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Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro
alaScore 88

151 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Apple Mac Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price, and there are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, design, reliability

price

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 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. Opinions about the usability and price are generally positive.

design, price, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz /1GB/250GB/SD/NV7300GTMac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz /1GB/250GB/SD/NV7300GT

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and usability. Comments about the design and reliability are different, and many are critical about the size.

usability, price

size

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Pro review:

 

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...

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: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Pro (Winter 2009) review:

 

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...

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: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Pro Dual-Core Xeon 5150 2.66 GHz review: Apple Mac Pro Dual-Core Xeon 5150 2.66 GHz

 

intro Professional designers, digital media hobbyists, and those simply into great design: meet your new lust object. Apple's new Mac Pro ($2,499 for the base model) is a winner on multiple levels. From the outside, it looks great--far more put...

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...

Aug, 2006

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

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer Review and Prices

 

When you're thinking desktop computers for business users, the name "Apple" doesn't often spring to mind, but the company that pioneered the home computer is now offering a powerful workstation designed for high-end graphics designers and small...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Apple Mac Pro

 

The Apple Mac Pro comes with Mac OS X Tiger (10.4), and has plenty of power for your office day to day. This tower has abundant power that'll satisfy your office needs with gumption, gusto, and gregariousness. Ok, maybe not the last one. With 1 GB of...

Apple has made a machine worthy of nerd drool yet again, perfect for both the casual user or the hardcore graphic designer

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