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Apple Has Excellent PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple PCs and also specifically for Apple many processor cores desktop computers and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Price Has Dropped by £789.97

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Flash Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is Flash, which is the most commonly found storage media on comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age 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.

Other Flash personal computers currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper PCs such as the Apple ME253[plb_3040913_price].

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Supports One Placement Supported

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

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec desktop computer that has been on the market for more than two years is 5kg heavy, the heaviest is 30kg, and the average weight is 11kg. With a weight of only 5 kilograms, the Mac Pro is one of the lighter PCs of this spec and age amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 6 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Pro. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor cores desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 3GB and the biggest is 8.2TB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro the total storage capacitys range from 180GB to 8.3TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Pro has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Apple Mac Pro has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,866 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Mac Pro. The memory clock speeds of many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro range from 1,300MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Personal computers that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memorys of between 32GB and 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 120GB. The Apple Mac Pro has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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OK Running Costs

The Mac Pro has an average running cost of £577 over 4 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 40 computers of this age and spec.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3 gigahertz, the Mac Pro has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro.

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Average Internal Memory

The Apple Mac Pro has a pretty typical internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Mac Pro.

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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
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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
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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
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

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

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