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Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro
alaScore 92

199 reviews

Aug, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Apple Mac Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 199 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro 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. People are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

design, price, usability

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 - 2 x Xeon 2.8 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 1 x 320 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) - Radeon HD 2600XT - Gigabit Ethernet Bluetooth 2.0 EDR - MacOS Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz /1GB/250GB/SD/NV7300GTApple Mac Pro Two Desktop PC (Intel Xeon 6 Core 2.4GHz, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1GB Radeon HD 5770, OS X Lion)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. There are some less positive opinions about the size.

usability, price, design

size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple Mac Pro RAID Card

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Apple Mac Pro review (2013): small, fast and in a league of its own

 

It would be an understatement to say that Apple's Mac Pro workstation was getting a little long in the tooth. As of summer 2012, it was missing Apple's o

Compact, space-saving design ; Strong graphics performance, fast disk speeds ; Runs quietly ; Supports up to three 4K displays

Runs a little warm, and can take a while to cool down ; Many apps still need to be optimized to take advantage of two GPUs

There isn't another computer we know of that's this powerful and also this compact. With a starting price of $2,999, going all the way up to nearly $10,000, it's quite pricey, but for videographers, photographers, animators and other creative...

Dec, 2013
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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Apple Mac Pro (2013)

 

The Apple Mac Pro (2013) is a powerhouse in a surprisingly small package, leveraging innovative design and extreme connectivity to completely re-imagine the professional desktop workstation.

Dramatic departure from boring, boxy designs. Powerful performance thanks to Intel Xeon E5 processor and dual AMD FirePro graphics. Supports multiple simultaneous 4K video streams, and a wealth of external expansion options. Lots of ports, with 6...

Expensive, even for an Apple product. No internal access to processor or graphics cards. Warranty is relatively short

There's no ignoring it, the new Apple Mac Pro (2013) is stunning. Aside from the occasional joke about the resemblance to more mundane objects—garbage cans, coffee makers, wine chillers—the Mac Pro (2013) has been grabbing attention because of it's...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Apple Mac Pro review (2013)

 

“We're working on something really great for later next year.”

Can be incredibly fast ; Small, sleek design ; Virtually silent ; Excellent graphics performance

Needs software tuning to get performance right ; Very expensive

At long last, the pros get some love

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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. We also love the design tweaks that improve on Apple's already industry-leading sensibilities. Any...

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

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Apple Mac Pro 3GHz 8-core

 

Highly configurable and expandable ; Excellent performance in 3-D rendering

Little to no improvement in many tests ; Expensive

Jul, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple Mac Pro

 

Mac-using professionals who've been holding their breath for 9 months can finally exhale. The new Intel Xeon-powered Apple Mac Pro is a worthy successor to the Power Mac G5 and its variants.

Microsoft Windows- and Mac OS X-compatible (with Boot Camp). Quad-core performance. Approaches Native PPC performance, even with older apps. Ordering system simplified. PCIe slots galore support multiple monitors with extra graphics cards. Easy to...

Windows support isn't quite there yet (still beta). Stratospheric pricing as configured. ECC DDR2 memory is expensive

Sep, 2006

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: (computerworld.com)

Review: Apple's new Mac Pro is a speed demon

 

The upgraded Mac Pro pushes apps to the limit

When a colleague of mine heard that I was testing this particular configuration, he posed a question: "Given the price difference, is it worth purchasing Apple's Pro lines when the consumer lines seem plenty fast enough?"

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (computershopper.com)

Apple Mac Pro

 

With more power and options than the average user needs, the newest eight-core Apple Mac Pro continues to live up to its name and remains the go-to box for creative professionals.

Dual, quad-core Xeon processors standard; lots of configuration options, room for expansion; quiet; tidy interior allows easy upgrades, cleaning

Fairly expensive; wireless card must be installed at factory or authorized repair shop; no eSATA port or memory-card reader

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Whether you're editing feature films or scoring them, composing symphonies or visualizing mass spectrometry analyses, 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

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

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

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