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Marcus Moore
Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 28, 2013 at 4:21:46 pm
Last Edited By Marcus Moore on Nov 28, 2013 at 4:39:37 pm

A thread below had us debating the internal component prices and what a fully loaded MacPro would cost.

Well, I guess Apple reps can start playing around with configuration options, cause my business contact just phoned me and unless he's nuts, the maxed out price will INDEED be under $10K.


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Tom Sefton
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 28, 2013 at 4:44:17 pm

Impressive if true. Roll on December the.....1st?


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Marcus Moore
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 28, 2013 at 4:55:44 pm

I think if they can configure them, it's got to be pretty imminent.



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Charlie Austin
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 28, 2013 at 5:44:05 pm

[Marcus Moore] "I think if they can configure them, it's got to be pretty imminent."

FWIW, I think the X team is on vacation tip Monday. That can only mean one thing! They'll be at work Monday! :-)

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Marcus Moore
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 28, 2013 at 6:18:46 pm

I'm not in the US, but I'd guess a top of the line MacPro would be $9,500 based on the Canadian price I was given.



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Chris Harlan
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 28, 2013 at 7:38:58 pm

[Marcus Moore] "I'm not in the US, but I'd guess a top of the line MacPro would be $9,500 based on the Canadian price I was given.

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That would be impressive. I'd still be surprised by it, but--as I say--impressed. I guess we'll know semi-soon.


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Marcus Moore
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 28, 2013 at 7:44:10 pm

That's right- it was us back and forth on price in the thread before... I was equally surprised, I can tell you. The rep said he'd gotten that reaction from all the other business customers who'd asked to be notified.

For comparison- I also asked about an 8-core with 500GB SSD (everything else maxed out). Price for that was $7,500 (or $7,700 CDN)

RAM upgrade from 16 to 64GB was $1,200. Which is right in line with the $600 for 32GB in the current iMac.



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Andre van Berlo
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 29, 2013 at 8:47:10 am

I'm hoping that the 8-core 2xD500 + 32G + 500G SSD will be available under $6000... I Feel like a kid waiting for christmas eve/morning :-)


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Tom Sefton
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 29, 2013 at 8:57:06 am

Same here. Amazing how apple can make you feel like that despite going into your wallet and taking out $6k on Xmas eve!


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Marcus Moore
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Nov 29, 2013 at 2:41:16 pm

Try to do a bit of reverse engineering here, since I unfortunately didn't ask about every config possible.

The upper standard config is $3999- 6-core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, D500s

The RAM will cost you another $600 (from Apple, maybe $400 from OWC)

The bump to 512GB SSD should be 500 I think.

And doing some reverse calculations I think the 8-core CPU will be a $1300 bump.

So that would give you a total of about $6,400.



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Andre van Berlo
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:35:56 am
Last Edited By Andre van Berlo on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:59:28 am

With all the info here and in this article: http://www.marco.org/2013/11/26/new-mac-pro-cpus and info found in the app store I started calculating, it's guessing(which is fun!) but this is what came out:

Maxed out:
base price 3000
12 core 2500+
D700 1750+
64 GB 1200+
1TB SSD 750+ (going from 500-TB adds 500 in apple store)
Total 9200
should be 9500 So one or more items are a bit under priced

EDIT: according to prices on http://alex4d.com/notes/item/maxed-out-2013-mac-pro-price ($9160 for maxed out setup) 9200 is only $60 overpriced so the only unsure thing here is the balance between the D700 price and the 12 core cpu.


8 core Marcus Moore config
base price 3000
8 core 1500+
D700 1750+
64 GB 1200+
500GB SSD 250+
Total 7700
should be 7500 So one or more items are a bit over priced.

EDIT: according to prices on http://alex4d.com/notes/item/maxed-out-2013-mac-pro-price ($7270 for maxed out setup) 7700 is overpriced by $400 so that might mean the price for the 8 core cpu is less than the +1500 i listed.

For my own ideal setup these are the speculated prices:
8 core personal config
base price 4000+
8 core 1000+ price increase is related to the 6 core config
D500 0+
32 GB 600+
500GB SSD 250+
Total 5850+

I might though opt for the D700's but that makes for a price increase of $1000.

Estimated costs of GPU's
D300= +0
D500= +750
D700= +1750


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Marcus Moore
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:55:32 pm

I've pointed out to Alex that his calculations for $9,200 are off. He's doing it as a direct currency conversion, whereas the spread between US and Canadian prices on the Apple products isn't nearly that wide. But he's taking the conservative tact. I'm betting the CN$9,700 config will be closer to US$9,500.

The other place your off is the SSDs. A 512GB upgrade on the iMac is $500, and 1TB is $1,000. That will be exactly the same for the MacPro according to my info.



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Andre van Berlo
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:22:51 pm

Yeah I agree on the conversion, it is not a straight currency conversion which makes a lot of sense because the mac pro's are going to be 3049 euro's for the 4 core and 4049 euro's for the 6 core. In dollars that is quite a bit more than what US residents are paying although I don't know if the 2999 dollar mark is including or excluding taxes.

I think I disagree on the SSD prices though. On the iMac you pay about $300 to go from 256GB to 512GB, and another $500 to go all the way to 1TB. Because the base models already have 256GB standard you'll "only" have to pay about $750-$800 to get 1TB.

But I've done some more calculations and I think I'm not too far off this time. In any case it fits the maxed out model, the 8 core config of marcus moore(it comes at 7700 so $200 off), and it fits the jump from the 4 core base model to the 6 core base model. I've also taken the upgrade prices for iMacs to fill in the blanks :-)


To the base model you can configure your own model and add the prices below.

Flash Storage upgrade prices
(On the imac you pay $250 extra to go from 256GB to 512GB and $500 more to go to 1 TB)
250GB ssd + 0
500GB ssd + 250
1tb ssd. +750

RAM upgrade prices
(On the iMac you go from 0 to +200 to +600 so i'm using the same "apple-scaling" here)
16GB +0
32GB +400
64GB +1200

GPU upgrade prices
D300 +0
D500 +750
D700 +2000

CPU upgrade prices
4 core +0. ($294 on intel.com)
6 core. +250. (583 on intel.com)
8 core +1250 (1723 on intel.com)
12 core. +2500. (2950 on intel.com)


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