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Apple Mac Pro 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 12GB 256GB Flash

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8 Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 12GB Dec 2013
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Mac Pro is the professional desktop computer reinvented from the inside out. Arranging the most advanced technologies available around a unified thermal core allowed us to make this the most... More
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Apple has excellent average reviews for its many processor core personal computers as well as across its entire computer range.

Flash Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is Flash, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time 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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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6,144 megabytes, the Mac Pro has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. Computers of this spec and age have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Mac Pro has a quite small internal memory (only 12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro. Many processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro have internal memory of between 8GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 24GB.

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Only One Storage Drive

The Mac Pro is a one storage drive desktop computer. Most of the other many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro have between one and three storage drives.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the Mac Pro has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT 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
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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
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Built-In Speaker(s)

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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,...

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

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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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