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Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 16GB 256GB Flash

8 Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 16GB Sep 2014
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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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10 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent PC Reviews

Based on 1,174 expert and user reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its desktop computers. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically for its many processor core personal computers.

Flash Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is Flash, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec. 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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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Mac Pro Late 2013 has more Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports than most of the PCs of this spec and age. This Apple PC is a two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port PC compared to most of the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 which only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of many processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 12MB, the biggest is 30MB, and the average processor cache is 20MB. At 25 megabytes, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

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 many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013. Many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB.

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Short

The heights of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Mac Pro Late 2013 range from 250mm to 580mm, and the average height is 360mm. When compared to other comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the height of, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013's height of only 251 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Light

The Mac Pro Late 2013 is one of the lighter desktop computers of this spec and age (only 5 kilograms) amongst computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Pro Late 2013 the weights range from 250g to 30kg.

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Very Narrow

At only 167 millimeters, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 is quite narrow compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Mac Pro Late 2013. The narrowest PC that has been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 160mm wide, the widest is 450mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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Shallow

The depths of comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Pro Late 2013 range from 160mm to 620mm. When compared to other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Mac Pro Late 2013 that we have assessed, the Mac Pro Late 2013's depth of only 167 millimeters is one of the shallowest.

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1 Reason Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Mac Pro Late 2013. Similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Mac Pro Late 2013 have total storage capacity of between 180GB and 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Apple released the Mac Pro Late 2013.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Specification

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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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 Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT 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
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

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00885909634125, 01401002982629

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Apple ME253
4 core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 12GB 256GB Flash
Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
8 core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 16GB 256GB Flash
$ 2,799.00
Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Four Months Newer
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Mac Pro Late 2013 vs Mac Pro Late 2013

Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 vs Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
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Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
8 core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 16GB 256GB Flash
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50% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Four More Processor Cores
17% Bigger Processor Cache
3.1GB Smaller Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
A Lot Smaller Internal Memory
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