First released in 2006, the Mac Pro is the most powerful computer that Apple offers. Its speed and performance sit well above the range of the Mac mini and iMac. This computer is perfect for those of us who need speed and reliability in our work environments—executives, managers—because its abilities are second to none. The computer is also optimized for non-linear editing of digital video, making it a great resource for those of us in the entertainment business. HD video demands more storage and memory than a typical desktop can provide, but the Mac Pro can handle such work with ease.
The first generation of the Mac Pro came as a typical desktop tower. It was meant to replace Apple’s Power Mac G5, transitioning from PowerPC to Intel architecture. The Mac Pro targeted production environments—TV and audio recording studios—whereas much power as possible was needed to get their work done. The first Pro system was available with a single or double CPU option, with each CPU containing anywhere from two to six cores. The standard configuration of the Mac Pro provided eight cores, using two Quad-core Intel E5620 Xeon CPUs running at 2.4 GHz. The Pro uses two memory cards, each with four slots for fully buffered dual in-line memory modules, which utilize random access memory, as well as error-correcting code memory. Overall, the first generation Pro provides 32 GB of memory.
The second generation of the Mac Pro switched up the form factor. This polished, reflective aluminum cylinder was built around a thermal dissipation core and vented by a single fan. It is available only in a black finish. Achieving twice the performance of the previous model, the Second Generation Mac Pro took up less than one-eighth of the space of the First Generation tower. The Second Generation supports a single processing unit, which can hold up to twelve processor cores. This desktop can support up to six Apple Thunderbolt Displays, or three 4K resolution computer monitors.
Now, buying a Mac Pro outright can be expensive. That’s where Mac of All Trades comes in. We sell a Refurbished Mac Pro that costs significantly less than new. Though it may seem scary to buy a refurbished computer, we make sure that you’re getting the best product we can deliver. Each of our machines is subjected to a 40-point proprietary inspection that checks and inspects each hardware component of the device for its functionality. After each component is thoroughly tested, the machine is graded and assigned a condition, from good to excellent, that determines its relative price. This process is carried out by a team of expert technicians. They know their stuff, and they apply their knowledge to our products so that you can buy a refurbished Mac Pro that functions perfectly. With us, you know what you’re getting: a high-performing desktop. We’re so confident in our products that each ship with an individual warranty.
Along with Mac Pros, we sell MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMacs, Mac minis, iPhones, Apple Watches, and assorted Apple accessories. Come shop at Mac of All Trades today to get the best deals on the best Apple products around.