Apple unveils redesigned Mac Pro at WWC 2013
At WWDC 2013 along with the announcement of the new MacBook Air and OS X Mavericks, Apple has announced a major redesign to its Mac Pro line-up. This is a major change for the Mac Pro series as it now features an all new cylindrical chassis design.
The new cylindrical chassis is glass yet has a clean finish. The new Mac Pro will be much lighter as it is claimed to weigh 1/8 times less than the previous model. Apple has also revealed a preview of this upcoming computer, which it says will launch later this year.
The new cylindrical body measures 9.9 x 6.6 inches and it has a shell outside which lifts up to reveal the interiors of the cabinet.
It features improved graphics, processing power, battery and memory. It will be powered by the new generation Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 usable cores for processing power. It will also feature new PCU flash storage which works 2.5 times faster than the SATA based SSD cards. It also includes a dual AMD FirePro workstation-class graphics processor with up to 6GB of dedicated VRAM and it support high definition videos at up to 4000p.
In terms of the connectivity the new Mac Pro will feature built-in Thunderbolt 2 port, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 and wireless connectivity will include Wi-Fi 802.11ac along with Bluetooth 4.0.
No information on the pricing and the specific details on availability are revealed as of now. Apple has mentioned that it will reveal further details as it gets close to launch.