they do.
PD will be all hands on deck with a few different tricked out Mac Pros, running a bevy of OWC products through their paces with plenty of testing and benchmarking. Not to mention coming up with more brilliant ideas for improving and maximizing this powerhouse to optimize user workflow and provide solutions. We’ll keep you posted with any news and findings that you may find interesting or useful.
As soon as we can compile a list of all the tests and benchmarks that we will be doing, we’ll let you know. And don’t forget to keep your eye on the Mac Pro Upgrades page at MacSales.com for information on how to get the most out of your new Mac Pro!
Did any of you Rocket Yard readers pull the trigger today? If so, let us know! If not, we understand. After all, the option to upgrade to 1.5TB of memory is currently greyed out, and you probably want that. But only if you’re planning on dropping an additional $25,0000 to have more RAM than most people have in drive space on their Macs. A fully loaded machine? $52,748.00. However, Apple is kind enough to offer 6% cashback if you use your Apple Card.
As it’s tagline states, the Mac Pro has the “Power to change everything.” Including making your pockets a bit shallower.