This new Mac Pro is a totally new and revolutionary design, shaped like an extruded donut:
The new version is 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches in diameter, and it includes Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 cores, dual AMD FirePro GPUs with support for multiple 4K monitors, PCI-based flash storage instead of spinning hard drives, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI out, built-in Bluetooth and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and built-in audio in/out ports. It has no internal expansion slots, so pros who need extra PCI cards will have to use an external expansion chassis connected to a Thunderbolt 2 port.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.