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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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Excellent Brand

We checked 1,174 user and expert reviews for Apple PCs and found that on average Apple has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent reviews specifically for its many processor core personal computers.

Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 3GB and 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.8TB. The Mac Pro has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (6,144 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro.

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Flash Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is Flash, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were launched more than two years 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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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6,144 megabytes, the Apple Mac Pro has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro. The discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Mac Pro range from 510MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Apple Mac Pro is more than most desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This Apple PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by similar spec computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Short

Across all the personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Pro the heights range from 250mm to 580mm, and the average height is 360mm. The Mac Pro is quite short (only 251 millimeters) compared to most of the other computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Narrow

At only 167 millimeters, the Apple Mac Pro is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Mac Pro. PCs of this age and spec have widths of between 160mm and 450mm.

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Very Shallow

Many processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro have depths of between 160mm and 620mm, and the average depth is 350mm. With a depth of only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is one of the shallower personal computers of this spec and age amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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Light

When compared to other many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro that we have assessed, the Mac Pro's weight of only 251.5 grams is one of the lightest. Across all the many processor core personal computers that were launched 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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5 Reasons Against

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

Most personal computers of this age and spec have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the 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 desktop computer 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 commonly supported WiFi standard on similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro is 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,866 megahertz, the Apple Mac Pro has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro.

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Only Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Mac Pro which has four 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 that have been around for a comparable time to the Mac Pro. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Mac Pro is 32GB, the biggest is 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 computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the Mac Pro has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Mac Pro has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro.

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Average Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
ECC Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Performance
Password Protection
Compatible Processor Series
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost 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)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Built-In Speaker(s)

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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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