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Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
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Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 32GB 512GB SSD

6 Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 32GB Jan 2015
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Apple Computers Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 1,174 owner and expert reviews for Apple computers and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically for its many processor core computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. Comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 have processor clock speeds of between 1.6GHz and 3.5GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. Many processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 have internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 23GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

Solid State Drives (SSD) 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.

This desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all PCs of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of desktop computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

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Two Discrete Graphics Adapters

The Mac Pro Late 2013 has more discrete graphics adapters than most of the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Pro Late 2013. This computer is a two discrete graphics adapter PC compared to most of the desktop computers that were released one year ago which only have one discrete graphics adapter.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the computers of a similar spec and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 the solid-state drive capacities range from 120GB to 1TB. With a solid-state drive capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities amongst many processor core computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Many processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.6GHz and 3.9GHz. The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.9 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Very Short

The shortest computer of this type and age is 170mm high and the tallest is 580mm. At only 251 millimeters, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 is quite short compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Very Narrow

The average width of many processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago is 200mm, and the widths range from 160mm to 640mm. The Mac Pro Late 2013 is fairly narrow (only 167 millimeters) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Very Light

Across all the many processor core computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 the weights range from 5kg to 30kg. With a weight of only 5 kilograms, the Mac Pro Late 2013 is one of the lighter personal computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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Very Shallow

The depths of many processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 range from 160mm to 730mm. At only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro Late 2013 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other many processor core computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed supported by processor of only 800 megahertz, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a fairly slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor core computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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

The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 have between four and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 64GB and the biggest is 770GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 256 gigabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst many processor core computers of this age.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 is a computer that takes one CPUs configuration (max).

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 3,072 megabytes, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst many processor core computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this spec and age is 4.7GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,866 megahertz, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that were released more than a year ago. The memory clock speeds of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 range from 1,600MHz to 2,200MHz.

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Only Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 is a four USB 3.0 port computer.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 19MB. At only 12 megabytes, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Mac Pro Late 2013 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the Mac Pro Late 2013. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core computers that were released one year ago is 32GB and the biggest is 770GB.

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Only 12 Processor Threads

The Mac Pro Late 2013 is a 12 processor thread PC.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
27 December 2013

What's not?There's no DVD drive for ripping CDs and the accessories can be expensive.The bottom line:The easiest and cheapest way to enjoy hassle-free Mac computing at home. For style and... Read more…

Upgraded internals keep the mini up to date
Sleek, supreme build quality, quiet, high performance
USB 3.0
Stylish, good connectivity, more than powerful enough for most tasks, cheapest Mac you can buy
Processing power
It's no smaller or sleeker than the last model
Does not support PCI cards for upgrading, no builtin optical drive
Could have a better graphics system
HDMI output bug will annoy until next OS X update, still quite expensive really
No DVD (let alone Bluray) player
22 November 2012

The Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) is Apple's best yet, packing as much punch into its compact chassis as a full-size desktop, and offering the sizable, speedy Fusion drive...

Intel Ivy Bridge processor
Fusion Drive with 1.12TB capacity
Unchanged aluminum unibody design
Offers USB 3.0
HDMI, and Thunderbolt ports
Limited upgrade opportunities
Expensive considering lack of peripherals
250 price for Fusion Drive option seems high
No dedicated-graphics option
Fusion is an expensive upgrade, especially for users without demanding data transfer requirements

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 8 March 2013 by Andrew B.
(Verified Purchase)

For those who have heard the horror stories about not being able to get the Apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse, or HDTV, to work during initial setup, worry not. The trick is to plug... Read more…

Small footprint. Very easy setup. Answer 3 or 4 questions, enter your Apple ID and Setup Assistant takes care of the rest. Quiet and boy is it fast. It literally took me longer to connect cables and r
Fast processor, large HDD, easily upgradable, decent graphics
Nice interface. Better for desktop than Wi 8. Great way to transition from PC to Mac. I have not used a Mac for very long and I've already learned how to move the 1TB drive to 2nd position in the Mini
For what you get, this is a powerful package for a small computer. The included 1TB drive is SLOW, so buy another drive to become the primary. I also recommend the upgrade to 16GB of memory. With thos
No DVD drive and it would be nice if there was a User Guide. The Quick Start guide is a little lacking for those who are less than average computer savvy. It's available on line in Apple Support but y
No dedicated graphics card, but most people will never notice. No optical drive or keyboard
The 1TB drive is simply to slow for everyday usage

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 74 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
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18MB Bigger Processor Cache
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Twelve More Processor Threads
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Mac Pro Late 2013 vs Mac Pro Late 2013

Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 vs Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
6 core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 64GB 256GB Flash
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6 core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 32GB 512GB SSD
$ $4,899.00
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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