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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Launches Mac Pro Made In The U.S.

Apple Inc. AAPL is now taking orders for its Made in the USA Mac Pro.

Apple Inc. (AAPL - Get Report) said last year it was moving production of its Mac Pro computers to the U.S., and the company has delivered. Starting today, Apple will start accepting orders for the new Mac Pro, which was made in the U.S. According to Time, this is the first product in Apple’s $100 million push for products which are “Made in the USA.” That push was announced in October.

Apple CEO tweets about Mac Pro

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted the news about the Mac Pro launch. The desktop computer is not only put together in the U.S., but it is also made up of components which are manufactured in the U.S. It weighs 11 pounds and is 9.9 inches in height.

The computer is designed to run at double the speed of the previous Mac Pro mode, but it will use approximately 70% less power. It comes with a hefty price tag too—$3,000. It features a 3.7 GHz quad-core processor from Intel, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Its graphics performance is also said to be eight times that of the previous Mac Pro computer. And if you want the six-core mode which comes with 16 GB of RAM, then you’ll have to form over $4,000.

The computer also has a unique cylindrical design, making it not only extra-speedy, but also ultra-stylish for those who care about the way their computer looks. According to NBC News, Apple Inc. (AAPL - Get Report) claims that the cylindrical design allows for maximum air flow and even heat distribution throughout the core of the computer. Apple said the unique design is why it was able to make it so much more powerful than last year’s model while also making it half as loud as the last version.

Apple’s Mac Pro to have small effect

However, because of the declining PC market, the computer is expected to have little effect on Apple Inc. (AAPL - Get Report)’s bottom line. Piper Jaffray analyst is projecting that it will make up just 1% of Apple’s full-year sales in 2014.

-By Michelle Jones

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