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Apple Mac Pro 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 12GB 512GB Flash

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Apple Desktop Computers Have Excellent Reviews

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

Flash Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is Flash, which is the most commonly found storage media on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it. 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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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Mac Pro is more than most computers of a similar type and age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 5 kilograms, the Mac Pro is one of the lighter desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Pro amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. The average weight of desktop computers of this spec and age is 11kg, and the weights range from 5kg to 30kg.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 12 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro. Across all the similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro the internal memorys range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 25GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Apple Mac Pro has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,866 megahertz) amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. Many processor cores desktop computers that came out 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.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Pro

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this many processor cores desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The Mac Pro has a relatively standard processor frequency (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
ECC Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Number of Storage Drives Supported
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Line-Out
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Compatible Processor Series
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Built-In Speaker(s)

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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
(Verified Purchase)

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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