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Flash Storage Medium
The storage speed of this 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.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the bigger internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 4GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 22GB.
Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port, however the Mac Pro Late 2013 has two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 12MB, the biggest is 30MB, and the average processor cache is 20MB. With a processor cache of 25 megabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.
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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (6,144 megabytes) amongst computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years is 4.3GB.
Supports One Case Placement
The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by desktop computers of this age and spec.
With a height of only 251 millimeters, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 is one of the shortest desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 amongst desktop computers of this age. Across all the computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013 the heights range from 250mm to 580mm, and the average height is 360mm.
At only 5 kilograms, the Mac Pro Late 2013 is fairly light compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013. The lightest desktop computer of this type and age is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 30kg, and the average weight is 12kg.
The narrowest desktop computer that has been around for a comparable time to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 160mm wide and the widest is 450mm. At only 167 millimeters, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Mac Pro Late 2013.
The depths of many processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago range from 160mm to 620mm, and the average depth is 350mm. The Mac Pro Late 2013 is one of the shallower comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago (only 167 millimeters) amongst PCs of this age.
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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 2,048 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Mac Pro Late 2013. Desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Mac Pro Late 2013 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 3GB and 8.2TB.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,866 megahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The average memory clock speed of PCs of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 1,900MHz.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of only 64 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of personal computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 32GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 140GB.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Apple released the Mac Pro Late 2013 over three years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3 gigahertz, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro Late 2013.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a fairly average total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Mac Pro Late 2013.
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Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E5
ECC Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
4 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Card Reader Integrated
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD FirePro D700
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Operating System Installed
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
IPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, the Mac App Store, Notification Center, Dictation, iCloud, Gatekeeper, Twitter, Facebook
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Upgraded internals keep the mini up to date
Sleek, supreme build quality, quiet, high performance
Stylish, good connectivity, more than powerful enough for most tasks, cheapest Mac you can buy
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
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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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Running this PC over 5 years will generate 2.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 74 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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