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Apple Mac Pro 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 12GB 256GB Flash

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Apple Has Excellent Desktop Computer Reviews

Many processor cores desktop computers manufactured by Apple have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just many processor cores desktop computers) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Flash Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is Flash, which is the most commonly found storage media on similar spec desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

If the storage speed of this many processor cores desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Z640[plb_2520388_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Mac Pro has one of the faster processor frequencys (3.5 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age. The slowest processor frequency of PCs of this age and type is 1.6GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Mac Pro is more than most desktop computers that are a similar age to it. This Apple desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by personal computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 5 kilograms, the Mac Pro is fairly light compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The average weight of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro is 11kg.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speeds supported by processor of computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Pro is 1,100MHz. At only 800 megahertz, the Apple Mac Pro has a fairly slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Mac Pro has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. The total storage capacitys of many processor cores desktop computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro range from 180GB to 8.3TB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor cores desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 64GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 610GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 256 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of PCs of a similar spec and age to the Mac Pro is 25GB, and the internal memorys range from 4GB to 64GB. The Apple Mac Pro has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 12 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Many processor cores desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro have memory clock speeds of between 1,300MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz. At only 1,866 megahertz, the Apple Mac Pro has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Mac Pro.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Mac Pro has a quite small processor cache (only 12 megabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The processor caches of many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro range from 12MB to 30MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 64 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for more than two years is 32GB and the biggest is 520GB.

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Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the Mac Pro is £577 over 4 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 40 computers that were released more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this computer was released.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
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Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Expert Reviews

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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
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Thunderbolt
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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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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…

Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Donald Adkins
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This using and loving it...

Reviewed 23 November 2015 by Mr. S. J. Morley

I am a great Apple Fan but I have been disappointed with the New Mac Pro. For a start it comes with a non upgradable SSD with only 256GB which for this sort of machine is crazy. It's like buying a... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Alexander Mallinckrodt

Looks like a trash can... But good computer...

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by Liam | 11 Comments

So slow just use it as a bin.

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 74 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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