Apple extends Mac Pro waiting time to March

Macworld Australia Staff
21 January, 2014
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Apple has adjusted the estimated shipping date for its new Mac Pro from February to March, suggesting the manufacture of the top-of-the-line Mac is failing to keep up with demand.

The date has moved in a number of countries, including Australia, to a six-week delay, but US customers have had their wait shortened with the February label remaining.

The Mac Pro, announced at WWDC in the middle of last year, began shipping last month to excellent reviews. The high-performance computer is about an eighth of the size of the previous generation machine, at 25.1cm high and 16.7cm in diameter.

Aimed at video and audio professionals with two GPUs, the Mac Pro is available in two standard configurations.

The $3999 model, uses a 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with 10MB of level 3 cache and includes 12GB of 1866MHz DDR ECC memory (RAM), dual AMD FirePro D300 graphics processors (each with 2GB of GDDR5 video RAM), and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage.

The $5299 model uses a 3.5GHz six-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with 12MB of level 3 cache, plus 16GB of RAM, dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics processors (each with 3GB of VRAM), and the same 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage.

Each model also includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi (compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in speaker. You also get copies of iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, along with the standard OS X apps.


Read Macworld Australia’s full review of the Mac Pro here.

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