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Apple Mac Pro Eight-Core 2.8GHz Xeon Desktop Computer

Includes AppleCare Extended Coverage for three years of comprehensive service and support. (11) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Apple Mac Pro is the fastest Mac ever produced to date - perfect for all your audio and video needs. Eight-core processing power was once only top-of-the-line. Now it comes standard. This time around, performance is more phenomenal than ever — up to two times faster than the previous standard-configuration Mac Pro. And with the multicore technology enhancements of Mac OS X Leopard, the new Mac Pro is a force to be reckoned with.

8 cores, standard.
8-core processing was once reserved as a high-end option. Now it's at the heart of the Mac Pro line. This incredible power stems from all-new Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Harpertown” processors, featuring speeds up to 3.2GHz and 12MB of L2 cache per processor.

Blazing fast, up to 2x performance.
With its 8-core processing, advanced Xeon architecture, 1600MHz dual independent front-side buses, and 800MHz memory, the new Mac Pro delivers up to 2x greater application performance.2

Up to 4TB storage, RAID, and SAS.
The cable-free, direct-attach hard drive bays make it easy to install up to 4TB of storage with Serial ATA 3Gb/s drives. For enhanced data protection, the optional Mac Pro RAID card delivers hardware RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 0+1. Used with this card, 15,000-rpm SAS drives bring added performance to RAID configurations.

Feast your eyes
An all-new high-performance graphics card from ATI makes Mac Pro graphics technology even more cutting edge. The standard graphics card — an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory, PCI Express 2.0, and two dual-link DVI ports — provides great performance for typical creative applications. And you get dual 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display support out of the box.

PCI Express 2.0, double the speed.
The PCI Express 2.0 graphics card slot delivers twice the transfer rate of the previous generation. And you can install up to three additional PCI Express cards in three full-length slots — one PCIe 2.0, the other two PCIe.

Massive, fast memory.
Add up to 32GB of fast 800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered memory — a memory architecture that's up to 256 bits wide and allows for incredible memory capacity, bandwidth, and reliability.

What's in the Box?
Mac Pro

Power cord

Apple Keyboard

Mighty Mouse

DVI to VGA adapter

USB keyboard extension cable

Install/restore DVDs

Printed and electronic documentation

AppleCare Included
The AppleCare Protection Plan extends the complimentary coverage on your Mac to three years of world-class support. The plan includes expert telephone assistance, onsite repairs for desktop computers,* global repair coverage for portable computers, web-based resources, and TechTool Deluxe from Micromat - all for one economical price.

Apple Computers products are available for shipment to locations in the USA only (including Hawaii and Alaska).

Three years of security
Every Mac comes with 90 days of telephone support and one year of service coverage at an Apple-authorized repair center. By purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan with your Mac, you can extend your coverage to three years.

Comprehensive coverage
The AppleCare Protection Plan covers your Mac, as well as an AirPort Card, an AirPort Base Station, and Apple RAM purchased for your Mac. Power Mac and PowerBook customers can also enroll one Apple display for coverage, provided the Mac and display are purchased together.

Features

Comprehensive service and support Extends telephone support from 90 days to three years

Adds two years of hardware repair coverage to the one-year limited warranty, including:
- Onsite service for desktop computers(1)
- Global repair coverage for portable computers

Provides dedicated access to web-based support resources(2)

Includes powerful diagnostic tools (TechTool Deluxe from Micromat)

Assistance with the complete Apple solution

Apple hardware products(3)
- An Apple computer
- An Apple mouse and keyboard when included with a covered computer
- An Apple display when purchased and enrolled with a covered Power Mac or PowerBook computer
- An AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Apple RAM when used with a Mac covered by the AppleCare Protection Plan

The Mac OS
Many Apple-branded consumer applications, including:
- iCal
- iDVD
- iMovie
- iPhoto
- iTunes
- AppleWorks
- QuickTime

***Note - Florida consumers will not be able to register AppleCare. Businesses with Florida State Sales Tax Certificate or Federal Tax IDs are the exceptions.

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Processor: Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors
- 12MB of L2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6MB)
- 128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine
- 64-bit data paths and registers
- Energy efficiency optimization
- 1600MHz, 64-bit dual independent frontside buses

Memory: 2GB (two 1GB) of 800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM
- 800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory
- Eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (four slots per card) supporting up to 32GB of main memory
- 256-bit-wide memory architecture

PCI Express graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB (two dual-link DVI ports)
- Hard disk drive: 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s; 7200 rpm; 8MB cache

Four 3.5-inch cable-free, direct-attach hard drive bays with built-in independent 3Gb/s Serial ATA channels; four internal hard drive carriers included

Up to 4TB of internal storage

Internal RAID: Optional

Optical drive: 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
- One open optical drive bay for optional second SuperDrive

Wireless: Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
- Optional 802.11n AirPort Extreme wireless networking

Peripherals and audio:
-Two FireWire 800 ports (one on front panel, one on back panel)
- Two FireWire 400 ports (one on front panel, one on back panel)
- Five USB 2.0 ports (two on front panel, three on back panel)
- Two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard
- Front-panel headphone minijack and speaker
- Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports
- Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks

PCI Express expansion: Three open full-length PCI Express expansion slots
- One PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
- Two PCI Express x4 slots

Software:

Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard:
- Time Machine
- Quick Look
- Spaces
- Spotlight
- Dashboard
- Mail
- iChat
- Safari
- Address Book
- QuickTime
- iCal
- DVD Player
- Photo Booth
- Front Row
- Xcode Developer Tools

iLife ’08:
- iTunes
- iPhoto
- iMovie
- iDVD
- iWeb
- GarageBand

Size and weight:
- Height: 20.1 inches (51.1 cm)
- Width: 8.1 inches (20.6 cm)
- Depth: 18.7 inches (47.5 cm)
- Weight: 42.4 pounds (19.2 kg)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-MY-APPLE
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (11 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"2008 Mac Pro 8 Core, Fastest Machine On the Market!!!!"
Sound: Sounds great but of course you will want to use your own sound card or source, I just upgrade from a Delta 101Lt that I had on my Dual G5 PPC 2.5gz and 4gb of ram. To the Tascam Fw1080, I like this unit, firewire, controller and sound card and midi. Yeah I know there is better but this is for a home studio in my bedroom and it does just fine, Feature: New 2008 mac Pro with 8 cores, has so much power, "OMG" this thing is a beast, if you use it for audio and video productions you will want at least 4gb of Memory, I loaded 48 tracks of audio in Logic and effects on all tracks and I barely had a reading on 5 of the cpus, 24 tracks I barley had a reading at all. My G5 would get an error message with the included Demo songs that are shipped with logic, I had to freeze most of the tracks, but with the new mack pro, it plays with no problems using about 1.5 of memory and low cpu power. Its also super quiet, you would never know it was on unless you looked at your screen. Brand new sleek keyboard is nice too. The video is great, easy installation for memory and hard drives, just snap right in, no tools needed, I added 3x500 gb to go with the 320 that came with the system. Memory price is dropping fast I now have 12 gb of memory, I started with 2 from the factory. Ease of Use: Vey Easy to setup firewire or usb devices. Quality: Made like a tank as usual, Aluminum like the other Mac pros, very heavy, will last a lifetime Value: Buy the basic system and upgrade it yourself save thousand of dollars. Manufacturer Support: Apple gets better and better, I think if they came out with a 12 or 16 core in the near future I would keep my 8 core, the hardware is way beyond most software. Not to may 64 bit software as it is, The Wow Factor: Every Mac users Dream Machine, this is the Rolls Royce of systems. You will not regret buying one, once you have it. Overall: I think this is the last Computer I will buy for at least the next 3-5 years unless some other technology replaces the way we make music. I use my Mac Pro for Music/ Video multimedia web productions and Photography. I can not believe I have such a powerful tool, that will last for years to come.
Style of Music: Jazz/Funk/ R&B
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Return Exception This item cannot be returned once the manufacturer's seal has been broken. Any defective merchandise must be dealt with directly through Apple. If a product is found to be defective, you must contact Apple customer support at 800-275-2273 for service. details
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