The B&H Photo Mac Pro Workstation 6-Core with SCRATCH / Wave / Quadro / Support and More features a 6-core Mac Pro with Assimilate's SCRATCH and a collection of hardware already installed, configured and tested by B&H. A Wave Panel is included for use with SCRATCH, and two warranty and tech support plans complete the kit.
The Mac is a 3.33 GHz Intel Xeon system with 6GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. The collection of hardware additionally installed adds another 12GB of RAM and 6TB of storage space, bringing the system to a very fast 6-Core, 18GB Mac with 7TB of storage space. The increase in RAM greatly speeds up the Mac and allows numerous power-intensive programs to be run on it simultaneously, and the increase in storage space multiplies processing power for even better performance.
Assimilate SCRATCH is a visual effects program. The Wave Panel included for use with it has high-quality knobs, buttons, dials, and trackerballs that'll replace a keyboard and mouse in using SCRATCH. The Wave Panel is among the most popular ever used for effects software.
The graphics card installed to support SCRATCH is an nVIDIA Quadro 4000, a professional graphics accelerator and one of the best cards ever made. It's designed specifically for a Mac Pro but will fully support Windows being used in Boot Camp on the Mac.
The included support plans are from Apple and Assimilate. Apple's brings your Mac warranty to three years with full phone support, and Assimilate's is specifically a phone support plan and is for one year.
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B&H Photo Mac Pro Workstation 6-Core with SCRATCH / Wave / Quadro / Support and More Review