The Apple Mac Pro will be available for customers as early as December 19. This computer doesn't get as much attention as mobile computing solutions such as tablets and laptop computers, but professionals in creative and science industries will find a lot to be desired in this high-powered desktop. The fact is that no other computer comes close in terms of speed, hard drive capacity and graphics capabilities.
What makes the Mac Pro special? To begin with, it sports a compact yet sleek and well-ventilated design. Apple created a new cooling system that directs hot air away from the processors into a central tunnel so that the CPUs don't overheat. This allows for Apple's engineers to clock the processors up to speeds that wouldn't be possible with other computers: The Quad-core version has a clock speed of 3.7 GHz while the six-core model comes in at 3.5 GHz. Upgrading to an 8- or 12-core CPU drops the speed to 3.0 GHz and 2.7 GHz, respectively, but the added cores more than make up for this.
Another major addition to the Mac Pro is a graphics card capable of handling three 4K displays. Most computers can't even handle one such screen, which will become increasingly important for professionals editing high definition video, animation and photographs.
The advent of tablets and smartphones has provoked industry observers to wonder whether desktop computing can compete for customers. But when it comes to resource intensive tasks like those mentioned above, mobile devices simply don't have the hardware that can handle these operations. The Mac Pro, which can be purchased at PortableOne, is the only solution for those who need the ultimate personal computing solution.