$3,999 Mac Pro to go on sale in December

Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica:

The long gap between releases of Apple’s most powerful computer—the Mac Pro—is finally about to come to an end. The company today announced that the first major upgrade of the Pro since August 2010 will be released in December.

We’ve been waiting for a release date on this since it was announced at WWDC earlier this year, so it’s good to see these will hit desks before the end of the year.

There are two configurations currently in the AU Apple Store. The quad-core model for $AUD$3,999 comes with:

  • 3.7GHz Quad-Core Xeon E5 processor
  • 12GB memory
  • Dual AMD 2GB D300 graphics processors

The 6-core model for AUD$5,299 ups the specs to:

  • 3.5GHz 6-core Xeon E5 processor
  • 16GB memory
  • Dual AMD 3GB D500 graphics processors

Both come with 256GB of flash storage as standard, and will be able to be configured further when they’re available for sale.

The only disappointing part? Though these Macs can drive up to three 4K displays, there’s no word on a Retina Cinema Display… yet.