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Completing the desktop updates of the day, Apple announces new Macs Pro

New Mac Pro asideFollowing up on the news announced today (iMacs and Macs mini) and confirming recent rumors, Apple has just renewed the entire line of desktops featuring the new Macs Pro.

The new generation is based on Intel Nehalem Xeon processors, with the purpose of delivering twice the previous performance, with an initial price of US $ 300 less than before.

It also meets the Energy Star 4.0 environmental requirements and is already part of the Apple product group that pioneered the adoption of the new Energy Star 5.0 standard, which will start to take effect later this year. The Mac Pro housing is made of highly recyclable aluminum and its interior is designed to use materials in a super efficient way. The machine uses PVC-free internal cables and components that do not use brominated flame retardants. The new Mac Pro also wins EPEAT Gold.

Mac Pro with LED Cinema Display

The new Mac Pro has two configurations:

The basic version, which starts at $ 2,500:

  • Intel Xeon processor quad-core 3500 series with 2.66GHz and 8MB L3 cache;
  • 3GB of 1,066MHz DDR3 memory, expandable to 8GB;
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics card with 512MB of GDDR3 memory;
  • 640GB Serial ATA HD and 3Gb / s transfer at 7,200RPM;
  • 18x SuperDrive and support double-layer (DVDR DL / DVDRW / CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort and DVI (dual-link);
  • Four PCI Express 2.0;
  • Five USB 2.0 and four FireWire 800;
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.

The other model starts at $ 3,300:

  • Two Intel Xeon processors quad-core 5500 series with 2.26GHz and 8MB L3 cache;
  • 8GB of 1,066MHz DDR3 memory, expandable to 32GB;
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics card with 512MB of GDDR3 memory;
  • 640GB 3Gb / s Serial ATA HD transfer at 7,200RPM;
  • 18x SuperDrive and support double-layer (DVDR DL / DVDRW / CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort and DVI (dual-link);
  • Four PCI Express 2.0;
  • Five USB 2.0 and four FireWire 800;
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.

ATI Radeon HD 4870 cards are available at !! optionally, if you are looking for more performance.