In December, Apple shipped its brand-new Mac Pro. The Mac Pro has been completely redesigned over its aging, larger predecessor and trades in tube-shaped, shiny dark-grey machine for the brisk aluminum design of yesteryear. The new design is one-eighth the volume of its predecessor. With the smaller design, the new computer is more-so a hub for any Thunderbolt or USB devices that you want to connect externally.
The new Mac Pro’s ports are all organized on the back of the product. The machine has six Thunderbolt 2.0 ports, four USB ports, two Ethernet jacks, the power supply input, and two audio jacks. When you turn the computer around, a motion sensing chip automatically illuminates the ports.
Besides the extreme external changes, the new Mac Pro comes standard with dual AMD FirePro graphics cards and the latest professional Intel processors. The computer is highly customizable atop of the base quad-core and 6-core $2,999 and $3,999 configurations. The computer is powerful enough for those who need to process heavy video, music, and photograph editing.
For a true professional user, the Mac Pro is an excellent choice. But it’s also worth taking a look at a high-end iMac due to the cost savings and built-in display. The Mac Pro ships without a display, keyboard, or trackpad/mouse, but it can be plugged into up to three 4K displays.Read our full coverage for details.