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Apple Mac Pro 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 16GB 256GB Flash

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Flash Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is Flash, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and spec 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Flash personal computers currently available including the Apple Mac Pro[plb_2324631_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Short

The heights of desktop computers of this type and age range from 250mm to 580mm. With a height of only 251 millimeters, the Apple Mac Pro is one of the shorter many processor core personal computers that were released one year ago amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Very Light

The lightest desktop computer of a comparable age and type to the Mac Pro is 5kg heavy and the heaviest is 30kg. At only 5 kilograms, the Apple Mac Pro is fairly light compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 167 millimeters, the Apple Mac Pro is one of the narrower PCs of this age and type amongst PCs of this age. Across all the desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro the widths range from 160mm to 640mm, and the average width is 200mm.

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Very Shallow

Across all the many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro the depths range from 160mm to 730mm. With a depth of only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is one of the shallower personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro amongst computers of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Mac Pro has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. The smallest total storage capacity of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro is 120GB, the biggest is 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 3,072 megabytes, the Mac Pro has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro is 4.9GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,866 megahertz, the Mac Pro has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro. Personal computers of this age and spec have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,000MHz.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the Mac Pro over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz, the Mac Pro has a pretty average 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 Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
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Performance
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Processor Special Features
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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Energy Star Certified
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Bundled Software
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Mouse Included
Display Included
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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...

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

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple md878, apple md878b, apple md878ba, apple uk md878, apple uk md878b, apple uk md878ba
Barcodes 00885909720699, 04005922505011, 04005922505240, 04005922505608, 04005922505851, 04005922506353, 04005922506902, 04005922508340, 04005922508623, 04005922508722, 04005922508838
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