TL;DR: This 27-inch iMac Pro features one of the most powerful processors Apple has ever made, and Amazon has it on sale for $4,669.92 — a savings of about $330.
When you’re shopping around for laptops and laptop-tablet hybrids, portability is the name of the game, and physical specs like weight and dimensions are just as important to consider (if not more so) as devices’ software functionality. They’re sort of like the toy poodles of the electronics world: They’re just as much an accessory as they are a practical companion.
But a different P-word usurps priority when you get into desktop computers, and that’s power. They’re the Rottweilers of computers: Since their shtick isn’t fitting into designer purses, they can be as big and brawny as you need them to be.
The latest iMac Pro sports one of Apple’s most powerful processors to date, which I guess would make it the alpha dog in a pack of fierce Rottweilers. It’s specially designed to tackle the heavy workloads of video editors, photographers, software developers, data scientists, and other skilled professionals (hence the “Pro” in its name).
Want one? Go fetch: Amazon has a 27-inch iMac Pro on sale right now, shaving $329.08 off its usual retail price.
That 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz is certainly a focal point, but that’s not all the iMac Pro has to offer: It also comes with Radeon Pro Vega graphics — the best workstation-class graphics of any Mac ever — for ridiculously fast performance and jaw-dropping 2D and 3D visuals. (The latter can also be credited to the iMac Pro’s Retina 5K display, which supports a billion colors and boasts 500 nits of brightness across 14.7 million pixels.) You wouldn’t know it just by looking at it, though: It’s sleek and super thin at just 5mm thick.
Storage-wise, the iMac Pro gives you 32GB of RAM, configurable up to 256GB (!), as well as a whopping 1TB of SSD. Feel free to toss all sorts of apps, programs, and projects on this bad boy; it can handle it.
Buy a space gray iMac Pro on Amazon for $4,669.92 (a $4,999.99 value) and you’ll get two free matching wireless accessories with your purchase: the Magic Keyboard and the Magic Mouse 2.