Apple's long-awaited Mac Pro is here. Well, almost. It became available to order yesterday, but it's not shipping until January. We've managed to obtain a review sample of a very high-end configuration that would set you back almost five and a half grand (£5,482.50 plus VAT to be precise) and we're currently putting it through its paces.

We should be publishing our first-look review with benchmarks later this afternoon – but before that check out these shots from our exclusive photoshoot. As you can see, the metallic Mac Pro is more like the Space Grey iPhone than the black plastic look of Apple's own press shots – and it's near impossible to keep fingerprint marks off.

Our review Mac Pro has a single 3.0GHz 8-core Intel Xeon processor, 64GB of ECC RAM, 1TB of PCI-e storage, two AMD FirePro D700 graphics cards with 6GB of graphics RAM each. For this shoot, we've paired it with an NEC SpectraView Reference 242 monitor for outstanding colour representation, an Editors Keys Final Cut Pro X Keyboard for faster edits and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera for capturing video at 2.5K for anything from broadcast TV and music videos to corporate or commercial projects.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to see more exclusive photos of the Mac Pro 2013.

Photography: Dominik Tomaszewski