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Apple Mac Pro Late 2013
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Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 64GB 256GB SSD

8 Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 64GB Jan 2015
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Stunning New Design.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... More
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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Based on 1,174 expert and user reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its computers. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its many processor core personal computers range compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this type and age is 3GB and the biggest is 8.2TB. The Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (6,144 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Mac Pro Late 2013 has one of the bigger internal memory (64 gigabytes) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of personal computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro Late 2013 is 4GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Flash Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is Flash, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs 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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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

Most of the other personal computers that were launched around the same time as 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.

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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 that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Mac Pro Late 2013 is more than most many processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by many processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of many processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago is 800GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Mac Pro Late 2013 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 8.2GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Apple desktop computer has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro Late 2013.

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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
InTru™ 3D Technology
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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)
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Expert Reviews

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

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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Total running cost over 5 years $426.16
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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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