the first impressions of those who tested the new Mac Pro

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During the special Apple event that took place last week, it was not just iPads (Air and mini with Retina display) that were available to guests for testing.

The new Mac Pro also gained space on the table hands-on.

Taking into account the big change that Apple made in the machine, we found it interesting to bring to the MacMagazine the opinions of those who played with him a little.

Check it out below:

Matthew Panzarino, from TechCrunch

We saw some people using it [o Mac Pro] for editing videos and photos, and the results certainly looked smooth and impressive.

However, it is difficult to say how it will work in the real world, away from a controlled demonstration.

Team AppleInsider

The computer was also being demonstrated running Final Cut Pro X on a 4K display created by Sharp, connected to one or more of the six Thunderbolt 2 ports that equip the Mac Pro.

With up to 20Gbps of bandwidth per channel, the Mac Pro can connect to up to 36 Thunderbolt peripherals, including hard drives [HDDs], PCI expansion components, audio / video boxes and high-resolution displays.

Chris Davies, from SlashGear

The result is a tower that still surprises by how compact it is, and that you can – by placing your fingers around the recessed edge at the top, which is part of the ventilation system – lift it yourself.

Obviously, you have to disconnect all peripherals from the back (the motion sensor kicks in and illuminates all the ports for you), but it makes the absence of connections at the front of the panel acceptable, as it is easy to turn the machine and see the rear.

Joel Santo Domingo, from

The system is very quiet, especially when it is idle.

But even under stress, like doing streaming of 16 videos with 4K resolution, we were unable to hear the machine in the noisy and relatively alive environment that was the demonstration room.

The machine is expected to have great appeal among music and video professionals who need to work in quiet studios.

Mark Prigg, from Stuff

Obviously, the Mac Pro is not aimed at casual computer users; these 12-core Xeons will be put to work in editing islands, visual effects studios and other intense processing environments.

We put the computer in place with some 3D live renderings and the results were incredible; complex scenes were rendered almost instantly, and many of them would take many minutes at current top-of-the-line stations.

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The new ones MacBooks Pro with Retina display they have also been commented on by some who have already laid hands on them.

In general, as we already highlighted here on the website, it was a very incremental update (more battery, a little more performance, more graphics performance, new Thunderbolt 2 ports, Wi-Fi compatible with the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, etc.).

Darrell Etherington, from TechCrunch, for example, saw little difference between the old and the new 15-inch model – even though the new one is more responsive.

In the 13-inch the difference was a little bigger, since it became even lighter and thinner (1.61kg vs.

1.56kg; 1.9cm vs.


Finally, it is worth watching again the video above from Apple which shows a little the production process of the new Mac Pro – which, unlike other products of the company, will be made in the United States.

And we are so excited that, along with the Mac Pro, which hits the market in December 2013, Apple also launches a new display (perhaps with the name “Apple Retina Display” or “Apple 4K Display”).

After all, it is past time for the current Thunderbolt Display to leave the scene.

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