NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Apple started taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer on Thursday.
The black, cylinder-shaped machine is assembled in Austin, consistent with Apple’s pledge to move manufacturing of an existing Mac line to the United States.
The Mac Pro, long considered a work horse among graphics and film professionals, is now one-eighth the volume of the previous, boxy model and is about 10 inches tall. With a starting price of $2,999, the computer can be configured with a faster processor, more memory and other attributes.
Apple isn’t making the Mac Pro available for immediate pick up at a retail store. Customers must order online or at a store for delivery or store pickup. Those who ordered early will have their machines shipped before the end of the year, but shipping dates have already slipped to February.
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