Apple’s new Mac Pro costlier than an Audi

NEW DELHI: If you aim to own the top-end version of Apple Mac Pro desktop computer available now, go try the new Audi A3 car as it may cost you even less.

The California tech giant’s first desktop upgrade in six years costs more than $57,000 (about ₹36 lakh) more enough to buy a base model of a Mercedes C200, a BMW X5 or a Nissan Patrol.

It has been made available for sale from Tuesday.

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An ordinary Mac Pro is available for 3 lakh 90 thousand rupees but if you want to purchase a top-of-the-line version — 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage along with up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics with 64GB of HBM2 memory a” Mac Pro may cost you a whopping $50,199, that too without taxes.

The entry-level Mac Pro costs $5,999 but increases with add-ons with 32GB of memory, an octa-core Intel Xeon CPU, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and a 256GB SSD.

The all-new Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful machine ever, and 15,000 times faster than the original Mac.

Apple and its manufacturing partners invested over $200 million in the Mac Pro facility in Austin, building out the complex assembly line where the Mac Pro is produced.

Each Mac Pro travels a distance of 1,000 feet along the production line, with some components requiring precision placement within the width of a human hair.

The current 244,000-square-foot Mac Pro facility employs more than 500 people in a range of roles, including electrical engineers and electronics assemblers, who build each unique unit to customers’ specifications.

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