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Lab tested: The Mac Pro Daisy Chain Challenge

Mac Pro Thunderbolt daisy chain

Pros

  • Impressive multi-core performance
  • Dual workstation-class GPUs
  • Fast internal storage
  • Plenty of external-expansion options
  • Compact, attractive design
  • Quiet and relatively cool
  • Many internal components upgradeable

Cons

  • Single-core performance not substantially better (and sometimes worse) than that of other current Macs
  • No internal expansion options
  • Higher-end configurations quickly get expensive
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Price when rated: $3999

Pros

  • Impressive multi-core performance
  • Dual workstation-class GPUs
  • Fast internal storage
  • Plenty of external-expansion options
  • Compact, attractive design
  • Quiet and relatively cool
  • Many internal components upgradeable

Cons

  • Single-core performance not substantially better (and sometimes worse) than that of other current Macs
  • No internal expansion options, Higher-end configurations quickly get expensive
img1406059 1160
 Compare
Price when rated: $2999

Pros

  • Impressive multi-core performance
  • Dual workstation-class GPUs
  • Fast internal storage
  • Plenty of external-expansion options
  • Compact, attractive design
  • Quiet and relatively cool
  • Many internal components upgradeable

Cons

  • Single-core performance not substantially better (and sometimes worse) than that of other current Macs
  • No internal expansion options
img1406059 1160
 Compare

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