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Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro
alaScore 95

257 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability. The size is also appreciated. Many are negative about the price. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

design, size, reliability


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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: review summary for Apple Mac Pro


alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on

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

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Consumer review by: review summary for Apple Mac Pro


alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Desktops on

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

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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

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...


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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...

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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

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Apple Mac Pro ( 2013)


Editors' note: The Mac Pro is a high-end professional product too far-reaching to fully test in an initial day or two. We will continue to explore the system's functionality for video editing, graphics, and other tasks, and update this review regularly.

The Mac Pro 's hardware is incredibly powerful, especially if you're using it for pro-level graphics and video tasks. It can output to up to three 4K displays simultaneously, thanks to six Thunderbolt 2 ports plus HDMI. The system is whisper-quiet,...

Internal expandability is limited, and even the starting price is a hefty $3,000. While it's a very high-design product, the components inside are intended for professional use, and not especially suitable for Apple-loving home consumers.

Apple radically re-imagines the professional desktop with the new Mac Pro, featuring a design that looks fantastic and offers genuine breakthrough advantages. But, consumer-level Apple enthusiasts should note that this product isn't specifically...

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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. 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

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Apple Mac Pro 3GHz 8-core


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

Little to no improvement in many tests ; Expensive

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Apple Mac Pro


Apple met à jour sa configuration destinée aux professionnels exigeants habitués à travailler sur une station à la fois puissante et stable. Celle-ci accueille un nouveau châssis et les processeurs double cœur Xeon d’Intel.

Editor's Choice!

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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

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Apple Mac Pro Dual-Core Xeon 5150 2.66 GHz


The back panel of the Mac Pro also has a different layout than that of the Power Mac G5, but the changes are more a function of the internal design, which is one of the most exciting things about this system. The Power Mac G5 wowed people with its...

Attractive exterior, innovative interior; great value for the baseline configuration; strong multicore CPU performance.

Configuration options are not as comprehensive as Dell's; weak support plan.

Apple's Mac Pro has design innovations that we hope will cross over to other systems. Its performance is as strong as you'd expect for a system in its class, and it's priced right, too. You might need more flexibility in your config options, especially...

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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

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


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple Mac Pro


Type: None


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)
Write Speed:32x (CD) / 18x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS X 10.5


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


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


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