MSNBC: Apple Mac Pro is the ultimate desktop computer

“The new Mac Pro desktop is a thing of beauty. Inside and out this box looks like it is the ultimate desktop computer on the market today,” Gary Krakow reports for MSNBC.

“With two, 64-bit, dual-core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors and it’s sleek design, the Mac Pro is the computer equivalent of a Ferrari, Maserati or Porsche… The Mac Pro is encased in real metal rather than cheap pressboard or molded plastic that looks like metal,” Krakow reports.

“Inside, the Mac Pro has two dual-core processors. That’s the equivalent of having four 64-bit processors. And, you have a choice of dual 2GHz, 2.66GHz or 3GHz chips,” Krakow reports.

“This baby is fast! How fast? Apple tested the Mac Pro’s processing speed while running software by Logic Pro 7.2.2., Soundtrack Pro 1.1 and Final Cut Pro to Xcode 2.3, PyMOL 0.99 and Mathematica 5.2.2 and they said the Mac Pro runs 1.4 to 1.8 times faster than their previous G5 speedster,” Krakow reports. “The Mac Pro comes with Mac OS 10.4 Tiger installed. I also saw a demonstration of Apple’s next operating system, Leopard (OS 10.5) running on the Pro and it looked great.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Michael” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: A nice bookend to: MSNBC’s Krakow: Apple’s MacBook ‘the best notebook computer I’ve ever used’ – June 28, 2006

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