Apple has announced their new line of all-in-one computers with the iMac Pro. Let’s take a look at what makes this computer so attractive and how it compares to other all-in-one computers on the market today.
Design & Aesthetics
The design of the iMac Pro is an evolution of the current design. The two major changes are on the front and back, where we see a new 27 model coming in at 5mm thick with edge to edge glass while it also comes with a new HEVC encoder as well as 10Gb Ethernet. With that said, moving over to the rear you’ll notice there is only one port but that port will support 2 monitors with a resolution up to 5K or two 4K monitors at 60Hz.
And yes, I know many are screaming about the lack of ports but I believe this is in response to more people switching to wireless due to its limitations for connectivity when it comes time for us PC users out there to transfer footage from your camera without relying on a power cord.
That’s not all either, because what you have here is a machine that offers compatibility with all of the latest USB 3.1 standards such as Thunderbolt 3 – 40 Gbps speeds! Now what does this mean? It means transfers will be done much faster than before! As for size? You’re looking at 45% smaller footprint than before making it perfect for any room in your house or office – my opinion though? I would say give this thing some room to breathe and let those heat pipes do their job! Not convinced yet? How about this; according to Apple’s website, the 2019 release date starts at $6999 which is actually cheaper than the Mac Pro.
To make it simple, if you’re looking for a sleek desktop with powerful performance then look no further because I think they’ve hit all marks with the iMac Pro.
The base model of the iMac Pro includes a 27-inch Retina 5K display with a resolution of 5120×2880 pixels. The display itself is encased in an aluminum border, keeping it crisp and bright for every use. It has 450 nits of brightness, which is fantastic for working indoors during daytime hours or outside when the sun’s rays aren’t as strong. The Apple iMac Pro’s screen also features a wide color gamut P3, so photos and videos pop out in every hue they can possible be in.
But the kicker to this machine is that the screen isn’t just big – it’s high quality, too. Text looks crisp and clear even at its smallest size, meaning that you’ll never need to zoom in on something again to read what you’re looking at. And despite being large, the keyboard feels perfectly spaced enough to type on without any errors. For those who are accustomed to typing via laptop keyboards, it might take some time getting used to how small the keys are but once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature.
In terms of space-saving design, we give Apple props for accomplishing their goal here – people will often find themselves using external monitors or keyboards and mice instead of lugging around clunky computers with them everywhere they go. Plus there’s no hunching over while typing or tapping away at small screens anymore!
Overview of the Software
The 25 Retina 5K Display has a resolution of 5120×2880, with P3 color for improved colors and brightness. It is an anti-reflective display with support for 10 billion colors. The computer also features a FaceTime HD camera and headphone port as well as speakers on either side of the screen to help in desktop videoconferencing or watching movies.
The space gray design has a matching color keyboard and mouse while the included Magic Keyboard can be customized with textured keycaps or engraved one-ofs. In comparison to other all-in /one computers, this one is much more powerful while still being less expensive than many comparable models, such as the Microsoft Surface Studio 2. Though it is made by Apple, it also has compatibility with Windows 10, which means that it can run any software that’s compatible with Windows on the PC.
However, because of this compatibility there are certain limitations such as only using peripherals that are compatible with Windows and not being able to use macOS (Apple’s operating system) outside of Boot Camp unless there is an external graphics card connected.
For business owners, the ability to be able to run more programs and keep multiple windows open simultaneously is a need. Apple helps with this by providing huge screens with the iMac pro that will allow the user more space to work on. Another benefit of this computer is that it runs on an Intel Xeon processor and supports up to 128GB DDR4 ECC memory, so programs can run faster than they would on an average computer.
If you’re in need of a new computer for your home or office, or if you want one for personal use, consider getting an Apple iMac pro for its sleek design and excellent performance. You won’t regret it!
Overall, I really like my iMac Pro because it’s got plenty of memory space and processor power to handle whatever software I want to run on it. However, even though I love how well everything performs on my new iMac Pro, I wish that there was more than 2 USB ports available on the back. While 4 is great, after plugging in all of my peripherals (such as mouse, printer etc.) there’s only two left over. That’s definitely something that could be improved upon with future versions of these computers! Otherwise, I’m very happy with the purchase.