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Apple Mac Pro (2008)

Apple Mac Pro (2008)
alaScore 84

210 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Apple Mac Pro (2008). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Pro (2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro (2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the price.

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2021

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

Expert review by : Ian Osbourne (techradar.com)

Apple Mac Pro review

 

Apple's 2.8GHz, quad-core MacPro puts in an excellent performance

Great new processors Extremely capable graphics card Runs almost silently 18x optical drive Good bundled software

No Blu-ray Expensive Only one optical drive No form factor improvements Could use more SDRAM

Apple's mid-2010 refresh brings us three new models of the Mac Pro – the top-of-the-range tower format Mac aimed at professionals and high-end users. The one we're reviewing here is the entry-level model at £1999, based around a 2.8GHz quad core Intel...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (desktoppcs.org.uk)

Apple Mac Pro 12-core Desktop PC

 

Known as a brilliant innovator, Apple is technically the largest producer of computers in the United States and also in many other parts of the world. Right from the start, Apple has been up right there on the top when it comes to production, sales,...

The Mac Pro is hence an incredibly powerful system that has all the latest technology and features in it. It comes with a very huge price tag, but still everything in it is worth the huge amount. You have already made a great choice if you have gone...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Apple Mac Pro (July 2010)

 

Apple has given some long overdue love to its desktop range. While it doesn't come with the same fanfare as an iPhone launch, significant updates were rolled out today that are bound to make creative professionals happy.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Apple Mac Pro

 

Eight cores, two processors and storming performance: Apple's latest desktop is the first dual-core Penryn workstation we've seen.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice case...

 

The mac pro seriously breaks my heart as a system builder. I have nothing against OSX, it's a great OS, but I strongly urge potential buyers to look at their options here (you are, apparently, already at the Egg so look around). And If you love the...

OSX, good looking case. But seriously, Apple, how about a refresh?! For this price you could be giving your loyal customers a whole lot more computer ; honestly, I'm pretty sure buying a pre-assembled machine on the Egg is sacrilege

The last defense for buying this machine, besides OSX of course, was the 8 core machismo. Unfortunately for the Mac Pro, You can now you can get a Core i7 920, Sunbeam core contact freezer or TRUE, X58 T-power, and 6GB of DDR3 1600 all for about $800...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

This is a Fantastic Deal for the Price

 

For the money, this is possible the best machine that you can buy or build depending on what you do.

All the people complaining that this is too expensive are either anti-Mac trolls, or just woefully uninformed. No, you can't build this machine for a third the price, and to the guy who suggested 2 C2Q's in a computer, good luck with that. It's...

There are none.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

keeps crashing

 

For the price might as well build a power pc. If yah really want to be different then build a PC and use linux, why pay steve jobs for an OS that's just a version of linux

Price...err nevermind

keeps crashing and shutting down, after a week it finally died on me. I got my money back.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pricey for what you get

 

The only reason I bought this is because I needed to get a mac and couldn't stand the weak power of the iMacs, so I had to settle for this. It does what it needs to after I poured in another 500 dollars.. Oh gee thats where it went..

Two quad processors, sleek case design, and leopard is about all this desktop has going for it.

Weak graphics card, not kidding, you could buy this card for 50 bucks on newegg, a 50 dollar graphics card in an almost 3grand desktop.. Then they only load it up with 2 gigs of ram at 800mhz, I mean you gotta be kidding, whats the points of having all...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Really not that expensive...

 

I bought this refurb from Apple for $2399, and after looking around at just the cost of the 2.8 Quad XEON (Server Class you ignorant Desktop chip naysayers!) this computer is actually a very good deal. Upgrading the memory isn't very expensive, I...

8 Cores, 8 Memory slots, 4 incredible HDD bays, QUIET, OS X, Fast as hell. I know it's no authoritative speed benchmark, but on ripping a 2 hour movie in Handbrake I went from 8-10 hours on my 1Ghz PB G4, to 2 hours on my 2Ghz C2D Macbook to FIFTEEN...

Sadly, even though it's the most gorgeous inside design of ANY computer, it doesn't have the cheap plexiglass window.

Oct, 2008

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