Imac Pro

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an­i­ma­tion in­di­cat­ing that the pass­word was en­tered in­cor­rectly. Af­ter a few sec­onds, the imac Pro would con­tinue log­ging me in—so ap­par­ently my pass­word was cor­rect af­ter all?

Strange. I also failed twice to in­stall Boot Camp be­fore it fi­nally suc­ceeded.

Speak­ing of the fan on the imac Pro, it’s worth tak­ing a mo­ment to con­sider the cool­ing sys­tem in the imac Pro. Now, as some­one who has only used the

8-core model, it’s safe to say that

I haven’t seen the amount of heat that can prob­a­bly be put out by the 18-core ver­sion. What I can say is that the imac Pro’s fans are whis­per quiet—even in a quiet room I couldn’t re­ally hear them un­less I stuck my ear up to the back of

the imac Pro. And

PROS

• Fastest Mac you can buy. • Quiet cool­ing sys­tem.

• Plenty of high-speed con­nec­tion ports.

• Bright, high-res­o­lu­tion 5K screen.

• Added se­cu­rity via on­board T2 chip.

CONS

The imac Pro is a Mac Pro in the body of a 5K imac. If you’ve been us­ing a 5K imac but des­per­ately need bet­ter per­for­mance from soft­ware that’s ag­gres­sively mul­ti­threaded, the imac Pro will sup­ply that per­for­mance. (If your go-to soft­ware does not take ad­van­tage of those ex­tra cores, this isn’t the Mac for you). While we don’t know any­thing much about the forth­com­ing Mac Pro, it will pre­sum­ably be more cus­tom­iz­a­ble than the imac— es­pe­cially when it comes to ex­ter­nal dis­plays—while the imac Pro will more or less re­main what it is to­day.

What it is, to­day, is the fastest Mac around, with fast pro­ces­sors, stor­age, and con­nec­tiv­ity, all at­tached to that gor­geous 5K screen. If you aren’t sure if you need an imac Pro, you prob­a­bly don’t. But for those of us who can put the 8, 10, 14, or 18 cores in an imac Pro to work, along with the Radeon Pro Vega GPU and the fast SSD stor­age, it’s an amaz­ing com­bi­na­tion of Mac Pro and 5K imac. ■ • Sin­gle-core per­for­mance in line with much less ex­pen­sive imacs.

• Lacks ex­pand­abil­ity and up­grade­abil­ity of a Mac Pro.

PRICE

$4999

COM­PANY

Ap­ple when un­der load, the fans didn’t au­di­bly rev up as they do on the 5K imac. In fact, the only real sign that the imac Pro was un­der load was that the air blow­ing out the back was warmer.

BOT­TOM LINE

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