We finally have details on the long-awaited Mac Pro tower. Here are the specs – it could be a game changer!
• Intel Xeon processors with 4, 6, 8 or 12 cores with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 3.9GHz.
• Two workstation-class FirePro GPUS, with up to 12GB of video memory.
• Contains up to seven teraflops of computing power and eight times graphic performance of previous models.
• Contains six Thunderbolt ports, PCIe based flash storage delivering up to 1.2GBps.
• Ultra fast ECC memory which runs at 1866MHz with four channel memory controller giving it up to 60GBps of memory bandwidth (twice the amount of previous models).
Prices start from $3999.00. Available in December, so if you’re after one of these beasts, get your order in.
With the release of the new Mac Pro and the upgrades to the MacBook Pro (and not so long ago, the iMac), the need for faster external storage solutions has never been greater.
In the case of the Mac Pro, there is now 256GB of on-board storage in the form of Solid State storage mounted directly to the logic board. Apple have included 6 Thunderbolt ports on this new system to ensure plenty of flexibility when it comes to external storage. Team Digital can supply a large variety of Thunderbolt storage solutions, ranging from an External hard drive through to Thunderbolt 16bay Rack Mount RAID solutions.
Thunderbolt external hard drives are available from the likes of Elgato, Lacie, Promise & Western Digital.
From there, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 16 bay RAID units are available from manufacturers like Drobo, Areca, Lacie, Netstor and Promise to name a few.
MacBook Pro Retina
The MacBook Pro range gets a face lift in the form of more performance, higher res screen, better battery life and more importantly, more Thunderbolt ports.
• Fourth generation Intel Core i5 processors, up to 2.6GHz and Turbo Boost speeds of up to 3.1GHz.
• Integrated Intel Iris graphics with 90 per cent better performance than previous model.
• The 13 inch model can be configured with faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8Ghz with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 3.3GHz.
• The 13 inch model delivers nine hours of battery life (two more than previous model) and nine hours of iTunes movie playback.
• The 15 inch model features fourth generation Intel core i7 processors up to 2.3GHz with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 3.5GHz.
• Features Intel iris Pro graphics or Iris Pro and GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics with 2GB of video memory.
• 15 inch can also be configured with faster quad core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 3.8GHz.
• The 15 inch delivers eight hours of battery life (one more than previous model) and eight hours of iTunes movie playback.
• Boasts PCIe-based flash storage for 60 per cent faster read times than previous models.
• Wi-fi speeds are up to three times faster.
• Contains Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports which allows users to connect multiple displays and an HDMI port.
• Ships with Apple’s new operating system OSX Mavericks.
• Also ships with iLife and iWork which contains Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
Prices start from $1599.00 & we should have deliveries within a week.