Apple’s Slick New Cylindrical Mac Pro Due Out Thursday

Staying true to its original promise, Apple will release its new Mac Pro on Thursday, which will allow the tech giant to come out with the computer before its end-of-the-year deadline. The computer, which starts at $3,000, is a completely redesigned version of its predecessor. But with extra customization options, customers could pay well over its base retail price.

On Thursday, Apple will finally allow customers to order the computer in retail stores, online, and through authorized resellers. Even though it is quite possible to build a faster computer with less money, the Mac Pro's design is something that is entirely unique and is one of the biggest selling points for the new computer.

Nothing Like the Original

Unlike the previous Mac Pro, which was heavy, bulky, and not visually appealing, this Mac Pro is actually something that consumers may want to purchase even if they do not need its power. "Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory," according to Apple's Wednesday press release.

Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro during its annual Worldwide DeveloperEUs Conference (WWDC) earlier this year and since then, rumors have continuously come out regarding how the final version would look and perform. Not only is this device lighter (11 pounds) than its predecessor, it also features a unique cylindrical design that comes in at a height of 9.9 inches.

During WWDC, Apple executive Phil Schiller considered the Mac Pro to be the future of desktop computing. He also used its unique design as a way to show that Apple has not lost its ability to innovate.

Is It Worth It?

While there are some people with deep pockets who will buy the new Mac Pro just for its unique design, the average consumer will...

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