Ars TechnicaVía Our lucky fellow bloggers at Ars Technica (let’s see when we can do those tests at Apple) have received a base model of the Mac Pro (2.66GHz1GB RAM), and have written a good analysis of it on their website. The examination of the “patient” begins by gutting it (taking care not to remove anything that would invalidate the warranty). Also included are some speed comparisons with Adobe Photoshop and a test of Windows versus Mac.
As for the verdict, the Mac Pro has received a mark of outstanding, 9 out of 10. Because of the included graphics card, because of the lack of included software, because the box is “big and heavy”, and because it doesn’t have bluetooth as standard. I understand about the card and the bluetooth, but you just have to ask for a configuration with another graphic card and add bluetooth and it’s solved. Honestly, I don’t understand what they expected regarding the software. I understand even less the issue of weight and size. When we see the care that has been taken in the interior design, we see why it is heavy. If we remove all the internal parts that ensure good interior ventilation while minimizing noise, and that make “groping” (excuse me) the Mac Pro simple, the result would be much lighter. But do we really want that?