Apple has officially announced its new Mac Studio and Studio Display, which if you purchase them together with a bunch of accessories, then you'll be looking at a shave under $10,500.
If you were to run out and purchase everything for your new Apple Mac Studio, with the new Studio Display, and the highest-end specs you can purchase (along with the accessories) then you're looking at a grand total of $10,497. What do you get for a little under $11,000 for a system?
You can configure the highest-end Mac Studio with the new Apple M1 Ultra SoC which packs a 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU, 128GB of RAM, and 8TB of storage... all of this will set you back $7999 on its own. Now, let's option in the highest-end Studio Display with its beautiful nano-texture glass and upgradeable display (providing it with tilt- and height-adjustment abilities) and you're adding in nearly the cost of the system: $7497 for the Studio Display.
Now we're looking at $7999 + $7497, and then chuck in the Magic Mouse for $99 and the Magic Trackpad for $149 and you're looking at $10,497. If you were to set the Apple Mac Studio up with multiple displays, which is how any serious person would do it, then you'd be looking at closer to $20,000 with a second Studio Display, and edging into the holy-crap-it's-nearly $30,000 territory.
- M1 Max/M1 Ultra chips
- 20-core CPU, up to 64-core GPU
- $1,999 starting price
- Up to 128GB Unified Memory
- Up to 8TB SSD
- Up to 6 Thunderbolt 4 ports
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