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Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC561

Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC561
alaScore 81

17 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC561. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and reliability are generally positive. Some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed comments about the size.

usability, reliability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC561 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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The Mac Pro is the most powerful of all Macs. ”


As the title says, the Mac Pro is the most powerful Mac. It beats the iMac, the MacBook, and the Macbook Pro. Why? It's because the Mac Pro allows up to two processor chips, or CPUs. This means you get twice the processing power (compared to only one...

Jan, 2011

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Apple Mac Pro is great for work ”


I'm a graphic designer, and this is the best computer I've ever worked on. It's fast, the Mac interface is fantastic, it's pretty, and it's reliable. I've never had it crash or give me problems.

Jan, 2011

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Easy To Upgrade! ”


When I was first looking into getting a Mac computer after using them at work and school for years, I was torn between getting a MacPro and an iMac.  While both have their pros and cons, the pro user in me decided to get a MacPro. 

Jan, 2011

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Apple Mac Pro ”


I was looking for a new mac because i sold my old one to a friend when i stumbled across this. At first i thought " Apple doesn't make Mid tower Mac pros do they?" This surprised me and i decided to pick one up for my self. other Macs i saw were all...

Dec, 2010

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apple mac pro. expect more from it ”


The Apple Mac Pro is good. the one i have is 8 core model. it's running at pretty good speed and everything. however, i don't think the statement they used to make on their tv commercial is true, such as it won't crash and things like that. my mac pro...

Dec, 2010

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Mac Pro is a rock solid work station ”


My Mac Pro is a toughly designed supercomputer workstation that stands up to the rigors of a power user who's doing graphic design, digital photography and high end digital editing for a living. The speed of the Mac Pro is impressive, but the real gem...

Dec, 2010

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The Mac Pro lives up to its name. ”


The Mac Pro is a beastly computer with lots of computing power and expandability to make it last for years and years.  The machine I have is capable of running up to 16 Gb of memory and works perfectly well with the 4 Gb that came installed from the...

Nov, 2010

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Apple Mac Pro - Quite the Work Horse ”


I have always been a big fan of Apple products. All the way from iPods to MacBooks to Desktop Pros. The Apple Mac Pro is quite a robust machine. I typically have 8-10 programs running constantly on my Mac. It never sputters and is super quick. It has...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Chassis type:Tower
Color of product:Aluminium / Silver
Number of 3.5" bays:4

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI Express x4 slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5770 / AMD Radeon HD 5870
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter model: No


Internal memory:12 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:6 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):6 x 1
Memory slots:8x DIMM


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
DVD write speed:18
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
CD read speed:32
CD rewrite speed:32
CD write speed:32
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Drive device, buffer size:32
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
DVD rewrite speed:8
Energy efficiency class:A+
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum number of SMP processors:2
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:200-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes


Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: No
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:2
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:2
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
Serial ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2


Bus type:QPI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:288
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:3
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066
Number of processors installed:2
Number of QPI links:2
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:E5620 / Unspecified
Processor boost frequency:2.66
Processor cache:12
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Westmere EP
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel® Xeon® / Intel® Xeon® 5000 Sequence
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.66 / 2.93
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:E5620 / Unspecified
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Xeon 5600 series
Processor socket:Socket B (LGA 1366)
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:5.86
System bus rate:5.86
Thermal Design Power (TDP):80

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):2
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):40
Processor ARK ID:47925
Processor code:SLBV4
Processor package size:42.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion


Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2 / 4
Number of SSDs installed:1
RAID levels:0, 1, 0+1, 5
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 3000 / 4000 / 512 / 8000

Weight & Dimensions

Height:20.1 / 20.4