"With all its power, the Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core is perfect for professionals who have a heavy workload."
Apple has outdone itself once again with its new Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core. Thanks to new technological advances this classic Apple style desktop is now more powerful and 1.9x faster than previous models.
With all its power, the Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core is perfect for professionals who have a heavy workload. Whether you are working in graphic design, film editing or publishing, this desktop has what it takes to get the job done right.
What we like best
The Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core is the fastest Mac ever and still manages to be energy efficient. For example if you’re only using a light application, Turbo Boost shuts off the idle cores increasing the speed of the active ones.
One of the best things about the new Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core is the ease in which it can be upgraded. Not only have the guts of the machine been streamlined but accessibility has been made easy; it has a slide out processor tray and hard drive to add memory and storage.
For those of you who are switching from a Windows PC, the operating system, Leopard, is easy to pick up and it’s well worth it once you see the speed and very quiet power behind this machine.
What we like least
This desktop is quite pricey, and users should be certain that this is the right desktop for them. Photoshop performance also falls behind that of Windows PCs because Adobe, as of yet, hasn’t released an Intel-friendly version for the Mac OS X.
Considering its power and expense it is not advised as a home computer but it is great for a professional user, especially those working with digital and creative media. It is quite expensive but you get a great deal for your money and thanks to its easy upgrade facilities it will no doubt last you a long while.
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Intel Quad Core Xeon
Up to 16 Gb RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5770
Hard Drive Storage
Up to 2 Tb Hard Drive
18 x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD DL/DVDW/CD-RW)
SDXC card slot
Two mini display port outputs
One dual-link DVI video output
Five USB ports
Four Firewire ports
Weight & Size
206mm (W) x 511mm (H) x 475mm (D)
Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
Two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames
OS X Snow Leopard
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