Following reports that Apple business representatives have been offering detailed price quotes for the new Mac Pro to business customers, MacRumors has taken the initiative to combine and compare the quotes received by various customers. Since these price quotes are actually provided by Apple representatives, they are likely to represent Apple’s final end-user retail prices when the machine finally launches.
For upgrades beyond the $3999 high-end stock configuration, here is our estimated pricing (all prices relative to the stock model):
CPU (Stock: 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5)
– 3.0GHz 8-core: +$1500
– 2.7GHz 12-core: +$3000
Graphics (Stock: Dual AMD FirePro D500 with 3GB GDDR5)
– Dual AMD FirePro D700 with 6 GB GDDR5: +$600
RAM (Stock: 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC – 4x4GB)
– 32GB (4x8GB): +$400
– 64GB (4x16GB): +$1600
Flash Storage (Stock: 256GB PCIe-based)
– 512GB: +$300
– 1TB: +$800
[…] We have not seen any exact breakdowns of how much each of those changes contributes to the overall $1000 price difference between stock configurations […]
All in all, the upgrade prices do not seem unreasonable, and in a large sense, are exactly what users have expected. We now know almost everything there is to know about Apple’s new Mac Pro, which is scheduled for release sometime this month. The only thing we don’t know is why it hasn’t been released yet – or when it will actually go up for sale!
Readers: Are any of you planning on buying a new Mac Pro? Sound off in the comments!