What’s the “pro range”, anyway? The Mac market share of the Mac Pro is miniscule. Many “pros” use iMacs (or MBPs) instead, and those are pretty fast already. At the end of the year, Apple will extend the pro family with the iMac Pro, featuring workstation-grade tech with up to 18 CPU cores. Which is why I did not include 2017 in the years of admitted drought. If performance is all you need, the iMac Pro will be a great alternative to the Mac Pro.