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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Computers

Based on 1,174 expert and owner reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its personal computers. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically for its many processor core personal computers compared to other manufacturers.

Flash Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is Flash, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec. Flash Drives store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Mac Pro has a greater number of placements than most many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This Apple personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Pro.

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Very Short

Many processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro have heights of between 250mm and 580mm, and the average height is 360mm. At only 251 millimeters, the Mac Pro is quite short compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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Very Narrow

The Mac Pro is one of the narrower PCs of a comparable age and type to the Mac Pro (only 167 millimeters) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The narrowest PC that is a similar age to the Mac Pro is 160mm wide, the widest is 450mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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Very Shallow

Computers of this age and spec have depths of between 160mm and 620mm. With a depth of only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is one of the shallower comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago amongst personal computers of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Mac Pro has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Mac Pro. The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro is 180GB, the biggest is 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL Precision T5610 (£1,318.80) (500GB).

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Only Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Apple Mac Pro which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the Mac Pro has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 1,300MHz and the fastest is 2,200MHz. The Mac Pro has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,866 megahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Apple Mac Pro is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro is 32GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 140GB. The Mac Pro has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 64 gigabytes) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Pro

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Apple PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the Mac Pro has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Mac Pro.

If this Apple PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (3.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
DVI Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection
Compatible Processor Series
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Idle States
Processor Code
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Built-In Speaker

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Expert Reviews

(47)
22 August 2012

It?s not that the new Mac Pro is a bad machine--far from it. But the other Macs have moved on, and this refresh sees the tower system losing ground, despite being Apple?s top-of-the-line,...

3 July 2012

If you need to have multiple internal hard drives or PCI-Express cards for your video or audio workstation, the Mac Pro is without a doubt the most configurable Mac available. If your workflow...

Apple hasnt forgotten that it makes a Mac Pro
No FireWire 800
Thunderbolt
USB 3.0
Last year's processor
2 July 2012

If you were looking for a bright side to Apple?s underwhelming updates to its Mac Pro line of tower computers, it would have to be that Apple hasn?t forgotten that it makes such a product. In the... Read more…

22 June 2012

If you were looking for a bright side to Apple?s underwhelming updates to its Mac Pro line of tower computers, it would have to be that Apple hasn?t forgotten that it makes such a product.... Read more…

5 December 2010

Dec 2 2010 - Apple's single processor version of the Mac Pro has stiff competition from Apple's 27-inch iMac. At $2500, the system is just too expensive compared to a similarly equipped iMac....

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User Reviews

(173)
Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
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Fast delivery and excellent package seems like new, very satisfied!

I love this computer, it's incredibly fast, has an adequate amount of storage and it has beautiful retina display. The only down side is the battery runs a little fast, but it's battery lasts long... Read more…

I love this computer, it's incredibly fast, has an adequate amount of storage and it has beautiful retina display. The only down side is the battery runs a little fast, but it's battery lasts long... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

A truly excellent laptop. I never really knew much about mac computers before I had one, as I've always had windows laptops and never really questioned it. I mainly needed a mac for video editing... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
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My charger has blown up after two months of purchasing it. I cannot find an email to contact you on seen as you promise a 12 month warranty i would like to have my charger replaced as soon as... Read more…

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