Apple ends a six-year drought for the Mac Pro with an insanely powerful, redesigned new model that starts at $5,999

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Apple just announced and showed off its new Mac Pro computer, a computer that hasn't been updated since 2013.

The new Mac Pro has a completely different design than the 2013 "trashcan" Mac Pro. It looks like a traditional desktop tower PC, albeit with a little more chrome and shiny metal than you'd find on most PC towers. It's priced starting at $5,999, and will be available later in the fall of this year.

Apple also announced the new Mac Pro will be modular, which will easily let you switch out parts to customize the Mac Pro the way you want.

Apple said the Mac Pro can be configured with a new Intel Xeon processor with up to 28 cores, which is insane. Most consumer-level processors have between four to eight cores.

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It can also support an insane amount of RAM - up to 1.4 terabytes (1,400 GB) of RAM. For reference, 16GB of RAM is considered pretty good for most people, while 8GB of RAM is about standard these days.

But that's a Mac Pro with all the bells and whistles, and Apple didn't provide a price tag for that behemoth.

The Mac Pro will start at $5,999 for an eight-core Intel Xeon processors, 32GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon 580X graphics card, a 256GB SSD, and it'll be available in the fall of 2019.

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