Yesterday we announced that Apple’s redesigned Mac Pro would officially launch and sure enough today it is available to order through the company’s online stores, retail stores and select authorized Apple retailers.
Unfortunately if you were thinking about buying one online within December you will be disappointed to find out that availability has already slipped with new orders currently being shipped in February.
This rapid delay in shipping can only mean one thing, Apple is struggling to manufacture the Mac Pro at a fast enough pace. Some of the reasons rumored for the delay include Intel’s chips being in short supply and of course Apple shifting assembly to the United States.
As MacRumors reports “the new Mac Pro is available in two stock configurations, starting with a $2999 model equipped with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 12 GB of RAM, dual AMD FirePro D300 graphics chips, and 256 GB of flash storage. A higher-level $3999 model bumps the specs to a 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics.”
Then you of course have additional build-to-order options that allow you to extend the specs of your rig to a 12-core processor, 64 GB of RAM, dual AMD FirePro D700 graphics, and 1 TB of flash storage.
If you fully spec out a 12-core Mac Pro with 64GB of RAM, dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs and 1TB of PCI-e based flash storage you are looking at $9599 in the United States.