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Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro
alaScore 90

122 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Apple Mac Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

design, usability, reliability, size

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review 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 price. The design also gets good feedback.

design, price

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 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

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (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 really like the usability, but many are critical about the design.

usability

design

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

Dec, 2018

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 (t3.com)

Mac Pro review

 

The new Apple Mac Pro is finally here but does it deliver everything it promises?

Stunning ; iconic looks ; Immensely fast and powerful ; Very quiet

Brutally expensive ; No physical media drives ; Needs more optimised software

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

AppleMac Pro

 

Good looking

Mighty eight-CPU power. Slick looks. Hugely flexible

Massive case. Poor gaming support. No monitor

Sep, 2007

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

Expert review by : Ed Haynes & Richard Hill (pcplus.co.uk)

PC Plus review: Apple Mac Pro

 

The Mac Pro gets its first Windows tests

Oct, 2006

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 : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Apple Mac Pro Two 3GHz Quad review

 

Great for a select few but is now the time to buy?

Blazingly fast ; Great value for money ; Runs quietly, Extremely Configurable ; Expanded hard drive capacity ; Superb internal engineering

The cheapest and fastest 8-core workstation is an absolute joy, especially when you're working with 3D software

May, 2007

Expert review by (macformat.co.uk)

Apple Mac Pro Two 3GHz Quad

 

The ceiling has just been raised at the top end of the Mac line interms of raw processing power. Although we knew the 8-core Mac Pro was imminent, in true Apple fashion its launch was anything but predictable

Blazingly fast, Great value for money, Runs quietly, Extremely Configurable, Expanded hard drive capacity, Superb internal engineering

The cheapest and fastest 8-core workstation is an absolute joy, especially when you're working with 3D software

May, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple Mac Pro review

 

Apple's new Mac Pro is a stunningly fresh take on the desktop computer. But it's probably not for you.

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 : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Mac Pro 12-core review

 

Little has changed to Apple's flagship desktop PC in the last seven years.

There’s no doubt that this Apple Mac Pro represents a colossally powerful workstation, as you’d hope for the price, featuring some of the fastest components that money can buy. It’s also tremendously well assembled and built to last, with comprehensive...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star 5.0 / Energy Star 5.0, EPEAT Gold
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Connections

DVI Out:2
HDMI Output: No
Network Card: Yes
USB Ports: Yes

Design

Chassis Type:Desktop / Midi Tower / Tower
Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Silver / Stainless steel / White
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system: No

Display

Monitor:Not Included

Drives

Dual Layer: Yes
Optical Drive 1:DVD-RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive 2: None

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI Express x4 slots:2

Graphics

Graphics Card:GeForce GT120
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 256 / 3072 / 6144
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro D300 / AMD FirePro D500 / AMD FirePro D700 / AMD Radeon HD 5770 / AMD Radeon HD 5870 / NVIDIA GeForce 320M / NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Interface:PCI-E 2.0
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.256 / 1.024
Memory Size:512MB
Multiple GPU: No
Number of discrete graphics adapters:2
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Internal

CPU Type:Intel Quad-Core Xeon
Hard Drive Size:640/640 GB
Internal Memory:3072/3072 MB
Processor Speed:2.66/2.66 GHz

Memory

ECC: Yes
Internal Memory:1 / 12 / 16 / 2 / 3 / 32 / 4 / 6 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1866
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 1 / 3 x 2 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 16 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Operating altitude:0 - 3000 / 0 - 3300 / 0 - 5000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
DVD write speed:18
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other features

Acoustic pressure emissions:18
Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio input:1
Audio system full duplex: Yes
BIOS password: Yes
Built-in Camera: No
Built-In Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Bundled hardware:iLife
CD read speed:24 / 32
CD rewrite speed:24 / 32
CD write speed:24 / 32
Compliance industry standards:802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Desktop power supply with standby +5V:12
Drive device, buffer size:32 / 8
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
DVD rewrite speed:6 / 8
Energy efficiency class:A+
Fibre Channel: No
Floppy drive installed: No
Form factor:Tower
Graphics adapter:GeForce 7300 GT / Radeon HD 5770 / Radeon HD 5870
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / nVidia
Internal drive bays:4 x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum hard drive capacity:8000
Maximum number of SMP processors:2
Maximum storage capacity:8
Memory Type:DDR3
Networking features:Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Number of hard drives supported:4
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Platform:MAC
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100-120V / 100-240V / 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz / 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz / AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Rack mounting: No
Speakers: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No
Video in:N
Weight:41.2
Weight (imperial):41.2
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11n/IEEE 802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR / Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Content

Bundled software:iLife ’06, Comic Life, Omni Outliner \nMicrosoft Office 2004 Mac Test Drive / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, Mac App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, Reminders / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store / iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Windows keys: No

Performance

Compatible processor series:Xeon
Password protection type:BIOS
Product Type:Mini PC / PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 2 / 4
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:6
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4 / 5 / 7
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

Power availability:110
Power consumption (typical):110
Power Supply:300 / 450 / 500 / 85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 100 - 240 VAC / 100-120 / 200 - 240 / 220 - 240

Processor

Bus type:FSB / QPI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 20 / 21 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
FSB Parity: No
L2 Cache:12
L3 Cache:6.4
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:24 / 256 / 288 / 768
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 32 / 59.7
Memory channels supported by processor:3 / Quad / Triple
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066 / 800,1066,1333 / 800,1066,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:731
Number of Processors Installed:1 / 2
Number of QPI links:1 / 2
PCI Express configurations:x4, x8, x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing Die size:263
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 3.06 / 3.46 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.9
Processor cache:10 / 12 / 25 / 3 / 30 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Bloomfield / Ivy Bridge EP / Westmere EP
Processor core voltage (AC):1.55
Processor Cores:12 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Xeon® / Intel® Xeon® 3000 Sequence / Intel® Xeon® 5000 Sequence / Intel® Xeon® E5 Family / Intel® Xeon® E5 V2 Family
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.33 / 3.5 / 3.7
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Processor Model:E5-1620V2 / E5-1650V2 / E5-2697V2 / E5620 / Unspecified / W3530 / W3565 / W3680 / X5650
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Xeon 3500 series / Intel Xeon 3600 series / Intel Xeon 5600 series / Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Processor Socket:Socket B (LGA 1366) / Socket R (LGA 2011)
Processor system type:DP
Processor threads:12 / 16 / 24 / 8
Stepping:B1 / D0
System bus rate:4.8 / 5.86 / 6.4 / 8
Tcase:67.9 / 70 / 77.6 / 81.3 / 86
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130 / 80 / 95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1 / 2
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / 36 / 40 / 46 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:41313 / 75283 / 75779 / 75780 / E5-1620V2 / E5-2697V2
Processor code:SL8SV / SLBEV / SLBKR / SLBV3 / SLBV4
Processor package size:42.5 / 52.5
Scalability:1S / 2S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Product

Product name:Mac Pro Intel Quad Core Xeon 2.66GHz / 3GB / 640GB / DVDRW

Software

Bundled software:iLife ’06, Comic Life, Omni Outliner \nMicrosoft Office 2004 Mac Test Drive / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store
Drivers included:Y
Operating System:Not Included
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard / No

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Drive device, buffer size:32 / 8
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2 / 4
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
RAID Levels:0, 1, 5
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1512 / 2000 / 256 / 320 / 512

Type

Chassis Type:Tower
Configuration:Preconfigured
Home Server: No
Type:MAC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5 / 16.7 / 19.7 / 4.75 / 47.5
Height :25.1 / 3.6 / 5.08 / 51.1 / 51.7
Weight:1.31 / 1.37 / 18.1 / 18.7 / 19.2 / 5
Width:16.5 / 16.7 / 19.7 / 20.6