Technology Apple's rackmount Mac Pro is now available

23:00  14 january  2020
23:00  14 january  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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Mac Pro is also available in a rack mount — with all the same performance features and configuration options as the tower — for spaces better suited Testing conducted by Apple in November 2019 using preproduction 2.5GHz 28-core Intel Xeon W-based Mac Pro systems with 384GB of RAM and dual

Arriving a little over a month after its desk-based counterpart, the rack -mountable version of the Mac Pro is now available to order, with the The alternative to the standard "Tower" version of the new modular Mac Pro , the Mac Pro " Rack " has gone on sale via the Apple website as of midday Eastern

If you (or more likely, your company) are pining for the new Mac Pro but don't want anything so gauche as a tower under the desk, Apple has you covered. It started taking orders for the rackmount version of the Mac Pro, with new purchases shipping in three to four weeks. It's the same computer underneath as its desktop-oriented counterpart with options for many-core Xeon CPUs, Radeon Pro Vega II graphics, an Afterburner video accelerator card and gobs of memory and storage -- it's just arriving in a new form factor that's better-suited to render farms, servers and easy-to-move stations.

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Right on cue, Apple has started taking orders for the redesigned Mac Pro and its optional Pro Display XDR. The workstation is available starting at In a pleasant twist, there' s also a rackmount version for servers and other non-desktop uses -- it' s only listed as "coming soon," but it' s poised to start at

Today Apple made the rack mountable Mac Pro available for purchase, starting at 99. The unit, which features the same build to order components as the regular Mac Pro , features rack mounting rails that ship in a separate box. Synology RT2600ac: The AirPort Extreme replacement.

In some ways, this represents Apple's pro efforts coming full circle. It stopped selling the Xserve rackmount back in January 2011, leaving Mac-inclined companies to use tower-based servers instead -- and the cylindrical Mac Pro made that even harder. The rack version of the new Mac Pro isn't a perfect replacement for the Xserve (it's much thicker and doesn't have front drive bays), but it could fill a conspicuous gap that has existed for nine years.


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