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!

Tell me what think in the comments below, or drop a line at appleuniversepodcast@gmail.com

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.

Apple Universe at MacWorld 2008

2008 will be a very special year for Apple Universe. On January 15th, 2008, I will be recording the 100th episode of the Apple Universe podcast LIVE during MacWorld 2008! I’ll be joined by a panel of guests, including Robert Scoble, Cali Lewis, iJustine, Shooby and several other friends. There will be a microphone in the seats so people can ask questions to the panel. This live event will take place at the Zeum, a short distance away from the MacWorld conference.Event details: