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Apple Mac Pro (2009)

Apple Mac Pro (2009)
alaScore 84

33 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Apple Mac Pro (2009). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and price are on the whole positive.

design, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Pro (2009) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple Mac Pro ( Intel Xeon Quad-Core 2.66GHz, Winter 2009)

 

In addition to revamping its iMac and Mac Mini desktops in the beginning of March, Apple also updated its highest end professional-level Mac Pros. Available as before in four- and eight-core configurations, the newest Mac Pros have a number of new...

Best-in-class desktop design; interior makes upgrades and parts replacement simple; strong performance on HD video and 3D rendering thanks to new Intel CPU and faster RAM

Relatively slow performance on programs such as Photoshop that rely on single-core CPU speed; we wish it had eSATA instead of FireWire 800 for external hard-drive connections.

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios. We also love the design tweaks that improve on Apple's already industry-leading sensibilities. Any...

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Apple Mac Pro Eight-Core/2.26GHz (2009 edition) review

 

The two tower Apple Mac Pro models pack a brand-new processor and video system, and feature a reorganised internal design. However, they have lower clock speeds than their predecessors.

The new Apple Mac Pros, with their cutting-edge Nehalem processor technology, are able to execute more tasks at a faster clip, despite lower processor speeds. And their new internal design makes adding hard drives, memory cards, and PCI Express 2.0...

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Apple Mac Pro (eight-core, 2009 edition) review

 

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro improves markedly on the older model in high-intensity digital-media and multitasking scenarios. We also love the design tweaks that improve on Apple's already industry-leading sensibilities. Any Apple-bound design...

Best-in-class desktop design ; Interior design makes upgrades and parts replacement simple ; Strong performance with high-definition video and 3D rendering, thanks to new Intel CPU and faster RAM

We wish it had eSATA ports instead of FireWire 800 for external hard-drive connections

In addition to the video ports mentioned earlier, the new Mac Pro also gives you a handful of digital and analogue audio jacks, as well as USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 ports on the front and back. We'd still rather see Apple adopt the external eSATA...

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Apple Mac Pro (2009)

 

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios.

Best-in-class desktop design ; Interior makes upgrades and parts replacement simple ; Strong performance on HD video and 3D rendering thanks to new Intel CPU and faster RAM

Relatively slow performance on programs such as Photoshop that rely on single-core CPU speed ; We wish it had eSATA instead of FireWire 800 for external hard-drive connections

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Apple Mac Pro (2009)

 

Apple's aluminium-encased Mac Pro is about as serious a workstation computer you can get. The machine is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside (there's not a cable in sight!), and Apple should be commended for once again producing a...

The Mac Pro was formally announced in 2006 and completes Apple's transition from the PowerPC to x86 architecture. Early last year, Apple unveiled the first 3.2GHz, dual quad-core Intel Xeon-based Mac Pro. The latest Mac Pro reviewed here, which was...

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Apple Mac Pro Eight-Core/2.26GHz (2009 edition)

 

Apple's new tower PC, the Apple Mac Pro, has just received a major overhaul.

The new Apple Mac Pros, with their cutting-edge Nehalem processor technology, are able to execute more tasks at a faster clip, despite lower processor speeds. And their new internal design makes adding hard drives, memory cards, and PCI Express 2.0...

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Apple Mac Pro (2009)

 

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios.

Best-in-class desktop design, Interior makes upgrades and parts replacement simple, Strong performance on HD video and 3D rendering thanks to new Intel CPU and faster RAM

Relatively slow performance on programs such as Photoshop that rely on single-core CPU speed, We wish it had eSATA instead of FireWire 800 for external hard-drive connections

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios. We also love the design tweaks that improve on Apple's already industry-leading sensibilities. Any...

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Apple Mac Pro (Dual Intel Xeon Quad-Core 2.26GHz, Winter 2009)

 

I own a few PC's . This was my first MAC. I must say that I am impressed with the intuitive OS , the ease of upgrading, and the support options. I highly recommend Bootcamp for those PC software programs. However. remember to ram up when using...

Can run both Snow leopard and Windows. Adding ram a piece of cake

There is nothing I do not like about this product

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"Easy to work on. Reliable and can do it all."

 

I own a few PC's . This was my first MAC. I must say that I am impressed with the intuitive OS , the ease of upgrading, and the support options. I highly recommend Bootcamp for those PC software programs. However. remember to ram up when using...

Can run both Snow leopard and Windows. Adding ram a piece of cake.

There is nothing I do not like about this product.

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Easy to work on. Reliable and can do it all.

 

I own a few PC's . This was my first MAC. I must say that I am impressed with the intuitive OS , the ease of upgrading, and the support options. I highly recommend Bootcamp for those PC software programs. However. remember to ram up when using...

Can run both Snow leopard and Windows. Adding ram a piece of cake

There is nothing I do not like about this product

Product Specifications

Whether you're editing feature films or scoring them, composing symphonies or visualizing mass spectrometry analyzes, Mac Pro makes it easier than ever to create your personal dream machine: a powerful system that not only meets your needs today but, thanks to an ingeniously designed enclosure, expands easily to meet tomorrow's challenges as well.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.7in
Height:20.1in
Weight:39.9lbs/41.2lbs
Width:8.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:Mac
Manufacturer:Apple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple Mac Pro

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Optical Storage

Read Speed:32x (CD) / 18x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:32x (CD) / 18x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS X 10.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.6

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1/2
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1/2
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Type:Quad-Core Xeon

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:32GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16
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