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New Line of Apple Mac Pros Range in Price From $3,000 to $9,600

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The $3,000 entry-level configuration of Apple's new Mac Pro is nothing to sneeze at—but if you want more horsepower, the price goes up rapidly as high as $9,600.

Apple's distinctively glossy black and cylindrical Mac Pro just went on sale Thursday, with a ship date of December 30. Apple teased customers for more than a year about the new machine, which replaces a much bulkier and now quite elderly Mac Pro. Mac Pros are geared for people with demanding computing chores, with video editing at the top of the list: each step up in computing power means that editors can add new effects, experiment with more looks for a scene, or share rough cuts sooner.