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Apple Mac Pro Late 2013

Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 16GB 1TB SSD

4 Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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23 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

On average desktop computers from Apple are rated 91%, which is in the top 1% of all personal computer manufacturers that we have assessed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6,144 gigabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013. Comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. The Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor (59.7 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of PCs that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Mac Pro Late 2013, the max internal memory supported processor of the Mac Pro Late 2013 of 256 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of desktop computers of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average internal memory of PCs that are a similar age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 8.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Mac Pro Late 2013 has a faster storage speed than most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago. This Apple personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an HDD 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 personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all PCs of this type and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst comparable types of personal computer.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Mac Pro Late 2013 has more Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports than most of the PCs of a comparable age and type to the Mac Pro Late 2013. This computer is a two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port desktop computer compared to most of the comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 which only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Two Discrete Graphics Adapters

The Mac Pro Late 2013 is a two discrete graphics adapter PC.

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Very Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013's solid-state drive capacity is one of the biggest amongst PCs that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013. Across all the personal computers that were released one year ago the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 1TB.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on computers of this age and spec.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6,144 megabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. When compared to other comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013, the processor cache of the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 of 10 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Mac Pro Late 2013 is more than most computers of this spec and age. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Light

The weights of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg. At only 5 kilograms, the Mac Pro Late 2013 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Shallow

The Mac Pro Late 2013 is one of the shallower personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 (only 167 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The shallowest medium processor core desktop computer that was launched around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 31mm deep and the deepest is 590mm.

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1 Reason Against

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 that we have assessed, the memory clock speed supported by processor of the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 of only 800 megahertz is one of the slowest. The memory clock speeds supported by processors of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Pro Late 2013 range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
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
Product Type
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
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
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
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

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

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $435.79
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Total running cost over 5 years $435.79
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Running this PC over 5 years will generate 2.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
74
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 74 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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