Apple Mac Pro MD770LL/A Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

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Apple Mac Pro MD770LL/A Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

Apple Mac Pro MD770LL/A Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

  • Single 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 6 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM (three 2 GB DIMMs)
  • 1 TB Serial ATA Hard Drive (3Gb/s; 7200 rpm)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics with 1 GB of GDDR5 Memory
  • Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion Operating System

Mac Pro is the fastest, most powerful Mac ever. It features advanced Intel Xeon processors. Powerful ATI Radeon HD graphics are perfect for advanced 3D modeling and rendering. You can add up to 64GB of memory, four PCI Express expansion cards, and up to 8TB of hard drive storage. And Mac Pro comes standard with OS X Lion, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. Four full-length PCI Express 2.0 expansion slots Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and wireless Magic Mouse Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR OS X LionSpecifications One Intel Xeon W3530 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46GHz 6GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM (2GB x 3, 32GB max.) 1TB Hard Drive, Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 32MB cache ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics with 1GB of GDDR5 memory 18x Double-layer SuperDrive AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 2 x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support

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  1. 24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My Favorite Graphics Workstation, October 18, 2012
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    Kort “Art, Music, Book & Movie Enthusiast” (Boca Raton, FL, United States) –
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    In October 2012 I purchased a Mac Pro MD770LL/A from Amazon through a work account. It boasts a 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor, an ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics card, and a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HD. I’d hoped to hold out until they upgraded the product line again, but current news puts that at somewhere in 2013. My previous Apple Power Mac G5 motherboard failed recently, and since it was my primary work computer, I couldn’t put off upgrading any longer. I don’t do much if any video editing, so didn’t see the need to get the 6 core or dual processor models. Budget was a consideration as well — Mac Pros aren’t cheap. I’m primarily a graphic designer who uses Adobe Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite (CS6) to get my varied print and web projects done; along with QuarkXpress for page layout and Office for the Mac. For these needs this Mac Pro is more than up to the task.

    My old 24″ Cinema Display was still working, but since it is about 8 years old and uses the old ADC connector, I didn’t think it was worth purchasing the $300+ adapter for it. There are several 3rd party monitors that looked good and were cheaper or close to $1K, but I decided to go with Mac again, and bought the 27″ Cinema Display. While its glossiness can be distracting, I keep my office dark so that isn’t really an issue. I’ve read other’s thoughts on the pros and cons of glossy displays, and if a user is not on a laptop that is exposed to a variety of environments, then it actually is the better display for clarity, color depth and reading text. So far I have to concur. At 2560×1440 pixel resolution, details are a bit smaller than what I’ve been used to, but I’m adjusting and really like the extra screen real-estate. Its brightness is highly adjustable from ‘almost can’t see’ to ‘nearly blown-out’, so glare can be compensated for in that way as well. In any event, it plays very nicely with the Mac Pro, though I wish the connection cords were longer.

    Getting back to the Mac Pro. Initial boot-up was easy and the set-up process simple. The interior design of this computer is even more impressive than that of the G5, and I thought that one had the best configuration I’d ever seen in a desktop. Opening the Mac Pro is just as easy as before and they did away with the clear air flow shield and removable fan. Components are laid out more intuitively and EVERYTHING is modular. The 4 hard drive bays are very accessible and RAM was very easy to install. I installed a 4 card 16GB Kingston kit and am pleased with it’s performance. It is also ECC so I don’t have to worry about cosmic rays corrupting my memory. ;’] I also purchased a second WD Caviar Black 1 TB HD as a back-up, and installed the 2 hard drives from my old Power Mac as well. I’ve encounter no problems with any of them and the installations were easy. It runs quieter than the G5 Power Mac and has extra ports on the front. If I wanted to install a second optical drive, there is a bay for that. SDDs and a second graphics cards are also an option, though I don’t personally require them, yet.

    I’m still feeling things out, but so far I’m VERY impressed with the Mac Pro. It is FAST — I’d say a good 3-4x more responsive than my G5 from everything from startup to browser speed and everything else. It came with OSX 10.7 (Lion) installed, but offered a free upgrade to OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion), which I took advantage of. I installed all of the updates and after more than a week’s use, everything appears to be very responsive and stable. OSX is one of the primary reasons people buy Apple Macs, and Mountain Lion is pretty slick. I’ve yet to encounter a application or system crash. On my old 10.4.1.1 system, that happened *at least* once a week. I’m now using Adobe Creative Suite CS6, QuarkXPress 9.2.1.1 and Office for Mac 2011. No complaints thus far. Browser speeds are excellent too. I had been primarily using Firefox on my old system, but Safari is great on this one so I may stick with it. I did download Firefox and Chrome, and both are speedy on this computer as well. The Apple Magic Mouse is a revelation. I don’t think I can ever go back to using a regular mouse again.

    All-in-all, I would recommend the Mac Pro to a graphics professional who is comfortable using OSX. There is a price premium for the hardware, but I think it’s worth it if you want to use OSX and desire a very solid, efficient workstation. It is missing some features like Blu-Ray, USB 3, Thunderbolt and card readers, but for me that is mostly a non-issue. If you NEED to upgrade before the next generation of Mac Pros are available, then I would say don’t hesitate. If you can wait,…

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  2. 8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    From iMac to Mac Pro, December 2, 2012
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    Just bought myself a new 2012 Mac Pro today. I haven’t received it yet and will update this review and the rating once I get it and then after a year.

    The reason I wanted to post a review already is to explain why I chose the Mac Pro over the iMac.

    This new Mac Pro is my fifth Apple computer. My current Mac is an iMac 24inches Intel Core 2 Duo. Before that, I had a G4 tower, with a Motorola chip.

    I bought the G4 in 1999 and believe it or not, this Mac is still running as of today. All my Macs are turned on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for almost all year long. I only shut them down when I go away from home for more than 3 days, which means around 3-4 times a year. They are both set up to go to sleep after 1 hour of idle time. So my G4 is now close to 14 years old (the cost is well written off by now!) and I never had one issue with it. Not a single glitch either with the RAM, the hard disk, the mother board or anything else.

    As opposed to my iMac (bought in june 2006) that is a bit over 6 years old now, costed me less than the G4 but is already showing signs of malfunction. As an example, five days ago, I was using HandBrake to convert a movie and all of a sudden, it froze and gave me a blue screen… First time ever I see this on a Mac. I had to kill it by holding down the power button, but when I restarted, everything was fine. All kinds of strange bugs like that happen over the last few months.

    So I decided that if the iMac dies, I will not have it fixed and based on my experience with the G4, I decided to go for the Mac Pro, hoping that it will be as reliable. You may say what’s the point of keeping a computer for so long, since the technology evolves so fast. Well, based on my needs, upgrading at the pace of the technology isn’t a requirement. For example, I use a flat bed Agfa scanner on my G4 to scan printed photos from many sources (newspapers, magazines, old photos, etc). It came with a software to scan photos that has so many options and gives so good results, I never found anything better since. So as long as my G4 lasts, this scanner will be my main tool to scan photos, because I cannot plug it in newer computers and it runs only on old system 9.1.

    I chose the new Mac Pro with the quad-core chip, because I use Photoshop a lot to edit photos and it does not manage more than four cores anyway.

    In short, I prefer to buy a computer that is a bit more expensive at the date of purchase, but which lasts and becomes cheaper with time, than one that needs to be changed after 3 years and has erratic functionning in that period of time. In that sense, I don’t trust the iMac for the long run.

    DEC 17, 2012
    This is a first impression report, as promised in the previous section of this review.
    The first thing that surprised me when I got the Mac Pro is the size of the computer. It is huge! Much bigger than the 1999 G4. Even though I knew it was going to be bigger when I looked at the dimensions, it is quite impressive when you see it for real. So be aware that it is going to take space on your desk.

    Nevertheless, it was easy to get it out of the box, thanks to the two handles at each end of the computer. It is heavy, though, but that heaviness gives a feel of a computer very strongly built.

    I ordered the Mac Pro with only one hard drive, because I found internal hard disks much cheaper at another store. I had to install them by myself and even though I had never done this before, the Mac Pro is so well designed inside, it is so easy to figure out how to do it that in 15 minutes, the job was done, without the need to look inside the user’s guide.

    Another surprise when I started the computer : none of the three hard disks were visible on the desktop. And yet, the computer started. Using Disk Utility, I realised that Mac OS was seeing them. So, what was going on?

    After a lot of reading on the Internet, I learned that Mac OS 10.8 comes by default with the “Show hard disks on desktop” checkbox unchecked. You have to go to Finder/Preferences and check that box. Be aware.

    Third surprise are the scroll bars in any window. By default, they show only when the mouse roll over. I found that setting quite annoying. But how do you change it? I read on the Internet that I would need to install a third party tiny application, but that is not true if you have OS X 10.8.2. Go to System Preferences/General icon and there you have a radio button to have the scroll bars always on.

    First time also that I ordered a Mac with a wireless keyboard and mouse. The keyboard is so slim, so tiny, it is a joy to use. Even though it comes without a keypad and requires to get used to a new key layout, for those used to an extended keyboard, the joy of using it cancel the pain of learning a new key layout (I don’t mean here the QWERTY layout, but rather the other keys. For…

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  3. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rock Solid, January 21, 2013
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    My business depends on having a rock solid computer that will never give me trouble. This is my third MacPro. Combined with a 30″ Cinema Display, the MacPro is hard to beat. True, the latest models lack some recent Apple features like Thunderbolt. However, I cannot tolerate down time, and I need easy expansion. The MacPro fills those critical requirements.

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