> What about the iMac Pro?

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won­der­ing whether the iMac Pro, due out this De­cem­ber, should af­fect your Mac buy­ing de­ci­sion now. It’s a 27-inch 5K iMac, but it’s quite a dif­fer­ent beast to the reg­u­lar 5K iMac (which we’ll have a full re­view of next is­sue).

It has the same bright, wide-color dis­play as the 4K and 5K iMacs in the same chas­sis (ex­cept it comes in Space Gray), but with Mac Pro-level in­nards, hence the name… and the price: it starts at $4,999, rather than the $1,299 of the 4K iMac. Its pro­ces­sor is eight-core at min­i­mum, rather than quad-core, and can be con­fig­ured 10 or 18. It can take up to 128GB of mem­ory, and its graph­ics card is made for high-end 3D ren­der­ing, not a quick bit of Civ­i­liza­tion VI.

In short, the iMac Pro is a beast, and put sim­ply, if you have to ask whether it’s for you, it’s al­most cer­tainly not. It’s for peo­ple who know they need all that power. Don’t let the fact that it’s com­ing later this year put you off buy­ing a suit­able iMac now.

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