The Mac Pro is not for the average, everyday user. Despite its new cut-down chassis (it’s just 25.1cm high and weighs 5kg) the Mac Pro is packed full of cutting-edge components designed to deliver astonishing performance. It’s aimed firmly at creative professionals who need to crunch a serious amount of numbers as part of their craft.
To this end, the Mac Pro is more than qualified – Xeon processors, dual AMD graphics cards and support for up to 64GB RAM ensure it delivers on all fronts, and the PCIe-based flash storage keeps it running smoothly. You supply your own monitor, and the Mac Pro supports up to three 4K displays.
There’s no longer room for expansion cards in this model, but six Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports handle external add-ons. However, it’s here we hit the Mac Pro’s biggest issue: it’s sorely overdue for an update. With Thunderbolt 3.0 just around the corner, we strongly recommend you hold off until Apple finally unveils the next-generation model.