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AppleMac Pro Desktop Computer (Eight-Core, Late 2013)
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Awesome

By Pico

from San Francisco

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Can't Upgrade The V-cards

Best Uses

  • After Effects
  • Mari
  • Maya
  • Modo
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Zbrush

Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Eight-Core, Late 2013):

As a pro user I have to admit, I didn't like these new Mac pro's when first introduced after such a long wait for an updated line. But after using this computer I'm on-board. Super silent even under long Maya/Modo renders. It was a big purchase, but my last Mac pro last 5 to 6 years without a problem. I really think this computer will only get faster as more and more apps start to take full advantage of the two GPU's. About B&H. Order was fast easy and helpful costumer service. My G-Drive showed up DOA and they helped me fix the problem very fast. Kinda happy about it since I decided to upgrade to the G-Drive Pro. For anyone on the fence about this machine, pull the trigger and enjoy it! A lot of R&D went into this computer.

TIPS. Make a Boot USB. Plug your thunderbolt devices into separate buses.(not all on same bus.

  • Primary use:
  • Business

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5.0

As Expected

By TTG

from New York

Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Eight-Core, Late 2013):

We are using this Mac Pro with a Dell 28 inch IPS 4k monitor that we also picked up from BH Photo and this screams beauty. We do a lot of timelapse work, so we have Premiere, Lightroom, and After Effects all running without a hitch. We upgraded the ram ourselves to 64gb, which is an easy install, please make sure they snap in or it won't read when upgrading ram.

We transcode Red Footage files from Red Cine-X and it chews through footage beautifully. Plays 4k full resolution well on the monitor without stuttering.

Make sure to read about the bus ports which are 3. The bottom 2 thunderbolt ports and HDMI are 1 whole port. So we don't connect any of our Pegasus R6 on that. We have (2g Pegasus R6's and GTech Ev drives. No complaints. Recommended Buy!

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5.0

Worth the Wait

By Deek

from Culver City, CA

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Powerful
  • Quiet
  • Small Footprint

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Have To Buy Peripherals

Best Uses

  • Enhance Experience
  • Replacement
  • Upgrade

Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Eight-Core, Late 2013):

I'm a professional editor waiting to update my aging 2008 Mac Pro. Though incredibly expensive, I saw how the new Mac Pro was optimized to work with FCP X and knew it would work with my workflow. Being part of my livelihood, the purchase was deemed by me to be worth it. It is incredibly much smaller and lighter (which when I have to travel to location is greatly appreciated), and quieter. In my office where there are hard drives whirring, that is a welcome respite. As Apple has designed the new Mac Pro as the "hub," this purchase may require additional considerations such as having to buy external storage such as USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt drives, a PCIe chassis (for those with cards needed for video ingesting like the RED Rocket card or AJA cards), an e-SATA Thunderbolt hub, a DVD / Blu-Ray burner, etc. It can be a bit of a wire jungle behind the computer but that was always the case with me and my last Mac Pro. It is worthy purchase for me, but I realize that if I did less processor intensive tasks like word processing, e-mail, internet surfing, media consumption, etc. I would definitely not find this worth the price and just opt for the excellent iMac series for far less. However, if you're a video editor, 3D artist, serious photographer or anyone who has to render images quickly and efficiently, then I would seriously give this a strong consideration. Personally, I'm loving it. One thing I do wish the Mac Pro came with was bigger internal storage (I got the 1TB internal SSD) as I had to take my rather large iTunes library and put it on a 2TB external USB 3.0 drive, but maybe one day someone will release larger capacity SSDs.

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  • Business

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