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Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core)

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Product Highlights
  • 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Quad-Core
  • 12GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM
  • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (2 x 2GB)
  • Six Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Four USB 3.0 Ports, One HDMI 1.4 Port
  • Supports up to Three 4K Displays
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Unique Compact Cylinder Design
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

From 2006 to 2012, the Mac Pro from Apple carried the same aluminum case, first made popular by the Power Mac G5. Now, the Mac Pro returns with a completely redesigned look. Apple revisited the architecture of the Mac Pro's internal components in order to maximize performance and minimize heat. With a unified thermal core, Apple opted for a leaner, lighter, and quieter structure that was more streamlined. The unique cylinder design stands just 9.9 inches tall with a diameter of just 6.6 inches, which allows it to be a professional workstation that can actually sit on your desk.

The system is powered by a quad-core 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 processor. The Mac Pro also has 12GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage. There are also dual AMD FirePro D300 graphics cards with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete VRAM. You'll be able to connect to the Internet with fast-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The Mac Pro also supports a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks as well. The Mac Pro also features built-in Bluetooth 4.0, which allows you to connect wireless headphones, keyboard, mice and other compatible peripherals without a hassle.

The Mac Pro has six Thunderbolt 2 ports, a high-speed interface that can move data at up to 20 Gb/s. That's four times the speed of the USB 3.0 standard. Speaking of USB 3.0, Apple added four USB 3.0 ports to ensure you have full native connectivity options with your USB-compatible peripherals, such as external hard drives.

iLife has a complete suite of digital creativity applications. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos and compose original music. iLife includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.

iWork provides three apps to keep you productive. Pages allow you to make creative word documents. Numbers helps you make spreadsheets more visually insightful. Keynote allows you to create a powerful presentation, complete with animated charts, interactive tables with cinematic effects and transitions.

The new Mac Pro comes with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks preinstalled. Mac OS X Mavericks provides innovative features, such as AirDrop, AirPlay, Dictation, Gatekeeper, Notification Center, improved multiple display support, Finder Tabs and Tags, iCloud Keychain, and more.

Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 Performance
This Mac Pro features a 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 processor with quad cores of processing power on a single die. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.9 GHz. And with 10MB of L3 cache, 40 GB/s of PCI Express Gen 3 bandwidth, and 256-bit-wide floating-point instructions, you'll never be at a loss for speed
Dual AMD FirePro D300 Graphics Cards
Traditionally, professional computers have relied primarily on the CPU for their computing power. But as GPU performance has dramatically increased, software developers have begun to leverage that power in their apps. With the Mac Pro, Apple engineered an even more powerful GPU architecture. Not only does it feature a state-of-the-art AMD FirePro workstation-class GPU - it features two of them. And each is available with 2GB of dedicated VRAM and 1280 stream processors. With 4 teraflops of computing power between the two, you'll be able to do things like seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background - and still have enough power to connect up to three high-resolution 4K displays
Memory
Every component in the Mac Pro is optimized for performance. That includes a four-channel DDR3 memory controller running at 1866 MHz. It supports 12GB of memory and delivers up to 60 GB/s of memory bandwidth, which means you can fly through even the most computer-intensive tasks in no time. And since it's ECC memory, your render job, video export, or simulation won't be stopped by transient memory errors
Design
Apple reorganized the architecture of the internal components as well as the entire enclosure of the Mac Pro. Its unique cylinder design is made with refined impact extrusion technologies for effective material use and a polished aluminum enclosure. It stands at just 9.9 inches tall with a diameter of just 6.6 inches, allowing you to place it on your desk
Storage
The Mac Pro has next-generation PCIe-based flash storage, which is up to 2.4 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive and up to 10 times faster than a 7200-rpm SATA hard drive. Most flash storage systems connect via SATA buses designed for slower spinning hard drives. But Apple designed the Mac Pro around new PCIe-based flash controller technology to deliver the fastest solid-state drives available standard in a desktop computer. So you'll have 256GB of storage that will let you boot up, launch apps, and even open massive files almost instantly
Thermal Core
Rather than using multiple heat sinks and fans to cool the processor and graphics cards, Apple built everything around a single piece of extruded aluminum designed to maximize airflow as well as thermal capacity. It works by conducting heat away from the CPU and GPUs and distributing that heat uniformly across the core. That way, if one processor isn't working as hard as the others, the extra thermal capacity can be shared efficiently among them
Fan
Instead of adding extra fans, Apple engineered a single, larger fan that pulls air upward through a bottom intake. As air passes vertically through the center of the device, it absorbs heat and carries it out the top. By minimizing air resistance throughout the system, Apple was able to design a fan with backward-curved impeller blades that runs at fewer revolutions per minute, draws air more efficiently as it spins, and creates considerably less noise
Expansion
Designed with built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 1.4 ports, the Mac Pro provides flexible, high-performance expansion. And it has everything you need to build a workstation completely customized to what you need and how you work
Thunderbolt 2
Thunderbolt 2 combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into one high-speed, versatile I/O technology. Thunderbolt 2 delivers twice the throughput, providing up to 20 Gb/s of bandwidth to each external device. So you're more than ready for the next generation of high-performance peripherals, without being limited by the number of expansion slots inside your computer. You can connect massive amounts of storage, add a PCI expansion chassis, and work with the latest external displays - including 4K desktop displays and peripheral devices capable of broadcast monitoring in 4K. And since each Thunderbolt 2 port allows you to daisy-chain up to six peripherals, you can go all out by plugging in up to 36 external devices via Thunderbolt 2 alone
I/O Connections
The Mac Pro equips you with all kinds of connections for all kinds of peripherals. USB 3.0 gives you the versatility to hook up dozens of different types of external devices. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports let you connect to multiple networks. And an HDMI 1.4 port provides support for the high-definition televisions, projectors, and displays, including Ultra HD TVs. As you rotate Mac Pro to plug in a device, it senses the movement and automatically illuminates the I/O panel. So you can easily see the ports you need when you need them
Wireless
Access your network over three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi for high-speed wireless connectivity. For all your other wireless connections, the Mac Pro includes Bluetooth 4.0. It's the easiest way to connect your keyboard, mouse, and other wireless devices without having to physically attach anything
Performance
Processor 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Quad-Core
10MB L3 cache
Memory 12GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 RAM
Graphics 2 x AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory
Storage
Storage (SSD) 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 6 x Thunderbolt 2
4 x USB 3.0
Display 1 x HDMI 1.4
6 x mini DisplayPort (via Thunderbolt 2 ports)
Connect up to three 4K displays or six Thunderbolt displays
Audio 1 x Combined optical digital audio output/analog line out minijack
1 x Headphone minijack with headset output
1 x HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
1 x Built-in speaker
Connectivity
Ethernet 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45
Wi-Fi 802.11ac (802.11a/b/g/n compatible)
Bluetooth 4.0
General
Power Requirements Line Voltage: 100-120V AC or 200-240V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)
Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz single phase
Maximum continuous power: 450W
Environment Requirements Operating Temperature: 50° to 95%deg;F / 10° to 35%deg;C
Storage Temperature: -40%deg; to 116° F / -40° to 47%deg;C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,400 feet / 5,000 m
Typical Acoustical Performance, Sound Pressure Level (Operator Position): 12 dBA at idle
Dimensions 9.9 x 6.6" / 25.1 x 16.7 cm
Weight 11 lbs / 5 kg
Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core)
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    4.8

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        5.0

        Mac Pro

        By Whiterider

        from Tn

        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core):

        This is not only a work of art it is a spectacular machine. First Mac that I have ever owned that is completely silent. Faster than a blinking an eye. Literally starts in five seconds. Powerful almost be on belief.

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        4.0

        Very Happy

        By Alex

        from Dallas, TX

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        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Slow Manufacturer Shippin

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        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core):

        Though I did have to wait a long time for it to arrive I was excited to receive my new Mac Pro. Even though it's the baseline model it still spits out renders faster than my fully upgraded machine at work.

        It looks pretty and works like a beast. What more do you want?

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        5.0

        Amazingly fast!

        By CS Photography

        from Newport Beach, CA

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            Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core):

            I was trying to decide between the new Mac Pro and the 27 inch iMac. The new Mac Pro runs Final Cut and Aperture at blazing speeds. Thunderbolt 2 is a delight (upgrading from Firewire ). Very happy with my purchase. B&H shipped very quickly, a pleasure to do business with.

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            • Business

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            5.0

            Very Powerful Workstation

            By Rhod

            from St. Michael, MN

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            • Easy To Use
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                Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core):

                I purchased this MacPro Quad core to replace my aging MacBook Pro 2011 model. It is used primarily for music production. This is my first "Pro" Mac since owning a G4 tower years ago and I am very pleased with my decision. I was on the fence deciding between the latest iMac i7 with Haswell CPU and this one and I'm glad I decided to get the Pro! The benefits over the iMac are: it is expandable to 64Gb RAM (compared to 32gb for the iMac), it supports "4k" displays (even though I have no need for one now, I'm sure prices will come down and. unlike with the iMac, I'll be ready), and the upgradable Xeon CPU. In addition, the ECC RAM and Xeon CPU provide a level of stability that desktops just do not.

                The only things weighing in favor of the iMac were: the amazing 27" display and the relative cost for a somewhat comparable configuration. Overall, though, the Mac Pro is worth the extra expense for longterm upgradability and stability. Highly recommended!

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