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Apple reinvents the desktop powerstation with the all-new Mac Pro

Yep, after a long long loooong wait, Apple has finally decided to update their Mac Pro beast. And update they did!

Gone is its hulking industrial-looking aluminum chassis. The all-new Mac Pro is now housed in a cylindrical body less than half of the size of the traditional Mac Pro desktop. So yeah, you can basically call this the Mac Pro mini if you like.

With its radical change in design, something’s got to give, right?

Definitely! With the downsizing of the Mac Pro, Apple gave internal expansion slots the boot and, from the looks of it, handed down the same pink slip to the optical drive too.

But that’s worst part already. It gets better, seriously better, from here on end.

All Mac Pro models will now come standard with dual GPUs, supporting up to three 4K displays. You’ll also find the latest gen Xeon processors under the hood (the new Mac Pro supports up to 12 cores), as well as PCIe-based flash memory (vs SATA-based SSD) with 1Gbps write speed, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, WiFi 802.11ac support, six Thunderbolt 2 ports (20Gbps transfer rate, supports up to 6 daisy-chained devices per port), an HDMI 1.4 port, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and the cool icing on the cake, a motion sensor that illuminates the label for all these ports when you rotate the Mac Pro to plug-in a cable or device.

No price just yet, but just like its predecessors, we expect this one to be on the steep steeeep side of the pricing spectrum.

But don’t worry, you’ve got more than enough time to save up for this all-new Mac Pro. Availability is still a couple of months away.

In the meantime, feel free to hop on over here to further whet your appetite, or read the full press release here.

Allan David

Allan David

Online, Allan’s got you covered as far as news (and some reviews every now and then) goes. Offline, you’ll see him either sweating it out in the badminton courts or dining out in one of the new restos around town. His favorite noodles: cold soba.

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