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Apple Mac Pro (2008)

Apple Mac Pro (2008)
alaScore 91

314 reviews

Nov, 2020

We have collected and analyzed 37 expert reviews and 277 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Sep 18, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 285584 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Nov 28, 2020.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Pro (2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro (2008) 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple Mac Pro review roundup

 

So everyone even remotely in the loop knew that it was just a matter of time before Apple tossed an Intel processor (or two) into its desktop Mac, and now that...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple's new Mac Pro desktop tested

 

This radically reimagined pro-level desktop is built for 4K video.

The ; '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, with a...

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...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Apple Mac Pro review (2013)

 

"We're working on something really great for later next year." After years of seemingly neglecting Apple's most hardcore, highest-paying users, a 2012 email from Tim Cook finally gave people...

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

Needs software tuning to get performance right ; Very expensive

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Pro review

 

Editors' note (April 7, 2017): This review refers to the 2013 version of the Mac Pro. Apple has since revealed its roadmap for the product's future, as well as some other info on Mac desktops and accessories. Specifically, we now know:

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 : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Pro (Winter 2009) review: Apple Mac Pro (Winter 2009)

 

Apple Mac Pro (Winter 2009)

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

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 : 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 : 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

Editors choice

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Mac Pro

 

Apple redefines what a desktop PC can look and sound like

Outstanding performance ; Incredible design ; Very cool, quiet and stable ; Good connectivity options ; Real time 4K video editing in Final Cut Pro

No HiDPI mode for 4K monitors yet ; Software support still to catch-up ; Future upgradability still unknown

Finally, inside there's Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless cards as you'd no doubt expect at this price. There's a combined optical/analog line out for audio, and a separate headphone jack. There's also a built-in speaker, which is a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Mac Pro desktop computer review

 

Apple might have dropped the word "Computers" from its company name, but that hasn't stopped the company making them. The latest is the MacPro, the company's desktop model. We lived with the new computer for almost a month. So were we reluctant to give...

Powerful, impressive, great styling

Expensive, large, no screen included

The final word we used to describe the MacPro was Envious. Why? Because if Apple has said - "Don't worry, we won't be picking this one up" we wouldn't have complained. Put it shortly - we want one. (They did collect it before you ask.) It might be just...

Feb, 2007

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