“Apple Computer is prepping a lavish new version of the Mac Pro that will boast nearly twice the brawn of existing models and form the centerpiece of the company’s high-performance professional desktop line,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“People familiar with the Mac maker’s plans say it plans to drop jaws and strike awe with a new king of speed, a super-charged Mac Pro featuring a total of eight cores of processing power. The systems, which resemble the quad-core Mac Pro externally, will house two of Intel’s forthcoming quad-core Xeon 5300 series ‘Clovertown’ chips inside is chassis, those people say,” Jade reports.
Jade reports, “Those familiar with the company’s plans have indicated an introduction could take place any time after mid-Nov.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
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