Apple's iMac Pro desktop computer boasts a bevy of top-notch tech specs.
It starts with an 8-core Intel Xeon W chip, a high-end graphics card with 8GB of HBM2 memory, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD for storage and 8 USB ports (four of them USB-C/Thunderbolt). Oh, and it has a 5K retina display and comes in a space gray case to distinguish it from lesser iMacs.
Prices start at $4,999 – and with a few upgrades (18-core processor, anyone?) can easily top $10,000.
Even so, Apple expert Michael deAgonia told Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis he's getting a new iMac Pro this month, and went on to explain why.
In a word: video.
Thus ensued a debate between DeAgonia and IDG Enterprise video producer Chris Hebert – in his Mingis on Tech debut – on the merits of spending high-roller money on a computer. Hebert, who built his own video editing powerhouse for less, figures the entry-level iMac Pro offers the best bang for the buck; DeAgonia argued that the planned upgrades he has in mind will future-proof his machine.
The trio also reviewed Apple's current line-up (kinda stale) and whether the iMac Pro is likely to wind up like the Mac Pro, which went for years between meaningful updates.
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