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By Jason Snell

I bought it.

Last month I wrote an entire article in this newsletter about my hemming and hawing about buying the iMac Pro. I mentioned that my opinion varied day to day. Well, it turns out that the iMac Pro went on sale on one of those days where I was leaning toward buying one, because I’m typing this to you while staring at a brand-new iMac Pro that’s sitting right in front of me.

Some of my peers ended up leaning the other way. See Stephen Hackett’s column, below, for why he didn’t end up with the iMac Pro. I admit to having a bunch of the same feelings as Stephen, but decided that I’m not interested in waiting for the Mac Pro and that the base-model iMac Pro would be a sufficient step up from my 2014 5K iMac to make it worth the expensive price tag.

In my quick initial tests I’m finding that on processor-intensive tasks, this iMac Pro is nearly twice as fast as my top-of-the-line 2014 5K iMac.…

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