Apple's Highest Spec New Mac Pro Will Cost An Absurd Amount

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Apple recently announced the all-new Mac Pro, which they stated would come with a $6000 price tag - of course, this figure is only the base model with the price rising significantly if you want the top spec.

By shopping around for the equivalent parts needed to build a top-spec unit, reporters at The Verge speculate that “$33,720.88 is likely the bare minimum” cost of a fully kitted-out Mac Pro. This is without adding in the price of GPUs or a Pro Display XDR screen.

This is how they got to the mind-blowing figure: one Mac Book Pro ($6,000); 12 128GB DDR4 ECC RAM sticks costing roughly $1,388.99 each ($17,867.88); two 2TB SSD hard drives ($2,400); a 2.5GHz, 28-core Intel Xeon W processor (approximately $7,453); two AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs (at least $12,000); an Apple Afterburner accelerator card (optional, price unknown); an Apple Pro Display XDR monitor ($5,000); an Apple Pro stand for the XDR monitor ($1,000); and, finally, an Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 ($228).

That's an estimated figure of $51,948.88 if you're on the lookout for a top-tier Mac Pro.