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Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) MD878

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) MD878. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design. The usability is also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the size and price.

reliability, usability, design

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) MD878 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) MD878

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) MD878 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price.

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac Pro Tower Desktop (Xeon E5 3.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FirePro D500 Dual GPU, Mavericks OS X 10.9)Apple Mac Pro Tower Desktop (Xeon E5 3.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FirePro D500 Dual GPU, Mavericks OS X 10.9)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) MD878

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) MD878 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design. The reliability is also appreciated, but the size and price get negative comments.

usability, reliability, design

price, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac Pro MD878LL/A DesktopApple Mac Pro MD878LL/A Desktop

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Apple Mac Pro 6-Core 2013 Model

 

Apple took what felt like forever to make a meaningful update to the last generation of the Mac Pro. The big, aluminum tower had been the symbol of the professional Mac user since 2003 when Apple released it with the Power Mac G5. When Apple switched...

WoW!! Mac Pro, Design is very beautiful.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Sanjiv Sathiah (electronista.com)

Review: Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013)

 

Apple reinvents the professional workstation

Superbly engineered- Beautiful, yet practical design- Incredible system bandwidth- Outstanding connectivity- Class-leading value for money

iMac outpaces Mac Pro in some areas on paper- Performance dependent on app optimization- Few Thunderbolt 2 peripherals at this time

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Sanjiv Sathiah (macnn.com)

Review: Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013)

 

Apple reinvents the professional workstation

Superbly engineered- Beautiful, yet practical design- Incredible system bandwidth- Outstanding connectivity- Class-leading value for money

iMac outpaces Mac Pro in some areas on paper- Performance dependent on app optimization- Few Thunderbolt 2 peripherals at this time

Last June, Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro in what turned out to be a an excruciatingly long six-month wait for the shipping product. Now that we finally have our hands on one, the high-end standard configuration with a 6-core Intel Xeon and dual AMD

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple Mac Pro (late 2013) review

 

Incredible power, excellent value and a stunning case that's as quiet as it is beautiful - the ultimate workstation

The beauty of this layout is that there's a single thermal core, requiring a single fan to cool it. The fan draws air up through the bottom vents and out of the top, shifting hot air out of the computer. A single fan in any desktop computer is...

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Mac Pro (late 2013) review

 

Compact and quiet, despite a huge helping of horsepower, the Mac Pro's revolutionary design is set to turn the workstation market on its head

The Mac Pro is a hugely impressive hardware, of that there is no doubt. It isn't unique in offering this level of power, but to do so in such a compact and efficient package is a truly impressive feat of engineering. To our knowledge, there isn't any...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: JPCasper (bestbuy.com)

Solid Workhorse

 

We use these systems for management and developer stations. Great solid built units!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: turneyrafd (bestbuy.com)

POWER POWER

 

Apple - Mac Pro - 6-Core Intel Xeon Processor - 16GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage - Black Apple Mac Pro MD878LL/A Desktop: Designed for professional movie editing, graphics work and multiple Ultra HD 4K displays, this impressive computer provides...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: AJF08c (bestbuy.com)

Perfect for Using for Monitors

 

Needed a high power computer for our computer monitor. Worked great, and was exactly the specifications that we needed.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: HiDef (bestbuy.com)

Great computer

 

Great computer. Powerful and easy to set-up and use

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: CameraGirl (bestbuy.com)

The best of all possible worlds for me.

 

This unit is lightning fast and so quiet, that live recording for voice overs and music is no problem. I bought a solid state external La Cie thunderbolt 500 Gb. Drive to hold a projects and their necessary files. I got the sixteen gigs of ram to...

Jun, 2015
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:BFR, PVC
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Chassis type:Desktop / Tower
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):450
Power supply:450
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048 / 3 / 3072 / 6 / 6144
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro D300 / AMD FirePro D500 / AMD FirePro D700
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:2
On-board graphics adapter:N
On-board graphics adapter model:No / Not available

Memory

ECC:Y / Yes
Internal memory:16 / 32 / 64
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory layout:2 x 8 / 4 x 16 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8 / 4 x 16 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4x DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 196850.4
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Cooling type:Active

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes

Performance

Product type:PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:2
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

Power consumption (typical):450
Power supply:450
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200 - 240

Processor

Bus type:FSB / QPI
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:256 / 768
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):59.7
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:2
PCI Express configurations:x4, x8, x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:E5-1620V2 / E5-1650V2 / E5-2690V2 / E5-2697V2 / Unspecified
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.9
Processor cache:10 / 12 / 25 / 30
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge EP
Processor cores:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Intel® Xeon® E5 Family / Intel® Xeon® E5 V2 Family
Processor frequency:2.7 / 3 / 3.5 / 3.7
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:E5-1620V2 / E5-1650V2 / E5-2690V2 / E5-2697V2 / Unspecified
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Processor socket:Socket R (LGA 2011)
Processor threads:12 / 20 / 24 / 8
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Tcase:70 / 86 / 88
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1 / 2
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
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 Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / 46
Processor ARK ID:75279 / 75283 / 75779 / 75780
Processor code:SL8SV
Processor package size:52.5 / 52.5 x 45
Scalability:1S / 2S
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / macOS Sierra

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.57 / 6.61
Height:9.88 / 9.92
Weight:11 / 9.06
Width:6.57 / 6.61