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iMac Pro to go on sale in Taiwan

2018/02/05 16:24:38

Courtesy of Apple Inc.

Taipei, Feb. 5 (CNA) The iMac Pro, which is touted as the most powerful iMac that Apple Inc. has come up with, is scheduled to go on sale in Taiwan Wednesday, according to the U.S. consumer electronics giant.

On its website, Apple said it will start to provide the iMac Pro, which carries a starting price of NT$159,000 (US$5,457), in Taiwan Feb. 7, while Data Express, an authorized seller of Apple products in Taiwan, also said that sales in its nine outlets islandwide will start that day.

Apple said the iMac Pro, which has been described by the tech website Verge as a "beast" for the efficiency of the device, is equipped with the latest powerful Intel Xeon W-class processor and Radeon Pro Vega graphics chips to deal with much more data at a faster pace than other desktop PCs.

Apple unveiled the iMac Pro at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2017, and the device has been positioned as a work station-class machine aimed at professional users with demanding workflows.

The iMac Pro is equipped with a 27-inch high-quality 5K screen that supports 1 billion colors, while the device comes in a unique space gray enclosure with matching peripherals.

According to Apple, it will provide the customized iMac Pro with an upgrade of its processor to 18 cores among the options of 8, 10, 14 or 18 cores. If an iMac Pro gets the highest upgrade, the price will rise to NT$449,880.

(By Jiang Ming-yan and Frances Huang)