Eschewing the traditional tower design, the new Mac Pro is cylindrical, coming in at one eighth of the previous model’s size – standing just 9.9 inches tall – but it packs a lot of power. Designed around a thermal core that cools its components, the Mac Pro boasts next-generation Xeon processor options, dual workstation-class GPUs, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based flash storage and fast ECC memory. Six Thunderbolt 2 ports sit at the back; this second generation of Intel’s Thunderbolt technology is flexible enough to provide a huge 20Gbps of bandwidth in one direction. And each of the six Thunderbolt 2 ports can daisy-chain up to six peripherals, giving you access to up to 36 high-performance peripherals. There are also four USB 3.0 ports, two gigabit Ethernet ports, and an HDMI 1.4 port.