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But here's the strange thing. I can select all the options for the new Mac Pro, and I can't get anywhere near the $50,000 of the old system.
In fact, a Mac Pro with a 24-core CPU/76-core GPU, 192GB of unified RAM, 8TB of storage, the $400 wheel kit, and a Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad thrown in is only $12,348.
So why is the new Mac Pro so cheap?
Well, first off, the old Intel-based Mac Pro could be fitted with 1.5TB of DDR4 ECC RAM, which at the time added a whopping $25,000 to the price. The twin Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards added another $10,000 to the price.
Oh, and there was the $7,000 for the 28-core Intel Xeon processor upgrade.
Apple's switch away from Intel hasn't simply unleashed more power, it's also tamed the top-end price of the system.
If you still think that $12,348 just isn't expensive enough, remember that the Mac Pro can accommodate six Pro Display XDR units. Go for the nano-texture glass versions with the stand and those will add almost $42,000 to the bill.