If you want the very best that Apple can offer, then check out the Mac Pro 12-Core Desktop Computer Workstation, the company's premiere computer. Built with high performance in mind, this system is ideal for CPU-intensive and graphics-heavy applications. Apple didn't skimp on the design either. Housed in a striking tower form factor, this desktop workstation has a silver front grille with easy access to USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 ports as well as a headphone jack. Sturdy handles at the top of the case ensures that the system can be safely moved.
Unlike the limited expansion options of other Apple products, the Mac Pro is fully customizable with its easy-access interior. Slide out the four 3.5" SATA drive bays to upgrade seamlessly to a total of 8TB (using 7200rpm SATA HDDs) or 2TB (using SSD). Slide out the processor tray to access the 8 RAM slots, which can support up to a memory capacity of 64GB. The back of the system features a plethora of ports, including more USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 ports as well as dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. There are also optical and analog audio options as well.
The Mac Pro is powered by two 6-core Intel Xeon "Westmere" processors running at a clockspeed of 2.66GHz. This system also comes with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB 7200rpm SATA 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 5870 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. Boot Camp allows you to run Windows on your Mac, which is useful if some of your applications are only available on Windows. Front Row turns your Mac Pro into an impressive media player.
iLife '11 is 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.