The iMac Pro is Apple's most powerful computer ever

Posted June 10, 2017

An all-in-one PC with considerably more oomph than even the new Kaby Lake-powered iMacs, the Pro is built to be fast in every respect. The new display is touted as being 43 percent brighter with one billion colors.

Also new is a jump to current-gen Intel processors - they call this generation Kaby Lake, but it's really the seventh generation of Core-series CPUs. The new laptop now can handle twice the memory and carries 50% faster SSD. The base system is decent value, but specking up the iMac Retina 5K 27-inch gets costly fast.

Apple's new MacBooks will run the firm's newly-outed macOS High Sierra operating system. Both the MacBook and MacBook Pro can be ordered starting today from On the shelf availability is slated for June 7. If you can live with a single USB-C port (and all the dongles that entails), and don't need a ton of power, stay tuned for a full review. The base model of the iMac will have the Intel Iris Plus Graphics that is claimed to be 80% faster than the previous generation GPU. This includes the addition of Apple's Retina 4K display to its 21.5-inch iMac, a change that sees the relatively compact device match its 5K 27-inch relation for pixel density.

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Apple launched its new range of Macs at the World Wide Developer Conference 2017 Monday. While it's got the same form factor and 27-inch display as the current high-end iMac, the similarities pretty much end there. Even the ruddy MacBook Air is getting an upgrade, with Apple announcing that it's getting a "bump in megahertz". The audio is also more notable thanks to four speakers.

The new graphics enables extraordinary computing experiences, gaming and immersive virtual reality (VR) on select models.

While a standard LCD display offers 60Hz refresh rate, the new iPad Pro offers 120Hz. Most of the modifications Apple performs will be internal, and this seems plausible if you think about the external overhaul for MacBook Pros that happened in fall 2016. Apple's more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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The company essentially killed off its main attempt at touch innovation - the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar - when it failed to release a keyboard for the new iMac with a similar feature at WWDC.

The iMac Pro also comes with up to 128GB of memory and 4GB of flash storage.

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