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Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation

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Product Highlights
  • 2x 2.4GHz Intel Xeon E5620
  • 6GB (6x1GB) RAM
  • 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • Dual-Layer SuperDrive
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB Graphics
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • 802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi
  • May Ship with OS X Lion or Mountain Lion

The Mac Pro Desktop Computer Workstation from Apple is the company's premiere desktop workstation. The system is built with performance in mind, and is an ideal computer for use with demanding applications. The computer is housed in a striking tower form factor, highlighted by a silver front grille which provides easy access to USB 2.0 and FireWire-800 ports, as well as a headphone jack. Sturdy handles are present to aid in transporting the system when necessary.

Designed with expansion in mind, the computer features four 3.5" SATA drive bays, four PCI Express 2.0 expansion slots, and 8 RAM slots which can support a total 32GB memory capacity. The back of the system features a plethora of ports, including USB 2.0, FireWire-800, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and optical and analog audio.

The system is powered by two Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5620 "Westmere" CPUs running at a clockspeed of 2.4GHz. This "8-Core" configuration gives many more times the processing power of a single CPU, making it an ideal solution for mission critical applications. The system also boasts 6GB of RAM, a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, Apple's SuperDrive DVD burner with dual-layer disc support, 802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR for wireless device connectivity, and ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics with 1GB of memory.

The 64-bit OS features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features intuitive Cover Flow navigation, the powerful Spotlight search tool, and Quick Look document preview. You'll be able to use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac.

iLife '11 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. The system is also powerful enough to run Apple's professional-level applications, perfect for those who are ready to move up to the next level of creative software.

Processor

8-Core "Westmere" CPU
The Mac Pro features two quad-core Intel Xeon "Westmere" 32nm processors each running at a clockspeed of 2.4GHz, giving you ample power to complete extremely demanding tasks
Single-Die Advantage
Many multicore processors are composed of two separate dies, which means some cached data has to travel outside the processor to get from core to core. That's an inefficient way to access information. Enter the Intel Xeon processor. Its single-die, 64-bit architecture makes 12MB of fully shared L3 cache readily available to each of the processor cores. The result is fast access to cache data and greater application performance. Combine that with the other technological advances and you get a Mac Pro that's up to 1.5x faster than the previous generation
Fast Memory. And Lots of It.
System memory is often connected to a processor through a separate I/O controller. But Intel Xeon "Westmere" processors feature an integrated memory controller. By connecting memory directly to the processor, the Mac Pro processors have faster access to data stored in memory, and memory latency is reduced.

The integrated memory controller, along with fast DDR3 ECC SDRAM at 1066MHz, gives Mac Pro an increase in memory bandwidth over previous generations. More bandwidth allows for more data to be fed to the processor faster, helping each core spend its time processing data, not waiting for information to arrive. And Error Correction Code (ECC) corrects single-bit errors and detects multiple-bit errors automatically. That's especially important in mission-critical and compute-intensive environments
Power When (and Where) You Need It
The new Mac Pro introduces Turbo Boost: a dynamic performance technology that automatically boosts the processor clock speed based on workload. If you're using an application that doesn't need every core, Turbo Boost increases the speed of the active ones, up to 2.66GHz on this Mac Pro
The Virtue of Virtual Cores
The Intel Xeon processor supports Hyper-Threading, which allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. So this 8-Core Mac Pro presents 16 virtual cores that are recognized by Mac OS X. Performance is enhanced because Hyper-Threading enables the processor to take better advantage of the execution resources available in each core
Path of Least Resistance
A bidirectional, point-to-point connection -- called QuickPath Interconnect -- gives the Intel Xeon processor quick access to the disk, I/O, and other Mac Pro subsystems. In this dual-processor Mac Pro, there's a QuickPath Interconnect between the two processors as well. This connection acts as a direct pipeline, so processor-to-processor data doesn't need to travel to the I/O hub first. It's another way the Mac Pro boosts performance across the board
Powerfully Efficient
The Mac Pro meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR qualification. ENERGY STAR 5.0 sets significantly higher efficiency limits for power supplies and aggressive limits for the computer's typical annual power consumption

Graphics

ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card
A high-performance graphics cards from AMD makes Mac Pro graphics technology up to 5 times faster than ever before. Perfect for motion graphics, 3D modeling, rendering, or animation, the ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory comes standard. It not only provides faster performance compared to previous Mac Pro standard graphics cards -- it's also faster than the top-of-the-line graphics cards in the previous generation
Don't Keep Those Pixels Waiting
The foundation of the Mac Pro graphics architecture is the latest generation of GPUs connected to the system via a fast and wide PCI Express 2.0 16-lane bus. Couple that with Core Animation, Core Image, and Core Video technologies in Mac OS X 10.6 Leopard. The result is a graphics platform that allows applications to seamlessly tap into a teraflop of graphics power
Graphics on Display
Every Mac Pro graphics card features three display ports for maximum workspace flexibility. When connecting three displays to the graphics card on the Mac Pro, the recommended configuration is two displays with Mini DisplayPort cables and one display with a DVI cable. For instance, the ideal setup would be two Apple LED Cinema Displays and an additional DVI-compliant display with a screen size of up to 30 inches. Please note that other display combinations (such as 2 DVI displays/1 Mini DisplayPort display, 3 DVI displays or 3 VGA displays) will require the purchase of additional video adapters. Also, those adapters must be labeled as "dual-link." With support for two ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards in the Mac Pro, you can connect to a total of six displays

Storage and RAID

Massive Storage
The Mac Pro comes with four 3.5-inch internal hard drive bays for an enormous amount of internal storage -- up to 8TB when you install four 2TB Serial ATA 3Gbps drives. Each bay provides its own independent 3Gbps channel for fast access to data. And thanks to the cable-free, direct-attach installation system, adding (or replacing) hard drives is a surprisingly simple process
Support for SSD Storage
New to the Mac Pro is the option to add up to four 512GB solid-state drives -- or any combination of solid-state and hard drives. Solid-state drives have no moving parts and are capable of accessing data at speeds up to 230MB per second, which is up to twice the speed of hard drives. The result? Incredible performance on a range of data-intensive tasks, including up to 2x faster ProRes video encoding using solid-state drives compared with hard drives 1
Ready to RAID
For data protection and enhanced SATA performance, add the Mac Pro RAID Card with 512MB of RAID cache, a 72-hour cache-protecting battery, and hardware RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 0+1. A new cableless connection and intuitive Apple software make it a snap to install this optional card. Once installed, high-performance 15,000rpm SAS drives may be used. It's the perfect solution for workgroup servers, video pros working with high-bit-rate assets, or anyone who wants to protect critical data.

Even without a RAID card, Mac OS X lets you stripe two, three, or all four hard drives in a RAID 0 array to increase performance and create a massive volume for tasks such as video editing; or create a RAID 1 mirror to protect digital media assets from a drive failure 2
Double-Layer Burner Times Two
The Mac Pro features an open optical drive bay, which can be used to add a second SuperDrive. Adding a second DVD burner allows you to back up data to two double-layer DVDs at once. Or burn an Aperture project to one DVD, while importing music from a CD into your iTunes library. The open optical drive bay allows you to add a SuperDrive to do exactly that

Mac OS X

UNIX Compliant
What makes Mac OS X a powerful operating system is the technology behind it: a fully certified UNIX foundation. With a rock-solid UNIX infrastructure, it's one of the most secure and stable operating systems on any platform. As a developer, you'll appreciate Mac OS X even more because it's fully UNIX compliant. That means it compiles and runs all your existing UNIX code, so you can deploy it in environments that demand full conformance. The result: Software performs exactly as it's meant to. And because the powerful tools built into Mac OS X improve application performance on multicore processors, the Mac Pro is the ideal workstation
64-bit Power
Mac OS X is to the Mac Pro what a skilled driver is to a car with a powerful engine -- a perfect match. Since the Mac Pro runs Mac OS X in 64-bit mode, you can take full advantage of the 64-bit architecture of the Intel Xeon processors inside your new Mac Pro. Add to that the 32GB of memory available for the Mac Pro, and Mac OS X performance is even better than before. Mac OS X also enables developers to build complete 64-bit applications using the Cocoa, Quartz, OpenGL, and X11 GUI frameworks. And because Mac OS X supports 64-bit and 32-bit applications, you don't need a new set of devices or drivers
Multicore. Multitask
At the heart of the new Mac Pro are two Intel Xeon "Westmere" processors with an incredible amount of processing power. Optimized for multicore technology, Mac OS X provides powerful tools that make it easy to reap the benefits of the Mac Pro. The scheduler in Mac OS X, for instance, is very efficient at allocating tasks across multiple cores and processors. So Mac OS X spends less time managing tasks and more time performing computations. As a developer, you can build applications that execute the same efficiency, thanks to NSOperation, a breakthrough API that optimizes applications for multicore processing
Core Animation
From the cascading windows of Time Machine to the smooth animation of the reflective 3D Dock, stunning visual effects truly set Mac OS X apart. Behind all that beauty is a technology built into Mac OS X called Core Animation. The performance of Core Animation benefits from the multicore processors and advanced graphics hardware in the Mac Pro. For developers, Core Animation easily opens up the power of Apple's graphics technologies. You can create animated user interfaces and visualizations that simultaneously layer different media types, such as text, 2D graphics, OpenGL rendering, and QuickTime video, all in real time
Xcode Developer Tools
Xcode is the graphical development environment that comes with every Mac. It's the same software used by Apple to produce Mac OS X, and it's packed with tools and features, including a powerful graphical debugger, a code editor supporting dozens of languages, and the amazing Instruments tool to visualize your application's performance. Xcode is optimized to take advantage of the multicore Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processors and system memory in the Mac Pro. It performs 20 percent faster than before, supports multiple languages (both computer and human), and offers programmers everything they need to make stunning Mac OS X applications
Voilà. Instant Server
The multitalented Mac Pro can also act as a powerful small-workgroup server. Just add Mac OS X Server. The resulting solution combines Mac ease of use with flexible configuration options and server-class hardware. With multicore Intel Xeon processing power, up to 32GB of ECC memory, an optional RAID card, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, a Mac Pro workgroup server has everything you need -- and then some

Mac Pro and The Environment

Energy Efficient
Even though the Mac Pro is the fastest Mac ever, it is also highly energy efficient. Energy-efficient hardware components work hand in hand with Mac OS X to create a system that can dynamically adjust power consumption to reduce the overall energy used. For instance, the CPU architecture allows individual cores to go into a low-power state to reduce energy consumption when they are not needed. The graphics card does the same, reducing power draw when not running graphics-intensive applications. The result is a smart and energy-efficient system that is not only as fast as possible when you need it, but also throttles down power use when it's not needed.

The Mac Pro meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR qualification. ENERGY STAR 5.0 sets significantly higher efficiency limits for power supplies and aggressive limits for the computer's typical annual power consumption
Many Harmful Toxins Eliminated
Apple has worked hard to eliminate many of the toxins that are a common part of computer manufacturing. Apple engineers removed brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from circuit boards, internal cables, connectors, insulators, adhesives, and more. Apple has removed these toxins from all new Mac Pro systems and all of its configuration options -- including graphics cards, Fibre-Channel cards, and RAID cards. They've done the same for our entire product line
Rated EPEAT Gold
Because the Mac Pro is environmentally innovative, it has earned the highest rating of EPEAT Gold. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it's designed and manufactured
Highly Recyclable
The Mac Pro is built with a recyclable aluminum enclosure. Aluminum is very desirable to recyclers, which means the raw materials used in the Mac Pro can be reused in other products. We also simplified the internal design, replacing over 6 feet of cables with more material-efficient connectors that allow easy disassembly at end of life. In addition, one of the few remaining plastic assemblies in the Mac Pro is made from postconsumer recycled plastic
A Commitment That Starts with Products
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, Apple approaches the challenge differently -- through products like the new Mac Pro. Unlike other companies, Apple controls every aspect of the production of its computers. So Apple designers and engineers can minimize their carbon footprint in ways others can't. Apple designs them with fewer parts and eliminates many harmful toxins. They build them using recyclable materials. They even create software that makes them more energy efficient. The result is a new standard in green design

The Mac Experience

Every Day Use
Every Mac is designed to make your life easier, not more difficult. The Mac Pro gives you all the tools you need for e-mail, personal organization, Internet browsing, watching movies, and more. Its software and hardware are designed work to together seamlessly, eliminating the compatibility nightmares that often plague PC users. What's more, the Mac Pro can run Windows via Boot Camp, perfect for users who have a Windows-only application that they absolutely need to use
iLife '11
The included iLife '11 suite is a suite of applications that help you organize your digital life. It includes iPhoto for photo management and editing, iMovie for HD video editing and GarageBand for music production
Secure and Reliable
Worried about viruses and malware? Don't be. The Mac Pro isn't plagued by constant attacks from the outside world. It is designed to be secure out of the box, eliminating the need for additional software to protect your system from danger. OS X will warn you if a downloaded file is potentially dangerous, ensuring that you don't accidentally open a malicious application. Apple responds quickly to any security threats, prompting you to download updates that keep your Mac up to date and safe
Tech Support
Have a problem with your Mac? Get support and advice at the Genius Bar, located at every Apple Retail Store. Apple also provides online tutorials, troubleshooting forums, and 90 days of phone support for users who aren't able to make it to an Apple store
Optional AppleCare
Apple provides 90 days of free phone support and a 1-year limited hardware warranty on the computer. You can opt to add an AppleCare Protection Plan, at additional cost, which covers support and repairs for 3 years from the date of purchase. AppleCare can be purchased at any time within the first year of ownership of the computer
Performance
Processor 2x 2.4GHz Quad Intel Xeon E5620 "Westmere"
Cache L3: 12MB
Memory Slots: 8x DIMM Slots
Type: 1066MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 ECC DIMM
Installed: 6GB (6x1GB) RAM
Capacity: 32GB
Configuration: 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB DIMMs
Graphics Display Interface: Double-wide 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics slot
Installed: ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 SDRAM with support for up to three displays; Up to six displays supported via installation of a second ATI Radeon HD 5770 card

Supported Resolutions
Digital: 2560 x 1600
Analog: 2048 x 1536
Storage and Expansion
Hard Drive Fixed Bays: 4x Independent 3Gb/s Serial ATA cable-free, direct attach hard drive bays; 4x internal hard drive carriers included
Installed: 1x 1TB 7200rpm with 32MB Cache
Supported: 4x SATA Hard Drives
Type: Serial ATA, supports up to 300MB/sec data throughput per hard drive
Optical Drive 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support

Reads
CD: 32x
DVD: 18x

Writes
CD-R: 32x
CD-RW: 32x
DVD-R: 18x

DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-R DL: 8x
DVD+R: 18x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD+R DL: 8x
Bay Expansion 3.5" Internal Direct Attach Hard Drive Bays
Bays: 4
Occupied: 1

5.25" Optical Drive
Bays: 2
Occupied: 1
PCI Expansion 3x open full-length PCI Express 2.0 expansion slots
1x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
2x PCI Express 2.0 x4 slots
All slots provide mechanical support for 16-lane cards
300W combined max for all PCI Express slots
Input/Output
Ports 4x FireWire-800 (2x Front, 2x Back)
5x USB 2.0 (2x Front, 3x Back)
2x USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard
Display 2x Mini DisplayPort
1x Dual-Link DVI

Optional video adapters are available for: Additional DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter; Additional Dual-Link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter; VGA output using MiniDisplayPort to VGA Adapter or DVI to VGA Display Adapter 1
Please Note:

Dual-Link DVI port is capable of driving one display up to 2560 x 1600 in resolution

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Storage None
Audio 1x Built-In Speaker
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone (1x Front)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Line-Out (1x Back)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Line-In (1x Back)
1x Toslink Optical Input (1x Back)
1x Toslink Optical Output (1x Back)
Multichannel audio also supported through Mini DisplayPort
Video None
Communications
Wired 2x independent 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n Airport Extreme
Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
General
Operating System May Ship with OS X Lion or Mountain Lion
Electrical Requirements Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
AC: 100-120VAC or 200-240VAC
Frequency: 50-60Hz, single phase
Current: 12A (low-voltage range), 6A (high-voltage range)
Environmental Requirements Operating
Temperature: 50-95°F (10-35°C)
Humidity: 5-95%, non-condensing
Altitude: 10,000' (3048 m)

Storage
Temperature: -40-116°F (-40-47°C)
Humidity: 5-95%, non-condensing
Altitude: 10,000' (3048 m)
Dimensions 8.1 x 20.1 x 18.7" (20.6 x 51.1 x 47.5cm)
Weight 41.2 lb (18.7kg)
Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation
  • Power Cord
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (Slimline Aluminum)
  • Magic Mouse
  • USB Keyboard Extension Cable
  • Software Bundle
    • iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, and Xcode Developer Tools
  • iLife '11 [Preinstalled or Via Download]
    • iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    AppleMac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation
     
    4.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (17)
    • Easy to set up (16)
    • Good power output (16)
    • Versatile (14)
    • Never freezes (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia (11)
      • Office (8)
      • Home (4)
      • Gaming (3)
      • Video editing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Multimedia professional (12), Tech savvy (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Pro Option

      This Mac Pro was the best option for me, I was looking for a powerhouse to take the place of the MacBook. I am using it for all my photography, web design and...Read complete review

      This Mac Pro was the best option for me, I was looking for a powerhouse to take the place of the MacBook. I am using it for all my photography, web design and development, plus all my iTunes and streaming for my home entertainment. Also wanted a good machine that I could add on to and this gave me that option.

      I am still considering the new MacBook Air to complete my home and work needs, just cause I do need the portability.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      NOT AS FAST AS EXPECTED ...

      I LIKE THE NEW COMPUTER BUT SURPRISED IT IS NOT MUCH FASTER THAN MY 5 YEAR OLD G-5 DUAL 2.5. [...]

      I LIKE THE NEW COMPUTER BUT SURPRISED IT IS NOT MUCH FASTER THAN MY 5 YEAR OLD G-5 DUAL 2.5. [...]

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      5.0

      Speed

      By Macman

      from Hurricane, UT

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Powerful
      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia

        Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

        Video editing super fast lots of room for expansion.

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        4.0

        Easy

        By wizzkinder

        from Woodstock, NY

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Not prone to virus
        • Powerful
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • No Thunderbolt port
        • Too few card slots

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

          Too bad there's no Thunderbolt port on these.
          The drive bays are so easy to work with ( I easily added 3 1TB SATA drives for a RAID 0) and card installing is easy, too. (Not enough slots, though) Someday very soon an 8-12 core Mac Mini or iMac with Thunderbolt peripherals will do all that these Mac Pros can do. In a year I may be frustrated by new model w/ Thunderbolt - or even discontinuation of Mac Pro line, but for now as an audio professional who needs a new computer a.s.a.p. this is the choice.

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          5.0

          Amazing Computer

          By Roger

          from Brazil

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Customize
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

            Perfect, i bought to use w/ after effect and Final Cut... work very well.. Recomend

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Epic computer!

            By Sparrow Ben

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Never Freezes
            • Powerful
            • Quiet
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Office
              • Photography
              • Video editing

              Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

              As a photographer/filmmaker I need A LOT of processing power to deal with my large files, Photoshop work, and video editing. This computer is an absolute high speed taskmaster.

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              5.0

              Fast and powerful!

              By arrakisprods

              from San Juan, PR

              About Me Audiomusic professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Powerful
              • Quiet
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Audio
                • Video

                Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                I use my new Mac Pro for audio/music production. It can handle heavy, CPU intensive sessions in both Logic Studio and ProTools 9 with complete ease. I find it quiet, fast and smart, sharing the processing load among all 8 cores very efficiently.

                I have no cons at this time since I've only had it for about 2 weeks now but can honestly say that my studio setup has had a huge boost in efficiency and power. Highly recommended!

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                5.0

                Geart of the DAW

                By AudioHub

                from Texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Powerful
                • Quiet
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Audio Workstation
                  • Office

                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                  A great workhorse for DAW. Using Nuendo, Logic, or Protool, it is rock-steady.

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                  5.0

                  Un-Equaled Power

                  By Carl Hataway

                  from San Antonio, Texas

                  About Me A Windows Immigrant, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • BIG WOW Factor
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Never Freezes
                  • Powerful
                  • Quiet
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Dorm Room
                  • Gaming
                  • Home
                  • Multimedia
                  • Office
                  • Video editing

                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                  As a Windows Refugee this Mac Pro blows any windows PC out of the water! The Dual XEON 2.4 GHtz 8-Core processors, ATI Radeon HD5870 Video Card, three Western Digital 1TB HDD's, Pioneer Blu-Ray 12X Internal Burner, Apple DVD Internal Burner makes this machine handle anything I throw at it!

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                  5.0

                  Great computer! Best price ever. Awesome

                  By Kingsponge

                  from Nashville TN

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Never Freezes
                  • Powerful
                  • Quiet
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia
                  • Music recording

                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                  Fast, fast...and powerful! Great for my Pro tools rig.

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                  5.0

                  One of the best Computers there is today

                  By Aziel

                  from Dallas Texas

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Never Freezes
                  • Powerful
                  • Quiet
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gaming
                    • Home
                    • Multimedia
                    • Office

                    Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                    For film editing, pro videos and much more..
                    It is one of the best Computers there is today, and we'll still be in the future

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Mac Pro

                    By PK

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Not a tech wiz

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Multimedia
                      • Office

                      Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                      I received my new Mac Pro from B&H in the time window promised, and I was able to assemble the monitor and other accessories without any problem. I bought this computer because I need a more powerful computer to use Final Cut Pro Studio 7, and so far so good. The Apple Cinema Display 27" is absolutely gorgeous. I bought it separately from another vendor. But, the two parts together work like a dream.

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                      4.0

                      Solid

                      By Image Brew

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Powerful
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Office

                        Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                        Work Horse. I recommend 2 23" Samsung displays.

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again and again

                        By Macpro_user1979

                        from Santa Barbara

                        Pros

                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                            I bought this machine 1 month ago , and i have to say as a professional Photographer and Video editor this mac pro is the fastest machine i ever seen
                            i set it up with 32GB of Ram and 4X2TB HD and one 120GB SSD as my boot in the lower optical drive , this mac pro is blazing fast , and it's very quiet, which was not the case with the 2008,2009 mac pro's.
                            This mac pro allows me to export 800 RAW Files (via Adobe Lightroom 3) WITH A resolution of 1920x1080 in 2 min 22 while the newest quad core imac in 56 min ! and the core i7 2.8 Ghz macbook pro in 1 hour 7 min !
                            I highly recommend this model but not the 12 core because i already try to use most of my mac pro so 8 physical core and the other 8 virtual cores which is 16 cores but my maximum use was 14 cores, so to use 24 cores is impossible so it will be a high waste of money . So better to spend money for RAM and HD and SSD .

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                            5.0

                            Excellend Development Workstation

                            By Nate

                            from Cleveland, OH

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Never Freezes
                            • Powerful
                            • Quiet
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Office

                              Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                              With the included Parallels software I am able to develop for Mac, Windows, and Linux with only one machine.

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                              5.0

                              Great Machine!

                              By KB

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Multimedia Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Never Freezes
                              • Powerful
                              • Quiet
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                              Really powerful and so intuitive to set up and configure!

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                              4.0

                              Not as Expected

                              By Dev

                              from Atlanta

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Never Freezes
                              • Quiet
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Slower than simlar PC Wor
                              • Too Slow

                              Best Uses

                              • Multimedia
                              • Photo Editing
                              • Video editing

                              Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                              I heard about a Mac a lot. So decided to buy one. I have another HP Workstaion 3.0 Xeon, and 16 GB memorry and 4TB HD. The PC is much faster than my new Mac Pro. Although it has only 6 GB RAM but still it is not as fast as should be. I am little bit disappointed. But it has few plus though. It is beautiful.

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                              5.0

                              Expensive, but worth every penny

                              By Rob

                              from Chicago

                              About Me Composer, Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Beautiful
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Never Freezes
                              • Powerful
                              • Quiet
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Audio
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                                The engineering on this machine is astonishing. Built with an elegant simplicity, the ability to expand has never been easier. I added my own hard drives, extra ram, extra video card, and bluray drive in less than 20 minutes.

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                                3.0

                                NOT AS FAST AS EXPECTED ...

                                By DAN

                                from FLORIDA

                                About Me Multimedia Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                • Too Slow

                                Best Uses

                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                                I LIKE THE NEW COMPUTER BUT SURPRISED IT IS NOT MUCH FASTER THAN MY 5 YEAR OLD G-5 DUAL 2.5. [...]

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                                5.0

                                Great Pro Option

                                By uniquepixel

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Powerful
                                • Quiet
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gaming
                                  • Home
                                  • Multimedia
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                                  This Mac Pro was the best option for me, I was looking for a powerhouse to take the place of the MacBook. I am using it for all my photography, web design and development, plus all my iTunes and streaming for my home entertainment. Also wanted a good machine that I could add on to and this gave me that option.

                                  I am still considering the new MacBook Air to complete my home and work needs, just cause I do need the portability.

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                                  5.0

                                  Macs just get better

                                  By mathmac

                                  from Poulsbo, WA

                                  About Me Multimedia prosumer, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Never Freezes
                                  • Powerful
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop Computer Workstation:

                                      Totally smooth installation of blu-ray optical drive, memory, upgrading of OS.

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                                      LaCie -  3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0
                                      • You Pay: $219.99
                                       

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                                      • Reg. Price: $199.99
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                                      Apple -  Time Capsule (2TB)
                                      • Reg. Price: $249.00
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                                      • You Pay: $169.00
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                                      • You Pay: $61.99
                                       
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