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
• 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.
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.
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.