It’s only been a few days since Apple launched the Mac Pro, but already the world has ogled it, scrutinized it, analyzed its value, guessed its performance, and so much more. But what very few people have done is review it — so how do we know if it’s any good? Fortunately, three people have got their hands on Apple’s most powerful machine and put it through its paces. Popular YouTubers Marques Brownlee, Jonathan Morrison, and iJustine — with almost 19 million subscribers between them — have all put the Mac Pro under the microscope and shared their thoughts. Wondering if Apple’s latest and greatest is any good? Here’s the lowdown. Pure power or paltry performance? When you’re spending a serious chunk of cash on a computer like the Mac Pro, performance needs to be top notch. Fortunately, that seems to be the case, with both Jonathan Morrison and Marques Brownlee being blown away by what the Mac Pro was capable of. For instance, when … [Read more...] about Only a few people have tested the new Mac Pro. Here’s what they have to say
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Apple unveiled the Mac Pro at WWDC 2019, people have wondered when the ultra-powerful computer and the related Pro Display XDR will launch. We finally know the answer: Both will be available to order on December 10. An email to customers, first spotted and highlighted on Twitter by Marques Brownlee, reveals a date for customers to purchase the high-end hardware. ???? pic.twitter.com/JUIFMMcWUF — Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) December 8, 2019 Previously, the most precise launch date had been gleaned from a tidbit tucked away at the end of Apple’s announcement of its brand-spanking-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which comes with a new keyboard, high-resolution display, and powerful processors. With typical modesty, Apple proclaimed that “the all-new Mac Pro, the world’s best pro desktop, and Apple Pro Display XDR, the world’s best pro display, will be available in December.” This means it’s possible you’ll find something remarkable under your … [Read more...] about Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR on sale December 10
When Apple first announced that it was working on an all-new Mac Pro in 2017, it promised a high level of modularity that would allow you to customize the ultra-powerful machine to your needs. Then at WWDC 2019, it revealed that one of these modular elements was the Afterburner card, an add-on designed specifically for speeding up certain video-rendering tasks. But what exactly is the Afterburner card, and how does it work? And if you’re getting a Mac Pro, is it worth your money? What does the Afterburner card do? Apple describes the Afterburner as something that can “enhance Apple ProRes and ProRes RAW workflows for film and video professionals.” But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, if you’re working with ProRes and ProRes RAW codecs, much of the work can be offloaded to the Afterburner card. That means you can free up your other components — particularly the processor — for other work. In essence, its purpose is to eliminate “proxy … [Read more...] about What is Mac Pro’s Afterburner card, and what does it do?
The iMac and iMac Pro are impressive computers that pack everything you need for video editing, web-browsing, and more into a clean package. The iMac Pro is clearly the more powerful of the two, but with Apple recently refreshing the higher end iMacs with newer processors and graphics cards, both machines are once again in the spotlight. In this guide, we consider design, performance, and features to help make sense of the differences between the two. Design Both the iMac and iMac Pro are made of aluminum and are designed as an all-in-one computing solution. It’s an iconic design that hasn’t changed much over the years, but it makes for one clean desk setup. The differences end there, though. Looking at the just iMac, there’s a 21.5-inch and a 27-inch version available. The 21.5-inch version comes with a 4,096 x 2,304 resolution (4K) display, and all 27-inch versions come with a higher-end 5,120 x 2,880 (5K) resolution display. Which version you choose depends on … [Read more...] about iMac vs. iMac Pro
Apple has finally announced the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro — after the longest and most convoluted series of rumors and leaks since the original iPhone. Starting at $2,399, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through apple.com and the Apple Store app. The overhauled design comes with a brand-new keyboard, a higher resolution display, and a separate Touch ID button. And with a similar price tag to the MacBook Pro 15 it has now replaced, there are no nasty surprises in terms of cost. The device has been rumored for months, but as recently as the end of October it was thought that Apple had pushed it back to 2020. In the end that proved false. Also wide of the mark was a decent chunk of the laundry list of possible features and specs the rumor mill kitted the device out with; in the end, many of these failed to come to fruition. Still, for some Mac fans the news that the failure-prone butterfly keyboard has been replaced will be music to their ears. Apple had been … [Read more...] about Apple announces the 16-inch MacBook Pro with a brand-new keyboard