iMac Pro has been in the house for a week - this has been my experience so far!
TwelveSouth Hi Rise Pro: https://www.twelvesouth.com/product/hirise-pro-for-imac
John's iMac Pro Setup: http://youtu.be/Wl7V4LwkfQE
iMac Pro: https://www.apple.com/imac-pro/
Video Gear I use: http://kit.com/MKBHD/video-gear#recommendation17959
Intro Track: Turn Around by Alltta
iMac Pro Provided by Apple for video/review.
You could pretty much stop after the price tag. Apple has reached ludicrous speed - passing plaid at the speed of light. 5000. It’s lame. What it really says - I am a flag for idiots. That’s so much more expensive than the best pc you could build.
This dude knows how to match colors - That office looks dope af. Can anyone tell me why I see so many people "hiding" their mac's Serial number in system info? Do people steal AppleCare Warranties or something? lol
May I interrupt for a sec.... ? Please do not call yourself as "Creative professional"! Please do not! You are doing YOUTUBE videos for which is just enough to have GoPro 4 and up, plus, for video editing MacBook Pro late 2013.... with Final Cut Pro just OK for the mentioned MacBook (not the latest version!). And to get GREAT YOUTUBE video it is just enough! So, please, do not insult real creative professionals levelling them with "creative YOUTUBE-ers"! Thanks!
I sort of think I wasted 10000 bucks on that shit. But.....still waiting for the iPhone PRO worth a 100,000$. I mean yeah......they are just increasing one zero:
iPhone X= 1000$
iMac pro= 10000$
iPhone PRO= 100,000$
where as my mac pro 5.1, is 12 core, 96gb ram, 1080ti, 12tb of storage, runs sweet as hell, and cost me a fraction of that price... I know its all well and fine running the latest tech, I'm sure we would all like it, but my professional life, no matter how busy, doesn't need me to shave off a few vital on rendering, I can live with with running 2.4X slower for the time being
That and it has multiple terabytes of SSD (nvme I think?)
it has a 5k retina display
god like speakers
128GB of ram
hyper threaded 18 core xeon CPU
Radeon RX Vega 64 with 16gb of HBM2 vram
it has a manufacturing cost of $8,000 and sells for $13,000. extremely good computer but an extreme price tag
Glad you did not have to pay for this junk. For the cost of this system you could make a way better system that performs better for even less money. These systems are for idiots that want to waste money. You can build a system and install mac OS on it yourself. Even threadripper cpus can run Mac OS.
Apple should get back to the TowerCase systems or at least added liquid cooling to this Imac would of increased the size in the back but really who cares its the BACK.
Apple just sucks idiots into buying crap like this.
Just watched the iFixit video on this also, it looks like you actually can upgrade of some. The memory, hard drives possibly, and maybe even the CPU in the future. They scored it a 3, but it looks doable.
"creative professional" ... Such a blanket term for justification lol. Seriously though, does anyone happened to have a threadripper and other Xeon pc builds benchmarks in comparison to this? Need an idea for the future in what direction to go down.
Some day the internal SSD of your iMac Pro got killed and all the data lost. *How will you replace a new SSD over the dead one?* You cannot leave the dead internal SSD in iMac Pro while running your iMac Pro from the external SSD back up every time.
I really dislike how Apple completely locks users out from the inside of the computer. Basically means you cannot upgrade or fix anything internally without Apple, who will likely charge an arm and a leg because they can.
Thanks but no thanks. I'll stick to my PC's, which I have full internal control over.
Great review thank you. Been waiting for this since it got announced and I love Mac but can not justify this purchase. Same spec PC is around 3K cheaper so I went with PC this time around. IF Apple bring out a fully upgradable system I may be tempted but until then, no thank you. Not knocking the iMac Pro as I think it looks amazing but no future upgradability is insane.
At $5000 for the base 8-core Xeon W with only a Vega 56 GPU and 32GB of RAM without the ability to upgrade, I don't think this is at all priced competitively. I threw together a very similar build using the Intel Core i9 as the base platform with otherwise identical specs and hardware also including LG's pro-sumer 43" 4K monitor as well as a copy of Windows 10 Pro, and I still had about $1000 left to play around with. That closed oven of a chassis is not worth another $1000. Hell, you could build another whole system with that. To be sure, I'm not an Apple hater. If prices weren't so ridiculous, I'd consider getting one as I do prefer several Mac optimized applications over others. But, I just can't justify the lack of value in a proposal like this one. An extra grand can add a lot to my workflow. That's 2 more mid-range 4K monitors or another high end LG or Dell monitor; it's a potential grand toward a much faster network storage solution, etc. I recognize that Apple's products are not marketed to value-oriented buyers. Most people who seem to buy Apple products don't really care what's under the hood. For those of us who do care and know the value of each component though, I don't think it's a good buy.
In Australia with the exchange rate it starts at $7,299 for the base model, $9,500 for the 10core 64GB version. That is insane!! Then you would need to add a RAID or other external storage system to have enough capacity for video editing. A tower config Mac or PC, has ample internal storage. I just jumped from 25years on Mac to a 16core Threadripper PC, 64GB Ram, GTX1080Ti 11GB video card. Plus the PC has 2x M.2, 11x internal HDD bays and 12x USB 3.0 ports. That's a workstation.
Great YouTube, a lot of information, organized, I liked the flow. just bought the iMac I5, 3.5 and I'm feeling rather inadequate right now.
I haven't opened it yet will the I7 give me that much better performance for amateur large Canon RAW and 4K video.