The good news for musicians interested in the new Mac Pro computers is that they are now available to order at Apple’s site.
The bad news is that they are already backordered until February.
The Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage, and ultra-fast ECC memory. Preliminary Geekbench tests suggest that the new models will offer ‘improved performance…by most measures, ranging from slight improvements for certain tasks to substantial improvements for others.”
Based on these early tests, it looks like the new Mac Pros will offer about twice the overall performance of current MacBook Pro and iMac models. Actual performance gains will vary depending on tasks and may require application updates.
The Mac Pro is available starting at $2,999.