Apple Mac Pro (2013) Desktop Computer

Apple has been an icon of technological innovation for more than a decade now, and their introduction to a lot of incredible devices and appliances did really help people derive better and more powerful ideas. One big problem with Apple though in relation to their fans or users is that, they are too innovative that buying the latest showcase will give you the anxiety that something better will come out at least a few months after. This has been the big case when Apple finally released the new Mac Pro before the end of 2013.

Unlike the latest Apple iMac that became a total standout with real innovative design, the Mac Pro is more like a powerhouse alone—or in PC-equivalent, a CPU tower. But at first it can be really harsh to accept particularly because of its looks: it doesn’t look like a computer, or any of its input or output devices. It looks like some sort of kitchen appliance, an advanced coffee maker, a digital bin for Wacom styluses, or a metallic flower vase with self-regenerating nutritive elements. All that I’m saying is that, it is cylindrical, and that’s it.

Adding to that iconic shape is that it is not anymore colored like any other Apple Mac products, i.e, silver or light grey; the Mac Pro is now in a very futuristic, Darth Vader-ish glossy black color. Adding to that, the case of the Mac Pro is made out of aluminum, and like any other computing powerhouse, you can remove the shell to expose its nerves and parts. The Mac Pro of Apple measures at an incredible size of 9.9inches in height and 6.6inches in diameter, and weighs only 11lbs.

As what Apple has always been doing, the Mac Pro is also very minimalistic that you won’t see anything except a few trademark notes, brand name, and the powerful line “assembled in the USA.” At the back—or at the side, or front—of the Mac Pro you can get access to a lot of I/O ports that you don’t easily expect for a powerhouse this size. What you get here are: 4 USB 3.0 ports, 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, an HDMI 1.4 UltraHD port, the power button, the power port, and two holes for speakers or headphones. Ports are lit and iconically labelled in an astonishing white color, and this is toggled whenever you try to move the Mac Pro around.

Much of those being said, you can already expect that being futuristic in approach, Apple is indirectly saying that you should stop using discs—yes, even Blu-rays, that’s why we don’t get that here. If you want to connect a mouse or a keyboard and any other paraphernalia, you might also want to connect them wirelessly using the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi feature or Bluetooth 4.0. The logic is quite simply but persuasive: you don’t want to spoil the design while still enjoying full functionality. And hey, do you know that there’s even a built-in speaker here?

But cutting you off your excitement for a while, the Mac Pro is not and will never be an ordinary CPU for your home and office computing needs. Price starts at $2,999, and you heard it right, it’s actually dedicated ‘especially’ for something: it’s only for the pros (yes, you can use it at home but it’s just not economical; it’s not practical, no?) But Apple offers an extra option here just in case you still find that unripe: a $3,999 package.

For the starting package, what you get includes: a quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 12GB of RAM, two AMD FirePro D300 graphics card with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each, and expandable 256GB of PCIe-based SSDs. But reaching the extremes, that is, if you have a chest of dollars, then go for a 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 64GB of RAM, two AMD FirePro D700 video cards, and 1TB of SSD. Since the Mac Pro is more likely to be used by motion graphics and special effects designers, Apple is proud to announce that the Mac Pro can connect up to three 4K displays or six Thunderbolt displays.

Now the ultimate question so far for the Mac Pro is, what can it not do? It’s pretty hard to say its limitations outside of the hardware limits it has. The Mac Pro is really a strong contender, but it speaks for itself whenever you try to consider buying it. It’s unique. It’s simple. It’s powerful. It’s Apple.

Apple Mac Pro (2013) Desktop Computer Price in the Philippines: Php 155,990.00 (Quad-Core and Dual GPU); Php 205,990.00 (6-Core and Dual GPU)

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