When Tim Cook introduced the brand new Mac Pro at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2019) the viewers broke out into cheers. The new high-end pc is aimed toward inventive professionals and begins out at $5,999. Apple additionally introduced a 6K decision reference monitor known as the Pro Display XDR which begins at $four,999. What’s insane concerning the new standalone show is not the 10-bit coloration, 1,600 nits of brightness or 1,000,000:1 distinction ratio. It’s the truth that it would not include an precise stand to carry it up.
If you do not wish to prop your Pro Display XDR up towards a pile of books, you might have two choices — and each will price you extra money. There’s the Pro Stand for $999, the identical worth of the final exterior show Apple offered — which by the best way got here with a stand. The solely different possibility is to purchase a $199 VESA mount adapter and fasten it to a stand or rail.
The Pro Stand has an adjustable peak with a journey of 120 millimeters. You may also tilt and rotate the show into panorama or portrait. When the value was introduced murmurs of dissatisfaction may very well be heard all through the viewers.
For a stand, it is really fairly stunning. But is it $999 stunning.
Obviously none of that is aimed toward your common client. High-end reference displays which might be calibrated can price $18,000 and extra. And if you are going to get one, chances are high you have already got a VESA mount arrange for an enhancing bay and will not want a stand.
A baseline Mac Pro with a baseline Pro Display XDR and the Pro Stand will price you $11,997. That would not embrace tax or transport and you will have to attend till fall to get it.