The new Mac Pro

I’ve been waiting for the new Mac Pro for well over a year now. I need to replace a souped-up but aged 2006 pro, which is hands down the best computer I’ve ever owned but is showing its age: it won’t go above OS X Lion, and it is noticeably slow, despite having everything internal upgraded.

For a while, I was concerned that Apple might drop the Pro altogether. While that fear was put to rest by Phil Schiller’s announcement,┬áthe new Mac Pro (as announced) is a curious beast that raises as many questions as it answers. While it is great to see a new machine, it gets some things very, very wrong.

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