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Apple Mac Pro ME253LL/A Desktop

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3.7 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon
  • 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 Processor
  • 12 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC Memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Dual AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each
  • Mac OS X Yosemite
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Operating System Mac OS X Yosemite Mac OS X Mac OS X Mac OS X
Storage 640 GB 256 GB 1 TB 256 GB
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Style: 3.7 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon

Thanks to the next-generation Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processors and new system architecture, the Mac Pro now delivers performance thatʼs nearly twice as fast as before.(1) Each processor features an integrated memory controller and 8MB of fully shared L3 cache. With blazing-fast 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, high-performance graphics, a redesigned interior for easier expansion, itʼs the most advanced Mac Pro ever. (1)Testing conducted by Apple in February 2009 using preproduction Mac Pro 8-core 2.93GHz units and shipping Mac Pro 8-core 3.2GHz units. SPEC® is a registered trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC); see for more information. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac Pro.

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Style: 3.7 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon
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Processor3.7 GHz Intel Xeon
Memory Speed 1866 MHz
Hard Drive640 GB
Graphics CoprocessorDual AMD FirePro D300
Graphics Card Ram Size2 GB
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
Brand NameApple
Item model numberME253LL/A
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemMac OS X Yosemite
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.60 x 6.60 x 9.90 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size256
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio-out Ports (#)1
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Best Sellers Rank #5,414 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight13.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableDecember 19, 2013
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From the Manufacturer

Apple Mac Pro ME253LL/A Desktop (Quad-Core) Apple Mac Pro MD878LL/A Desktop (6-Core)
Processor 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5
Graphics Dual AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB each Dual AMD FirePro D500 with 3GB each
Memory 12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC
Storage 256GB PCIe-based flash storage 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
Ports Six Thunderbolt 2, Four USB 3, HDMI 1.4, Two Gigabit Ethernet Six Thunderbolt 2, Four USB 3, HDMI 1.4, Two Gigabit Ethernet

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124 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Joe Crescenzi TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 24, 2014
Style Name: 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
While most of the buyers of the Mac Pro line will be looking for a custom configuration, the 6 Core model with dual D500 GPUs will likely be the one that has the best mix of price and performance.

If you are unfamiliar with the new Mac Pro line, there are quite a few combinations of options that can produce a range of prices from $2999 to nearly $10,000.

Currently there are only TWO "Stock" configurations:

$2999 gets you a Quad Core Xeon with dual D300 GPUs, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Solid State Storage

$3999 gets you a Six Core Xeon with dual D500 GPUs , 16 GB of RAM and the same 256 GB of Solid State Storage. This is truly the "Goldilocks" configuration... the middle of the road.

In a custom configuration, which you can only get directly from Apple (which takes time), each of those components can be upgraded, however only some can be "User Upgraded", so you must be aware of that when you buy, because you will not likely change them later.

Here are the things you CAN upgrade AFTER you purchase:

1. RAM - You can upgrade the RAM on all models, from 12 GB all the way to 64. There are 4 card slots, however you can't mix chip sizes. So, if you buy the 12 GB model, it uses 3 cards of 4 GB each leaving 1 slot open, so you can upgrade it to 16 by adding one more card. If you want to increase it beyond that, you will be removing all of the 4GB cards, and replacing them with 8's or 16's.

This means that the 16 GB model comes with 4 x 4 GB cards, so any increase in that configuration will involve getting rid of all 4 of the 4 GB cards and starting with 8's or 16s. I think it's a shame Apple doesn't start with 2 x 8GB cards, so you could keep your existing memory and add two more...
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By W. YANG on April 26, 2014
Style Name: 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
I purchased mine directly through Apple. (Waited for 2 months)
My spec is 3.5GHz 6-Core E5, 32GB ram, 1TB SSD, D700s
I have been using this machine for 1 month now, and this is my personal experience with by configuration.

A little bit about what I do. I am a photographer who shoots in Raw and also a lot of 1080P video content on Canon DSLRs. I'm going to explain how this computer has changed my workflow. Software I use on an everyday basis: Adobe Lightroom5, Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, InDesign CC, jAlbum.
Prior to the Mac Pro I was using a 27" i7 iMac and a 15" i7 Macbook Pro. All I can say is the difference coming from these machines is like day and night.

The reason I pick this configuration:
6-core: It's a good sweet spot for what I do. An 8-core chip might have been over kill, also its hard to justify the speed gain with the $1500 extra price tag.
32GB: I feel like this is a good start, and 32GB feels enough for me. (So far I have zero page outs) This is also something that might go down in price later on.
1TB SSD: This is one of the fastest things on the mac pro. 1TB would give me enough space to set it as a scratch disk on my video projects while I am working on it. When I'm finish with the project, I can move the files to external and start the next project. Setting Lightroom scratch disk on this SSD will speed up your Lightroom workflow as well.
D700s: This is a no brainer for video editors. At $600 extra, this is the best bang for buck. Premiere Pro and After Effects totally utilize 2 GPUs now, Also FCP X.

Adobe Creative Suite has recently updated the software to optimize the performance of the mac pro. It now uses 2 GPUs on Premiere Pro, After Effects and Media Encoder.
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107 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Joe Crescenzi TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 24, 2014
Style Name: 3.7 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon
At first you may think $2999 is a lot of money for a computer, but this model is actually about the same price as a typical iMac or high end MacBook Pro.

Like the MacBook Pro or iMac, you get a quad core CPU and a decent amount of RAM (12GB), but the Quad core in this model is a workstation class Intel Xeon CPU. The main difference is that the MacBook and iMac CPUs were designed for mobile use, so they emphasize power savings and heat control. The Xeon on the other hand was designed for raw and sustained computation. This translates into more consistent performance. Whereas a CPU hungry program in a MacBook or iMac can Turbo Boost it's clockrate when needed, it drops back when it sustains that speed for too long and it gets hot. Most users can easily hear the fans kick into high gear when that happens... not so with the Mac Pro... it just keeps cranking along without breaking a sweat.

The other thing to know is that a good chunk of the price of this computer is actually because it has two very high end video cards inside, the D300s. If you owned a regular PC and bought two similar cards to put in it, those cards would cost more than this entire computer.

The big advantage of this line however is expansion. Unlike the MacBook Pro and iMac, you can upgrade components inside and outside with ease. You can add up to 64 GB of RAM, twice the maximum of the iMac, and 4 times more than the MacBook. And you can upgrade the solid state drive inside. Currently you'll have a hard time finding Solid State Drives for it, but OWC and other companies are already working on drives.

One other advantage of the Mac Pro over the iMac... 4K video. Yes... I know you don't think you'll need it. You may not feel that way next year.
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