German retailer claims new Mac Pro availabile starting Dec.16, kicks off preorders

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While it’s certainly far from confirmation of a launch date from Apple, German retailer Conrad today posted an availability date of December 16 for the new Mac Pro (via Apefelpage.de).

The retailer is an authorized reseller, but we’re thinking this is more likely a placeholder date. The company is still advertising the Mac Pro listing on its homepage, so it’s not like the listing slipped out accidentally. It’s also taking preorders for two configurations of the device– not a bad way to get some press and capitalize on preorders before everyone else, even if they don’t really know the date. If the Mac Pro does go on sale on the 16th, Apple could have enough time to ship orders out for Christmas.

For now the only release window Apple has confirmed is “December”.

Apple will have several configurations and built to order options available for the next-gen Mac Pro including Quad 6, 8, or 12-core designs. The base model includes a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB of DRAM, Dual FirePro D300 graphics, 2GB VRAM each, and a 256GB SSD starting at  $2999, and Apple will also sell a $3999 configuration with a 6-core 3.5GHz Intel Xeon E5 processor, 16GB DDR3 ECC memory (configurable up to 32GB), and Dual AMD FirePro D500 with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM each.

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Comments

  1. enkerli - 9 years ago

    Autocorrect from French? «Germain» doesn’t mean the same thing as “German” (or “germane”).

  2. stuffradio (@stuffradio) - 9 years ago

    Man, those Germain retailers are awesome!

  3. Christoph Herpel - 9 years ago

    Conrad is a huge electronic (component) shop in Germany. Great, if you need a power converter or 2n3904 transistor, but definitely not the place to go to buy your Mac! I would be more than astonished if THEY have any information before Gravis or Cyberport has.

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