Press Release: Apple Introduces New Mac Pro

Apple on January 8th, 2008 introduced the new Mac Pro with eight processor cores and a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of its predecessor. The new Mac Pro combines two of Intel’s new 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2 GHz, powerful new graphics and up to 4TB of internal storage to offer the ideal system for creative professionals, 3D digital content creators and scientists. The new Mac Pro can support up to 32 GB. The standard 8-core configuration starts at just $2,799.

The standard 8-core Mac Pro, with a suggested retail price of $2,799 (US), includes:

  • two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors with dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses
  • 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
  • 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm
  • 16x SuperDrive™ with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • two PCI Express 2.0 slots and two PCI Express slots
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • the Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse

My personal opinion on this new Mac Pro is that it’s unbelievable. When you think about Apple, you see that they really do push everything outside the box, and the keep on making things better and better. I have been playing around with the configurations, and I fully maxed out the Apple Mac Pro. Here is the configuration that I made from the new Mac Pro:

  • Two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core) processors
  • 32GB (8 x 4GB)
  • Mac Pro RAID Card
  • 4 TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 1.5GB (Stereo 3D, two dual-link DVI)
  • 2 Apple Cinema HD Display (30″ flat panel)
  • Two 16x SuperDrives
  • AirPort Extreme card (Wi-Fi)
  • Quad Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express Card
  • Apple USB Modem
  • Apple wireless Mighty Mouse/Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X
  • iWork ’08 preinstalled
  • Final Cut Express preinstalled
  • Logic Express preinstalled
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro (w/or w/o Display) – Auto-enroll

This is the most maxed out computer I have ever configured! I hope to go to the Apple Store and play with the new Mac Pros!

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NOTE: You can find more information on the new Mac Pro at Apple’s Web site. For the information provided in this post, please visit the Apple Press Release Page.

12 thoughts on “Press Release: Apple Introduces New Mac Pro

  1. Yes, it is sooo true. This is not a little adjustment, i have to say that is most definently, ATLEAST 2x faster. I am at the Apple Store, (Waterside Shops, Naples, Fl, US) and i have to say, it might be faster than the speed of light! (the 30′ cinima displays can hardly keep up!) 😀 (just for those people out there, i AM kidding about the speed of light thing…) 😛

  2. Please don’t just copy and paste word for word the press release. If we wanted to see it, we would go to Apple Press Releases and get it there. A blog is somewhere to share thoughts, don’t “steal” content.

  3. On your updated post, I’m not sure if it is really outside the box, I mean you can configure a Dell machine with way more options and with even more “stuff”. I think if Apple really had much interest in the machine it wouldn’t have taken so long for them to update it.

  4. Jonathan,

    I understand what you mean about the Dell, but this is something that a lot of people were looking forward too.

    This eliminates an updated Mac Pro, so now we can see more iPhone, MacBook/MacBook Pro’s and Cinema Display updates.

    Its one thing that Apple has checked off their list of updates.

    I do think that Apple does have a lot of interest in the Mac Pro, it just took a while to update it. I don’t think the Mac Pro was at the top of their priority list either.

    What do you think about the updated blog post?


  5. Hey Daniel,
    Chris and I were talking about this new Mac Pro at about 2 in the morning on Tuesday. Wow, this is really an awesome piece of machinery. I also love the fact that Apple is constantly striving to release mind boggling hardware and software. I think what you are doing is great. Please keep up the great work! Nevermind those who will try to bring you down with negative posts. They are just jealous. You rock!

    Wishing You All The Best,

    Sensei of The Daily Samurai

  6. @osX master I reliaze that if you talk about your thoughts restate it in your own words that is fine and maybe even quoting some of it. But word for word? I’ve seen much better content from Daniel and I’m just dissiponted as I’ve seen you can do better.

  7. Nich,

    I know you think I can do “better” but don’t forget that this is Daniel’s Blog, and I am Daniel. I am the one who decides what blog posts are good, and what isn’t.

    I think everyone is making a big deal about this. The post has been updated, so I wish people would stop talking about this like I did a crime. I cited the source, and I quoted.

    Please understand,


  8. The fact that you don’t think something is “good” quality is up to you. The thing that gets me mad is that this may not be a crime in your opinion.

    However you recently stole information from Wikipedia, without sourcing it. I just want to protect bloggers and I don’t want this happening again.

  9. I asked nicely before…and I will ask again. CAN WE PELASE STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS!!! I changed the blog post, I cited and quoted the source!

    What else do you want me to do?

    I respect everyones opinion, but people are just pushing my buttons right now!

    Imagine what I am going through right now…..Macworld, Teens in Tech, Apple Universe and now this.

    Please understand that when I get an email saying that someone commented on my blog, I should be happy, but I am not now.

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