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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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability, but the size and price get critical views.

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 are impressed by 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)

Oct, 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 less positive views.

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

Oct, 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

Design

Water cooling system: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048 / 3072 / 6144

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
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
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge EP
Processor Series:Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / 46
Processor ARK ID:75279 / 75283 / 75779 / 75780 / E5-1650V2
Processor package size:52.5 / 52.5 x 45

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1