> What about the iMac Pro?
>>> You might be
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.