Mac Pro 2019- “It was a“ bucket,” but a“ grater ”appeared, – the Internet is ironic about the design of the new Mac Pro. But honestly, this is a serious update of the most powerful Mac, for serious money.
Mac Pro computers were and are the top of the Apple lineup, and they are designed for professionals. But the generation of 2013-2018, nicknamed the “basket” for circular design, was not very successful – you had to pay for the original appearance with inadequate cooling, the inability to upgrade (and for a professional station this is a failure) and, as a result, low productivity. It got to the point that the market began to perceive even monoblocks iMac Pro more suitable for professional use than the “black turrets” Mac Pro. But now everything has to change – Apple returns to the desktop roots of Mac Pro.
MAC PRO 2019: REVIEW, FEATURES, AND PRICE IN RUSSIA.
Price and release date in Russia Mac Pro 2019
A brand new Mac Pro was introduced on June 3 at the WWDC 2019 conference. Computer sales should start this fall. The pricing policy is entirely in the spirit of Apple – the workstation in the initial configuration will cost the US buyer $ 5,999 (390.6 thousand rubles). But, it should be understood that the modularity of the computer involves the use of other components, and the love of the “apple” for proprietary will also play its role in pricing. So, according to preliminary estimates, the top of the range with the new Apple Display Pro XDR display can cost as much as $ 60,000 (3.9 million rubles). By the way, prices in Russia are still unknown.
Of course, the desktop does not have a built-in display, but not to talk about the Pro Display XDR, which was introduced with the Mac Pro, it would be wrong. The show is a 32-inch Retina IPS-matrix with a resolution of 6016 × 3384 pixels (6K) and an anti-reflective coating. The XDR in the title is an attempt by Apple to emphasize that the screen supports extreme dynamic HDR range with an extended P3 color gamut. The brightness of the matrix is 1000 nits, but as the developers notice, some parts of the display give a glow up to 1600 nits. Externally, the monitor is made in the same style of Mac Pro – a matte metal case with honeycombs on the back side, which should help remove heat. Special attention deserves to stand Pro Stand, for which Apple asks $ 1000. The device adjusts the slope and height and also turns the monitor into portrait mode.
The wizards immediately after the presentation called the Mac Pro “fritters” for the distinctive appearance of the front panel. But in fact, it is a rethought classic desktop design that existed until 2013. Apple did work on the mistakes made in the past generation and focused on the modularity of the design. The frame of the case is made of racks of stainless steel where the panels and the filling are fixed. To gain access to the components from any side, it is enough to remove the aluminum cap, which is done by simply turning the special fastener. The front and rear panels have large cells that are designed to cool the workstation more efficiently.
Processor, memory, interfaces
The “heart” of the computer is Intel Xeon processors, which can have up to 28 cores with power up to 300 watts. The basic version will receive an 8-core Intel Xeon processor with a clock frequency of 3.5 GHz (accelerated to 4 GHz). Special attention was paid to cool and acoustic comfort during development. So, when working at full strength, the workstation will have to rustle unobtrusively.
The Mac Pro in the “base” has a powerful Radeon Pro 580X graphics card, but it provides only the initial features for this workstation. So, you can choose a Radeon Pro Vega II graphics processor with a capacity of up to 14 teraflops and 32 GB of memory with a capacity of 1 TB / s. A version with a Radeon Pro Vega II Duo card will be available, where the capacity is 28 teraflops and 64 GB of memory. Not only that, it is possible to equip a workstation with two Vega II Duo systems, which gives an overall graphics performance of 56 teraflops and 128 GB of video memory. In addition to video memory, the Apple Afterburner acceleration card is used here, which plays up to three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously.
The amount of RAM starts from 32 GB and at the expense of 12 DIMM slots can be expanded to a titanic 1.5 TB. The Mac Pro architecture does not assume installation of hard drives; here, it is possible to use only SSD drives with a maximum aggregate volume up to 4 TB.
Of the interfaces, Mac Pro has 8 PCI Express slots available, four of which have double the width to install larger expansion cards. Two USB-C Thunderbolt and two USB-A ports can be found on the inside of the computer; two more USB-C Thunderbolt is located next to the power button.
New MacBook Pro 2019: Overview and Features
“Quiet” updates of their devices, apparently, a new trend from Apple. It also happened with the most productive laptops of the company – the MacBook Pro 2019 just appeared on the Apple website. All about the updates.
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MacBook Pro laptops, despite scandals with “planned obsolescence” and other design flaws, continue to enjoy great demand. Updated models with the Touch Bar will be bought by many, so let’s take a closer look at the MacBook Pro 2019.
Price and release date in Russia MacBook Pro 2019
Following the new iPad and updated AirPods, MacBook Pro 2019 laptops are completely casual, without a presentation appeared on the Apple website. Innovations touched with 13.3 and 15.4-inch models with Touch Bar. In Russia, new items will be available for purchase by the beginning of June, and their prices are known now. So, the most affordable “trinashka” on the i5 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage will cost 156 thousand rubles. The most expensive MacBook Pro 15, which is in the online store Apple, on the i9 processor, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD costs already 241 thousand rubles. If this is not enough for you, then under the order you can get the most productive version with overclocked i9, Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics, 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB SSD for 350 thousand rubles.
Screens “proshki” remained the same. At 13.3 – one of the best Retina IPS matrices on the market with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels, an enormous brightness of 500 cd / sq.m. The 15.4-inch notebooks display characteristics are similar, but together with the increased size and resolution is higher – 2880 × 1800 pixels.
Regardless of the size, all new MacBook Pros support proprietary True Tone technology, which makes the picture on display more pleasing to the eye, imperceptibly adjusting the color rendition to ambient lighting with a special sensor.
Case and keyboard
The case of the MacBook was and remains the benchmark, and in the new Pro, nothing has changed in this sense. One of the main innovations of 2019 has become a keyboard with an updated butterfly mechanism. Formally, this is the fourth generation of keystrokes, which still raises questions from users. The fact is that Apple engineers for three years failed to achieve reliable operation of the keyboard of this type. Buyers who laid out big money for laptops, faced with a key failure. This could happen a week or a year after purchase. Apple reluctantly admitted their mistake and changed the entire unit under warranty. However, this does not solve the problem; many users managed to face a problem several times on the same laptop. In Cupertino, do not tell in detail what they changed in the new “butterfly.” But thanks to the specialists of the portal iFixit, who dismantled the new MacBook Pro, it became known that the updated keyboard has a minimum difference from its predecessor. The silicone membrane, which should protect the mechanism from dust and small particles, with a nylon one, was replaced. Otherwise, this is the same 65-button keyboard, above which is a Touch Bar with a built-in Touch ID scanner. The best on the market and one of the largest touchpad in laptops remained unchanged.
By the way, all the same, iFixit put the MacBook Pro 15 of 2019, only 1 point for maintainability and the ability to disassemble the case. In other words, if something breaks in your laptop, the repair will be difficult and very expensive.
Processor, memory, communications
The most important change in notebooks in 2019 was Intel Core processors of the eighth and ninth generations. The 15-inch MacBook Pro has received new six-core and eight-core mobile processors Intel Core i7 and Core i9. The maximum tag is equipped with i9, capable of operating at 5 GHz in Turbo Boost mode. The cores of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar panel are the quad-core Core i5 and i7 processors. According to the manufacturer, the new MacBook Pro is 15 to two times faster than models with quad-core processors and up to 40% more productive than last year’s notebooks on 6-core chips. Apple calls the news “the fastest MacBook in history.”
Graphics cards that are installed in laptops have also changed. MacBook Pro 13 features Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 integrated graphics. MacBook Pro 15 graphics chips are richer. So, they all have integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630. But there is a choice of discrete video cards Radeon Pro 555X, Radeon Pro 560X, Radeon Pro Vega or Radeon Pro Vega 20. However, the performance of the new MacBook Pro still raises questions – the cooling system remains the same, But it could not cope with a less powerful “iron,” because of what users are constantly faced with throttling and reduced performance of the laptop.
MacBook Pro 13 is equipped with 8 or 16 GB of RAM, made not on the most modern standard DDR3. SSD – from 256 GB to 2 TB. “Fifteen” 15 received 16 or 32 GB of “RAM” and SSD-drives from 512 GB to 4 TB. It is worth noting that the RAM and the solid-state drive are also soldered on the motherboard, which means that it will not be possible to add more capacious modules yourself. However, this situation has long been familiar to MacBook Pro users.
Both laptop sizes have four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on the case, each of which can be used to charge or connect an external video card. Fortunately, Apple has not yet deprived its 3.5 mm audio jack laptops. From wireless interfaces, the MacBook Pro has dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.