Technology giant Apple Inc on Tuesday announced that the iMac Pro will be available for purchase from December 14, at a starting price of $499 for the base configuration.

The latest iMac Pro is a powerful, top-end workstation which is designed for professional users who demand smooth workflow for advanced video and graphics editing, virtual reality content creation, and real-time 3D rendering among other purposes.

So it's good news for professionals who deal with high graphics and video editing and movie making.

"iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it," said John Ternus, Apple's VP of Hardware Engineering.

Apple iMac Pro
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This is the most powerful Mac Apple has ever made so far. The base model comes with a configuration of an 8-core Intel Xeon, 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, 1TB SSD, AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8GB HBM2 memory, 27 inches 5K Retina display, 10GB Ethernet, four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) with support for two additional 5K display or four 4K displays.

The iMac pro comes with a sleek Space Gray enclosure. Apple also includes a space grey Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 in the box.

The machine can be configured with an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to 128GB of ECC RAM, and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

Apple iMac Pro thermal cooling
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The high-end performance is made possible only with a new thermal design which delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity than a previous iMac. It also has a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Moreover, the other tech specification includes a 1080p front-facing camera, stereo speakers and four microphones. It also provides connectivity options like 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2. In June, Apple previewed the iMac Pro at its Worldwide Developers Conference.