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With the calendar quickly running out of potential days in December to release the new Mac Pro without colliding into the holidays, Apple has now confirmed the cylindrical black powerhouse will finally arrive on Thursday.
Apple announced Wednesday that the new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19 -- but the wording of Cupertino's press release doesn't bode well for those looking to pick one up in stores this week.
First unveiled at WWDC 2013 earlier this year, the all-new Mac Pro features an entirely redesigned look with a cylindrical black enclosure made from aluminum, only 9.9 inches tall and a full one-eighth the size of the previous generation behemoth.
As usual with the high-end Mac Pro, its style and raw power will set you back a few bucks: The base model with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs, 12GB RAM and 256GB of PCI-based flash storage will set you back $2,999 -- and the prices only go up from there, especially for configure-to-order options.
Apple claims the new Mac Pro will be "available to order" starting tomorrow on the company's online and retail stores as well as select authorized resellers, but the vague wording suggests you won't just be able to walk into a store and pick one up.
Or is that just Apple's way of telling power users they need to spend more time with their family this holiday season...?
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