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Apple Mac Pro 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 16GB 512GB Flash

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Seven Industry Awards

This personal computer has received seven awards from PC experts.

The experts at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this computer. Pcauthority.com.au, MacPro.se and Alphr.com all gave this personal computer a "Recommended" award.

This many processor core personal computer received an "Editor's Choice" from both Computershopper.com and Macworld.co.uk, both of which decided that this Apple personal computer was fantastic.

Two more expert review sites both said that this desktop computer was good. Stuff.tv gave this personal computer a "Hot Buy" award and Maclife.com gave it an "Awesome Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this many processor core personal computer is 80% based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this personal computer as exceptional on average.

Easy to Use

A few people concluded that it was easy to use. Applemania gave this PC a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC on Amazon two years ago “Am now learning how to use the amazing potential”. C Knight rated it as very good and wrote on Amazon “Excellent - I find it easier and more intuitive than Windows (though I'm still getting to grips with it”. Dr. S. Arif said on Amazon “Clear, much like chocolate - I'd rather eat it! When a program freezes it is easy to use force quit without having to restart the machine” in their review of the Apple Mac Pro.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Karl Gardner rated this PC 5 stars and he said “They're very easy to set up and get used to”. Mr J Rees mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up as expected and easy to transfer all my data” in his review and scored the product very highly.

Two Apple Mac Pro reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Spelk rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Based on my experience I would highly recommend Cell Zone”.

Two Apple Mac Pro owners mentioned in their reviews that the Apple Mac Pro was comfortable and easy to hold. Gordon Smart he wrote in his review on Amazon “It became like a comfortable chair”. Gordon Smart also wrote “Needs to be used a bit to become comfortable”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to handle. Frankregie said in their review of the Apple Mac Pro “Can't get through to the person handling my case (voicemail full!” however they scored it 40 out of 100.

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Good Battery Life

Thirteen Apple Mac Pro reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Citromkarika gave the Apple Mac Pro an excellent rating and said “Mobility is brilliant! The battery last!s at lasts 8-9 hours”. David Hart said on Amazon “Its very fast and battery life is better than previous models”. Two years ago Fintan said “Super light, amazing battery life - over all top class”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers concluded that the product was quiet. Lallyandwillets scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “What else - oh yes, slim lightweight & quiet”. Mr Robert K Wilson gave it a very good review score and he mentioned on Amazon “Is almost completely silent when running”. Mr. S. J. Morley mentioned on Amazon “Nice design, Quiet Apple you have lost you way in my opinion”.

One Apple Mac Pro reviewer who purchased the product thought it was noisy. Lallyandwillets scored the product very highly and mentioned three years ago “When you do want it to make a noise the speakers are amazing for a machine of this size”.

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Robust

Sixteen people said in their reviews that it was well made. Ahmedb mentioned on Amazon in December last year “Solid state disk is really a nice experience” in their review of this PC. John Ryan scored it very highly and he said in his Apple Mac Pro review on Amazon “Common with all Apple MacBooks it's beautifully carved out of a solid piece of brushed aluminium, with a huge track-pad”. Mengkysan said on Amazon “The build is very good” and scored the Apple Mac Pro 4 stars.

Five Apple Mac Pro owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Coulthard mentioned on Amazon “Laptop is very robust and stylish” in their review. In December last year Pmaccyd scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “I Just love this laptop, pretty quick and robust”. Amug.org mentioned in their review of the Apple Mac Pro “Fast, green, silent, rugged, expandable”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. A P Jones wrote in their review of this PC “I finally have a reliable computer” . Doyler said “Purchased for my daughter during her GCSC revision, she loves the computer it is fast and reliable”. Edward wrote on Amazon in December last year “Over all it is impressive and trustworthy seller for sure” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several Apple Mac Pro owners said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mr. Simon M. Phillips wrote “The Windows Experience Index in Windows 7 for this computer under emulation is 5.8 broken down as follows”.

Some Apple Mac Pro owners concluded that this PC was sealed. Two years ago Jackie Linehan mentioned in his review on Amazon “Genuine sealed Apple product at a fantastic price” and gave this PC a very good rating. Paul Smith scored this PC 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The unit came fully sealed and had no problems registering with apple” in his Apple Mac Pro review.

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Good Connectivity

A few customers who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Sushthetechguy wrote in their review of the Apple Mac Pro on Amazon “The laptop also has a full size hdmi port which means that it is easy to connect to external displays such as TVs”.

One Apple Mac Pro owner reckoned that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Citromkarika wrote “Good Battery life! Wide connectivity options” in their review of the Apple Mac Pro.

One Apple Mac Pro owner who purchased it considered that it was wifi compatible. Three years ago Mengkysan said “That has to come with some hefty tweaking because even with just surfing the net through wi-fi, I seem to get no more than 4.5”.

One Apple Mac Pro reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Peter M wrote “No problem keep all my usb devices, including external BD/DVD” in his review of this PC and gave it a very good review.

One person wrote in their reviews that this PC had network functionality. Zippie mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to set up connecting to my network immediately, only needed password” in their review of this PC and gave the Apple Mac Pro a rating of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Several customers who purchased this PC thought it was good looking. Two years ago A. Leigh said in their Apple Mac Pro review “Absolutely gorgeous, ditch your PC now”. This year Amazon Customer mentioned “These laptops are stylish, super fast”. Applemania wrote on Amazon two years ago “I expected a beautiful and sophisticated machine” and scored the Apple Mac Pro 5 stars.

Fifteen customers said in their reviews that it was a good design. Biged mentioned “I love the Apple design.” but they only gave it a score of 1 stars. J. J. Wynne mentioned on Amazon “What can I say I love my mac I installed 32gb Ram took 2 min great design and works just like a Mac”. Lallyandwillets scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Apple Mac Pro three years ago “That aside I am very pleased with the design & build quality”.

A few Apple Mac Pro owners who reviewed the Apple Mac Pro agreed that it was smooth. Ahmedb wrote in their review on Amazon “Then resume after a while pretty fast and smooth, without worrying to damage the hard disk” and rated the product 5 stars. Three years ago Alex.39b mentioned on Amazon “Weaker hardware for a premium price the GPU can only play skyrim at high graphics ultra is slightly smooth” in their review but even so they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One Apple Mac Pro owner who bought the Apple Mac Pro concluded that it was luxurious. Pilkon mentioned on Amazon “Standard posh item” and scored it 5 stars.

One Apple Mac Pro reviewer who bought the Apple Mac Pro thought it was well designed. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk said in their review of this PC “The Mac Pro is typically Apple - it deliver great performance and is extremely well designed.” however despite that they only rated the product 3 stars.

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Good Size

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Apple Mac Pro was thin. Two years ago 'mon the Pars wrote “It's soooo thin although clearly the lack of a CD/DVD drive is part of the reason for this” in their review. Last year Citromkarika wrote in their review “I have plenty of free space! I love how slim the laptop is! Perfect to carry on long flights roadtrips etc”. Frankregie mentioned “Quick start up & long battery life with slim size makes it ideal to slip in the bag for a day's work” .

Three Apple Mac Pro owners who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Ahmedb said “This will not affect my overall rating for this product given its lightweight and high degree of portability”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Apple Mac Pro review on Amazon “Lightweight, beautiful screen”. Three years ago John Ryan rated this PC 5 stars and he mentioned in his Apple Mac Pro review “Beautiful design, lightweight and fast”.

Two Apple Mac Pro owners who bought this PC thought it was a good weight. Abshaef said two years ago “Screaming fast + incredible display + ultra light weight = the best laptop I have ever used” in their review. In the same month Utdminiman rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “It is sleek light weight has all the ports I need HDMI, USB 3.0 SDXC slot”.

Two Apple Mac Pro owners who reviewed it concluded that it was a good body shape. Citromkarika said on Amazon “If a person uses a bit more force it releases nicely without any harm or damage! Simple and Clever! I love it! The aluminium body” in their Apple Mac Pro review. Citromkarika also wrote “Overall U get what U pay for! Nice aluminium body, sharp stunning screen, amazing sound, superfast SSD”.

A number of people who purchased the product considered that it was easy to carry around. Joanne Hallam said on Amazon “Light and easy to carry”. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Two years ago Zippie mentioned “I decided to change to a smaller more compact (present one 15.4") lighter weight item”.

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Good Product Quality

Several people considered that the Apple Mac Pro was good quality. Three years ago Aly Aldridge said “Using it with music production software for a better quality result”. Two years ago Dr. S. Arif mentioned “What you get is quality” in their Apple Mac Pro review. Fintan wrote in their review of this PC “Top quality laptop, after many years of Windows laptops I went for this” and scored it 5 stars.

Apple Has Excellent Desktop Computer Reviews

Apple many processor core personal computers have excellent ratings on average and across all personal computers Apple is one of the best brands.

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Large Storage Capacity

A few people who reviewed this PC concluded that it had good storage. B. R. Hendricks wrote in their review of the Apple Mac Pro on Amazon “It has a tiny storage by to-days standards”. Luca scored it very highly and said in their review of this PC on Amazon this year “It's incredibly fast, has an adequate amount of storage and it has beautiful retina display”. In December last year M. S. Clark said on Amazon “This model comes with a sensible 250 GB storage” in their Apple Mac Pro review and scored it 5 stars.

Good Graphics Card

A number of Apple Mac Pro owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good graphics card. Itpro.co.uk gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “If you use applications that can take advantage of its powerful processors and graphics card” in their Apple Mac Pro review. Digitalmedianet.com wrote “An excellent graphics card (or two”.

Good Support

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Frankregie said on Amazon “The beautiful screen & slick keypad & trackpad help a lot”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Flash Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is Flash, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. 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 Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of computers of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro range from 2.6GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the Mac Pro has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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Very Short

The heights of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro range from 250mm to 580mm, and the average height is 350mm. With a height of only 251 millimeters, the Mac Pro is one of the shorter many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro amongst PCs of this age.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is fairly narrow compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. The widths of many processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro range from 160mm to 640mm, and the average width is 200mm.

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Very Light

The Apple Mac Pro is quite light (only 5 kilograms) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro. Many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro have weights of between 5kg and 30kg, and the average weight is 11kg.

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Very Shallow

Across all the comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year the depths range from 160mm to 730mm. With a depth of only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is fairly shallow compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor for Gaming

One person reckoned that it was not good for gaming. Stuff.tv said “Awesomely powerful and beautifully designed, limited gaming ability is the Mac Pro’s only shortcoming” in their review but they still rated this PC 5 stars.

Inferior Technical Features

One Apple Mac Pro owner said in their reviews that this PC did not have good features.

Very Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The Mac Pro has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors (only 800 megahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. Many processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of computers of this type and age is 64GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 580GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 256 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Pro has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro the processor caches range from 12MB to 30MB. With a processor cache of only 12 megabytes, the Mac Pro has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the Mac Pro over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Mac Pro has a fairly average processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

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Storage
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Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
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Colour of Product
Performance
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
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Depth
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Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

7 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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,...

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....

4 November 2010

If you work with video, animation or motion graphics and need a workstation this powerful ? and, more importantly, can afford it ? the Apple Mac Pro 12-core is a winner. Neil Bennett, Digital Arts...

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User Reviews

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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…

Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Donald Adkins
(Verified Purchase)

This using and loving it...

Reviewed 23 November 2015 by Mr. S. J. Morley

I am a great Apple Fan but I have been disappointed with the New Mac Pro. For a start it comes with a non upgradable SSD with only 256GB which for this sort of machine is crazy. It's like buying a... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Alexander Mallinckrodt

Looks like a trash can... But good computer...

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by Liam | 11 Comments

So slow just use it as a bin.

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