Apple fans have noticed a problem with the mega-pricey Mac Pro’s £360 wheels


Behold the very expensive wheel of bad fortune (Image: Apple)

You’ve spent £5,000 on a new Mac Pro computer and a further £360 on a cool-looking set of wheels for it.

So we bet you’d be pretty annoyed if the blasted thing rolled off the desk and into oblivion.

Sadly, that’s what some Apple fans fear will happen to their beloved new ‘monster computer’.

The wheels are a pricey accessory which can be added to the already mega-expensive device.

But it’s been claimed that the wheels don’t have a lock to stop them moving about – a potentially disastrous design decision.

The lack of wheel locks was noticed by YouTuber Marques Brownlee, who filmed his Mac Pro trundling off along the floor on a solo mission to goodness knows where.

We have been unable to confirm the claims because, well, we don’t get paid anywhere enough to afford a £5k computer.

Behold the iconic and totally unaffordable Apple ‘cheesegrater’ computer (Provider: Apple)

Apple’s flagship Mac Pro is the most expensive it has ever released.

The super-powerful but hyper-pricey computer can be upgraded until it costs as much as a luxury car.

As well as the wheels, customers can also choose to buy a ‘pro stand’ for just under £1,000.

The computer has a distinctive aesthetic that is said to resemble a cheesegrater.

It replaced a model which looked like a black tube and was memorably likened to Darth Vader’s ashtray.

‘We designed Mac Pro for users who require a modular system with extreme performance, expansion and configurability,’ said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

‘The new Mac Pro is a monster that will enable pros to do their life’s best work.’

We priced up the computer of our dreams (Image: Apple)

The Pro starts at a price of £5,499 – and you don’t get a monitor. We decided to add every upgrade possible and see what happened.

First, we opted for a 2.5GHz 28‑core Intel Xeon W processor costing £6,300

We added 1.5TB of RAM for £22,500. two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo video cards at a price of £9,720 and an SSD hard drive with 4TB of space – which comes in at a relatively cheap £1,260.

After adding the aforementioned wheels and stand, we opted for an Apple Afterburner card to boost video performance (£1,800) and a top-of-the-range Pro Display XDR monitor with ‘nano-texture glass’.

The final price was £54,036.

Of course, most people aren’t going to turn their Pro into a souped-up beast costing such a ridiculous sum – but it’s nice to know rich people have one more option in their lives that is totally unavailable to the rest of us mere mortals.

Apple wrote: ‘Say hello to a Mac that is extreme in every way.

‘With the greatest performance, expansion and configurability yet, it is a system created to let a wide range of professionals push the limits of what’s possible.’





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