After a tiring four-month long wait, Apple’s most powerful all-in-one computer the “iMac Pro” was launched in the U.S yesterday. We had since been contemplating whether Apple will bring its souped-up computer to India. Well, Apple has now put an end to our queries with an affirmative, saying that iMac Pro will be available for purchase in the country very soon.
The iMac Pro, if you’re unaware, is Apple’s most powerful computer lineup that has been designed for creative professionals. It includes the required processing power to provide users with a workstation-class performance in an all-in-one package. The iMac Pro has been launched in a variety of different configurations, offering users customization options for CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage. Here’s a quick rundown of all the options available:
|Display||27-inch Retina 5K display (5120 x 2880) with 500 nits brightness|
W-2145 (8-Core, 3.7GHz, 11MB L3 Cache)
W-2155 (10-core, 3.3GHz, 13.75MB L3 cache)
W-2195 (18-core, 2.3GHz, 24.75MB L3 cache)
|RAM||Up to 128GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC|
|Storage||1TB / 2TB / 4TB SSD options|
|GPU||Radeon Pro Vega 56 (8GB HBM2 memory) / Radeon Pro Vega 64 (16GB HBM2 memory)|
|Connectors||Nbase-T Ethernet (upto 10Gb) using RJ‑45 connectors
4x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
4x USB 3 ports
SDXC card slot with support for UHS‑II
3.5mm headphone jack
|Wireless Connectivity||Wi-Fi - 802.11ac Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth - Bluetooth 4.2
|Electrical and Operating Requirements||Line voltage: 100–240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating altitude: Tested up to 16,400 feet (5,000 meters)
|Operating System||macOS High Sierra|
|Dimensions||Height: 20.3 inches (51.6 cm)
Width: 25.6 inches (65.0 cm)
Depth (with stand): 8 inches (20.3 cm)
Weight: 21.5 pounds (9.7 kg)
However, the official iMac Pro listing on Apple’s India website suggests that the company may only be planning to launch the base model in the country. There is currently no way to confirm the same, but it is also possible that the Cupertino giant will kick-off the sales with the base model and launch the better, more powerful variants of iMac Pro sometime later.
As for the base model of the iMac Pro, let’s take a quick look at what Apple has to offer us with its most souped-up all-in-one computer. You get a ‘space gray’ variant of the original iMac, featuring a 27-inch Retina 5K display that boasts of a wide-color gamut and 500 nits of brightness. It’s powered by an 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, which can be clocked up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost, coupled with 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC RAM, 8GB Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics memory and 1TB of SSD storage.
If your work demands a lot of processing power and heavy graphics use, then the decision to buy the iMac Pro should be a no-brainer. However, Apple has set the retail price for the base model of the iMac Pro in India at a whopping ₹4,15,000, whereas the base model is retailing at $4,999 (~₹3,20,000) in the U.S. This means you’ll be playing a lakh rupees premium to get this all-in-one computer in India. Planning to buy the iMac Pro or not? What would you use it for? Let us know in the comments down below.