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Mac Pro 2010 Review

Mac Pro 2010 Review

Apple's updated 2010 Mac Pro line was a long time coming, but it certainly addressed would-be buyers' key complaint: the choice of processors. Now offering everything from a single Intel Xeon through to a pair of six-core chips, the new Mac Pro range claims to be "the most powerful, most configurable Mac ever." We've had a dual-processor quadcore Mac Pro on the SlashGear test bench for a couple of weeks; check out our full review after the cut.

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Overclocked 2008 Mac Pro gets custom liquid-cooling [Video]

Overclocked 2008 Mac Pro gets custom liquid-cooling [Video]

Apple's Mac Pro is a beast of a machine, and more so when you overclock it, but the fan noise you end up with can be pretty intrusive.  The guys over at Asetek decided to see what they could do with their liquid-cooling components, taking a 2008 dual-CPU 2.8GHz Mac Pro - overclocked to 3.16GHz - with custom cooling and comparing it to a newer, stock 3.2GHz air-cooled model straight from Apple.

Video demo after the cut

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iMac Core i7 Review (Mid 2010)

iMac Core i7 Review (Mid 2010)

Apple's recent refresh of the all-in-one iMac range may not have concurred with all of the preceding rumors, but the main expectation was certainly met: faster processors than ever before. Fresh to the SlashGear test bench is the 27-inch iMac, with the flagship quadcore Intel CPU. Pairing a 2.93GHz Core i7 processor with 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 256GB SSD, it certainly promises high performance; it also makes for an expensive buy, $2,799 to specify the same spec as our review unit. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple Hexacore Mac Pro on sale now

Apple Hexacore Mac Pro on sale now

The updated Apple Mac Pro desktop has gone on sale, complete with a choice of quad- and hexacore Intel processors.  Announced at the end of July, the new Mac Pros start from $2,499 - for a single 2.8GHz quadcore Xeon, 3GB of RAM and a 1TB hard-drive - while single-chip hexacore machines using Intel's 3.33GHz Xeon bump that to $3,699.

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Mac Pro gets dual-hexacore Intel Xeon upgrade

Mac Pro gets dual-hexacore Intel Xeon upgrade

It's not just new iMacs that Apple have outed this morning; the company has also announced updates to its Mac Pro range with the much-anticipated quad- and hexacore Intel Xeon processors.  While the basic configurations include quad-core CPUs as standard, up to two 2.93GHz 6-core Intel Xeon X5670 processors can be specified, along with up to four 512GB SSDs, an ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of memory, and up to 32GB of DDR3 memory.  Meanwhile there are now two Mini DisplayPort ports as standard.

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Apple Store is down: new Mac Pro, iMac and Magic Trackpad incoming?

Apple Store is down: new Mac Pro, iMac and Magic Trackpad incoming?

We've been keeping an eye on the Apple Store all morning, and sure enough it's been taken offline for "updating".  There's been no shortage of rumors and leaks regarding what we can expect to see lining the shelves later on today, but most likely are updates for the Mac Pro and iMac.

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Mac Pro & iMac refresh: USB 3.0 & faster FireWire tipped for back-to-school season

Mac Pro & iMac refresh: USB 3.0 & faster FireWire tipped for back-to-school season

All eyes may be on the iPhone 4 right now (or, more accurately, on its chubby little signal strength meter and whereabouts your fingers are in relation to the antenna) but that doesn't mean we'll bypass a good Mac Pro rumor.  According to one of Hard Mac's "better sources", Apple is preparing for a Mac Pro refresh at the end of the summer, to hopefully tap into the "back to school" period.  Meanwhile they'll be swiftly followed by an iMac refresh.

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What Was Missing From WWDC? Nothing

What Was Missing From WWDC? Nothing

I thought there would be far more rumors leading up to Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference. After all, the big story had already been blown, which left a lot of room open for speculation. Besides, a number of significant Apple products are due for an update, right?

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WWDC 2010 sells out in just over a week

WWDC 2010 sells out in just over a week

Ahh, WWDC 2010.  A serious sit-down with developers and Apple working together to polish up the app landscape for the twelve months to come, or a chance to wear Steve Jobs masks and run around making crass Microsoft jokes?  If you haven't already got your ticket you'll never know, as this years conference is sold out.

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Intel Hexacore Mac Pro desktops to debut at WWDC 2010?

Intel Hexacore Mac Pro desktops to debut at WWDC 2010?

Rumors of Apple's Mac Pro Intel hexacore refresh taking place in mid-March saw the leaked date come and go, leaving us - and, more importantly, the video and media pros waiting to upgrade their Apple desktops to the latest processors - still none the wiser as to when the flagship desktop line might be updated.  Now, according to information apparently from Intel's distribution network, it seems possible that Apple could announce the new Mac Pro models at WWDC 2010.

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Apple readies 27-inch LED Cinema Display and 6-core Mac Pro

Apple readies 27-inch LED Cinema Display and 6-core Mac Pro

Pros using Mac products will have a couple new choices starting in June reports AppleInsider. According to sources cited by the publication, Apple is working on its second LED backlit Cinema display and new updates for the Mac Pro desktop.

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Apple Store down: iPad incoming

Apple Store down: iPad incoming

It should come as little surprise, what with the well-publicized iPad preorder sale starting today, but the Apple Store has been taken down for updating.  Apple's new tablet kicks off at $499 and is expected to go on sale at 8.30am EST; of course, Apple could surprise us and add a few more updates into the mixture as well.  Recent rumors have tipped an updated Mac Pro desktop, using Intel's new Core i7-980 Gulftown processor.

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