updated 12:55 pm EDT, Fri August 11, 2006
Mac Pro scores 9 of 10
Ars Technica has received its 'base' model Mac Pro (2.66GHz/1GB RAM), and has posted a comprehensive review of the system. Despite the case exterior's similarity to the Power Mac G5, inside it's "downright spacious in there." Ars removed parts from the system that wouldn't void the warranty, showing off the technology inside the Mac Pro as well as the user-replaceable Xeon processor. The review also offers some interesting benchmarks which include Adobe Photoshop and a Windows vs. Mac test. Overall, the Mac Pro received a 9 out of 10 with problems limited to the 'underpowered' graphics card, a poor software bundle, lack of Bluetooth, and its "large and heavy" enclosure.