Apple Unveils Redesigned Mac Pro

At Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) developer conference today, the company gave a "sneak peek" of a redesigned Mac Pro desktop computer. The Mac Pro has been overdue for a major overhaul, and Apple has done just that. The professional-caliber device is much smaller than the outgoing model at just 9.9 inches tall and features the latest Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) Xeon processors.

The new Mac Pro features a new unified thermal core to efficiently dissipate heat from all the processors. It features two workstations-class GPUs made by Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD  ) , and uses significantly faster flash memory than before. The new Mac Pro is also notable because it will be assembled here in the U.S., confirming CEO Tim Cook's prior comments that an upcoming Mac would be assembled domestically.

Apple is also adding Intel's recently announced Thunderbolt 2 technology, which promises even faster speeds. No pricing information was provided, and availability is set for "later this year."

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  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2013, at 11:31 AM, Danap49 wrote:

    I disagree. With my current Mac Pro I can open it up and install my own hard drives, from any manufacturer, quickly, in any of four bays. This new monstrosity doesn't allow for that. For folks like me who use the Mac Pro professionally (video, photo editing, etc.)--and how many others are going to spend this much on a computer?--this is a huge downgrade. There is also no built-in CD/DVD drive anymore. This may make sense in 5 years, but for now there are still a lot of CDs/DVDs being used. Apple loves to button up its products so that users can't make changes and therefore have to pay Apple's ridiculous prices for a bit more RAM or hard drive space. I object, and suggest professionals snap up the current Mac Pro while they can.

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