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Apple Mac Pro 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 12GB 1TB Flash

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8 Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 12GB May 2014
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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Many processor core computers produced by Apple have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just many processor core computers) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro is 3.7TB. When compared to other desktop computers of this age and type, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Mac Pro of 6,144 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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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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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Mac Pro has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (6,144 megabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro. Across all the computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 8.2GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Mac Pro is more than most personal computers of this age and type. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Short

Across all the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Pro the heights range from 250mm to 580mm. The Apple Mac Pro is quite short (only 251 millimeters) compared to most of the other many processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro.

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Very Narrow

The average width of PCs of a similar age and type to the Mac Pro is 180mm. At only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Mac Pro.

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Very Shallow

The depths of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro range from 160mm to 620mm, and the average depth is 350mm. With a depth of only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

At only 251.5 grams, the Apple Mac Pro is fairly light compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. The average weight of many processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Mac Pro is 12kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Only Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most PCs of a similar age and spec to the Mac Pro have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Apple Mac Pro which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This PC supports IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11n WiFi standards, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,866 megahertz, the Mac Pro has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro. The slowest memory clock speed of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro is 1,300MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Only Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Apple Mac Pro is a four USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 64 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the Mac Pro. PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 32GB and 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 140GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Pro

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Apple Mac Pro has a relatively typical processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Mac Pro has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
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
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
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
DVI 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
Compatible Processor Series
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Idle States
Processor Code
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
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
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
(Verified Purchase)

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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