“There’s no getting around it, the new Apple Mac Pro is simply stunning,” Brian Westover writes for ITProPortal. “However, that distinctive look isn’t the only thing that’s different here. The Mac Pro is a powerhouse in an astonishingly small and compact chassis, with a design that embraces innovations in manufacturing, cooling technology, and embodies concepts that may very well shape the future of the desktop PC. There are plenty of details to discuss, but we can assure you from the outset that Apple’s new Mac Pro is one of the best premium desktops we’ve ever tested.”

“Apple Mac Pro Workstations are built for performance, and the Mac Pro is no exception. Peel back the slick marketing and fancy design, and you’ll find that the Mac Pro is still a potent work machine, built to offer the sort of performance that professionals need, but can’t get from consumer-level systems,” Westover reports. “The Mac Pro scored 13.54 points in Cinebench, the best score we’ve seen among single-CPU workstations. This machine also made short work of multimedia benchmark tests, finishing Handbrake in 29 seconds, and cranking through Photoshop in 3 minutes 3 seconds. The Photoshop performance isn’t shabby, but it is more towards the middle of the pack than we expected.”

“It’s safe to say that the Mac Pro offers some of the most exciting updates to desktop design we’ve seen, and backs this up with powerful professional-grade performance,” Westover reports. “This machine is quite simply our number one choice when it comes to single-processor workstations, and one of the best high-end desktops we’ve seen in years.”

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