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Apple Mac Pro 12 Core Intel Xeon E5 V2 2.7GHz 16GB 256GB Flash

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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its PCs

Apple is one of the leading computer brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its many processor core computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Flash Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is Flash, which is typical of many many processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. Flash Drives store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

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24 Processor Threads

The Mac Pro is a 24 processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other many processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro only have between 6 and 23 processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of many processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro is 20MB. With a processor cache of 30 megabytes, the Mac Pro has one of the bigger processor caches amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 6,144 megabytes, the Apple Mac Pro has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than two years. The discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro range from 510MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 4.2GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Mac Pro has a greater number of placements than most personal computers of this type and age. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Mac Pro.

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Very Short

The heights of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Mac Pro range from 250mm to 580mm. With a height of only 251 millimeters, the Mac Pro is one of the shorter similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago amongst many processor core computers of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is fairly narrow compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The narrowest computer that has been on the market for more than two years is 160mm wide and the widest is 450mm.

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Very Light

The Apple Mac Pro is one of the lighter many processor core computers that have been available for more than two years (only 5 kilograms) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. Across all the PCs that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro the weights range from 250g to 30kg, and the average weight is 12kg.

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Very Shallow

Across all the computers of this spec and age the depths range from 160mm to 620mm, and the average depth is 350mm. At only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is fairly shallow compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of computers of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,100MHz. The Mac Pro has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors (only 800 megahertz) amongst many processor core computers of this age.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec PCs that came out more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 3GB and 8.2TB. The Apple Mac Pro has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 2,048 gigabytes) amongst many processor core computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Mac Pro has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,866 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro. The memory clock speeds of personal computers of this type and age range from 1,300MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Apple Mac Pro has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro. Across all the many processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Mac Pro the maximum internal memory range from 32GB to 520GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Pro

Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the Mac Pro over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Pro has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Mac Pro.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Mac Pro has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Scalability
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(47)
22 August 2012

It?s not that the new Mac Pro is a bad machine--far from it. But the other Macs have moved on, and this refresh sees the tower system losing ground, despite being Apple?s top-of-the-line,...

3 July 2012

If you need to have multiple internal hard drives or PCI-Express cards for your video or audio workstation, the Mac Pro is without a doubt the most configurable Mac available. If your workflow...

Apple hasnt forgotten that it makes a Mac Pro
No FireWire 800
Thunderbolt
USB 3.0
Last year's processor
2 July 2012

If you were looking for a bright side to Apple?s underwhelming updates to its Mac Pro line of tower computers, it would have to be that Apple hasn?t forgotten that it makes such a product. In the... Read more…

22 June 2012

If you were looking for a bright side to Apple?s underwhelming updates to its Mac Pro line of tower computers, it would have to be that Apple hasn?t forgotten that it makes such a product.... Read more…

5 December 2010

Dec 2 2010 - Apple's single processor version of the Mac Pro has stiff competition from Apple's 27-inch iMac. At $2500, the system is just too expensive compared to a similarly equipped iMac....

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User Reviews

(173)
Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
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Fast delivery and excellent package seems like new, very satisfied!

I love this computer, it's incredibly fast, has an adequate amount of storage and it has beautiful retina display. The only down side is the battery runs a little fast, but it's battery lasts long... Read more…

I love this computer, it's incredibly fast, has an adequate amount of storage and it has beautiful retina display. The only down side is the battery runs a little fast, but it's battery lasts long... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

A truly excellent laptop. I never really knew much about mac computers before I had one, as I've always had windows laptops and never really questioned it. I mainly needed a mac for video editing... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

My charger has blown up after two months of purchasing it. I cannot find an email to contact you on seen as you promise a 12 month warranty i would like to have my charger replaced as soon as... Read more…

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Barcodes 00885909720699, 04005922505790, 04005922505974, 04005922506735, 04005922506872, 04005922506889

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