Apple releases 12-core Mac Pro desktop computer

Summary:Apple has been busy upgrading nearly all of its computers this year, from the MacBook Pro to the iMac. The latest refresh is in the Mac Pro desktop line with the now-available 12-core edition.

Apple has been busy upgrading nearly all of its computers this year, from the MacBook Pro to the iMac. The latest refresh is in the Mac Pro desktop line with the now-available 12-core edition.

Posted to the online Apple Store today with the tag line "the fastest Mac ever," the basic configuration will get you dual 6-Core Intel Xeon Westmere 2.66GHz processors, 1TB of hard drive space, 6GB of memory, a SuperDrive and ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics with a dedicated 1GB of GDDR5 memory.

Pricing starts at a whopping $4,999, but buyers do get free shipping!

{Note: The computer in the above image is the quad-core Mac Pro.]

Topics: CXO, Apple, Hardware

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