|Release date||December 14, 2017|
|CPU||Intel Xeon W|
|Related articles||Mac Pro, Mac Mini, iMac|
The iMac Pro is an all-in-one personal computer and workstation designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. It was released on December 14, 2017. It is one of four desktop computers in the current Macintosh lineup, sitting above the consumer range Mac Mini and iMac, and serves as an all-in-one alternative to the Mac Pro.
The iMac Pro was introduced at WWDC on June 5, 2017 and was released in December 2017. Apple billed it as "the most powerful Mac ever made". Its starting price is US$4999. It includes an 8-, 10-, 14-, or 18-core Intel Xeon processor, 5K display, AMD Vega graphics, ECC memory, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It includes a custom Apple T2 chip to store encrypted keys, and a custom version of macOS that allows the user to lock down the booting process. On March 19, 2019, options for 256 GB of memory and a Vega 64X GPU were added.
The iMac Pro's chassis is carried over from the 27-inch iMac introduced in 2012, but is only available in a darker "space gray" finish. Unlike the white accessories that come with the iMac, the iMac Pro comes with a black Magic Keyboard with a numeric keypad, and a black Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad.
The processor, memory, and storage are not soldered and can be removed. Unlike the 27-inch iMac, the iMac Pro does not have a memory access port, though memory can be upgraded by Apple Stores and authorized service providers. User replacement of memory is possible as it is not soldered, though it requires disassembling the display and voids the warranty.
The iMac Pro's stand is user-replaceable with a VESA mount kit sold by Apple. The mount uses zinc screws that may be prone to breaking. Although the VESA adapter is branded as an Apple product, it is actually a licensed OEM product and Apple does not provide support for it.
|Component||Intel Xeon 8, 10, 14, or 18 core|
|Release date||14 December 2017|
|Marketing Model No.||MQ2Y2LL/A (base configuration)|
|Display||27″, 5120 × 2880, 60 Hertz refresh rate|
|Glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:9, LED backlighting and IPS technology with P3 color gamut|
500 nits brightness
1.07 billion colors
|Processor||8-core (W-2140B), 10-core (W-2150B), 14-core (W-2170B), or 18-core (W-2191B) Intel Xeon processor, up to 4.3 GHz Turbo Boost on the LGA2066 socket|
|System Bus||Varies between models|
|Memory||32 GB (configurable to 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB) of 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC SDRAM|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56, Vega 64, or Vega 64X, up to 16 GB HBM2 video memory|
|Storage||1 TB PCIe-based NVMe SSD|
Configurable to 2 TB or 4 TB
|Security Chip||Apple T2|
|Connectivity||Internal Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)|
10 Gigabit Ethernet
|Camera||FaceTime HD camera (1080p, 2 MP)|
|Peripherals||4× USB 3.0|
|4× Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C 3.1 gen 2)|
Supports two 5120×2880 or four 4096×2304 displays
|SDXC Card slot with support for UHS-II|
|Audio||Headphone/digital audio output|
Built-in stereo speakers
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