Thinking about your first Mac?

Answers to some of the most common
PC-to-Mac questions

Hardware

Processor

Mac Pro is powered by the latest Intel Xeon E5 processors. Built using Intel’s advanced 22-nanometer process technology, Intel Xeon E5 processors feature up to 12 processing cores and up to 30MB of shared L3 cache on a single chip.

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Processor

Memory

Mac Pro supports up to 64GB of fast 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory using a four-channel memory controller. Choose more memory to improve overall system performance.

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Memory

Storage

Mac Pro comes standard with ultrafast PCIe-based flash storage that is up to 10x faster than a 7200-rpm SATA hard drive. With PCIe-based flash storage, your Mac Pro boots nearly instantly, applications launch fast, big projects open quickly, and everything you do is incredibly responsive.

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Storage

Graphics

Mac Pro comes standard with two workstation-class AMD FirePro graphics cards with up to 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each, enabling powerful GPU-based visualization and compute capabilities in every system. Both GPUs are connected internally via x16 PCI Express gen 3 lanes for massive bandwidth. The FirePro GPUs in Mac Pro enable video output through both the Thunderbolt 2 ports and the HDMI 1.4 port, enabling you to connect up to three 4K displays or up to six Apple Thunderbolt Displays.

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Graphics

Apple USB SuperDrive

Compact and convenient, the external Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your Mac Pro with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install new software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.

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Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple Thunderbolt Display

Connect your Mac to the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display.

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

4K Display

Connect a 4K display to your Mac Pro and see your work on the ultimate big screen. With a resolution of 3840 by 2160, the Sharp 4K 31.5-inch display has over 8 million pixels. Not only can you see Ultra HD 4K content pixel for pixel and high-resolution photography in more detail than ever before, but you get a massive desktop to spread out all your work. The Sharp PN-K321 display connects to your Mac Pro through a Thunderbolt 2 port using the included Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. In addition to the DisplayPort 1.2 input, the Sharp PN-K321 display includes two HDMI 1.4 inputs.

Compatibility: 4K DisplayPort operation only compatible with the new Mac Pro (Late 2013). 4K HDMI operation compatible with MacBook Pro (Late 2013) and the new Mac Pro (Late 2013). Note: HDMI input not available in European-market Sharp PN-K321.

4K Display

Mouse and Magic Trackpad

With Mac Pro, you can connect your own USB or Bluetooth mouse or add a new mouse or trackpad. Choose the wireless Magic Mouse or select the wired Apple Mouse. To take full advantage of all the Multi-Touch gestures in OS X, select the wireless Magic Trackpad.

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Mouse and Magic Trackpad

Apple Keyboard

Mac Pro ships without a keyboard or mouse, allowing you to use ones you already own or buy any you choose. Or you can purchase an Apple wired or wireless keyboard, which will be shipped separately from Mac Pro.

 

Pre-Installed Software

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X makes editing faster and more fluid than ever before. The Magnetic Timeline provides a flexible canvas that lets you focus on storytelling, and next-generation Multicam gives you unprecedented control when editing multicamera projects. Powerful media management tools including range-based keywords and Content Auto-Analysis let you quickly tag and filter your files. And a dual GPU-enabled, 64-bit engine delivers blazing playback performance and fast background processing up to 4K resolution and beyond.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Final Cut Pro X License Agreement

Final Cut Pro X

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is an advanced music production application that gives you everything you need to create amazing music. Built around a modern new interface, Logic Pro X includes a massive library of sounds and plug-ins and a collection of features that make it easy to compose, record, edit, and mix professional-quality tracks. Use innovative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Smart Controls, and MIDI plug-ins to add creativity and polish to your sessions. And with Logic Remote, you can play and produce using your iPad from anywhere in the room.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Logic Pro License Agreement

Logic Pro X

Aperture

Aperture gives your photography the professional treatment it deserves, with more sophisticated tools to perfect your images and powerful ways to browse and choose your best shots. Photos from Aperture and iPhoto come together in one unified library so it's easier than ever to step up to Aperture and go back to iPhoto whenever you want. The popular organizational features Faces and Places have even more power in Aperture. And nondestructive brushes let you make selective adjustments to your image without creating masks or layers.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese
Aperture License Agreement

Aperture

Service and Support

AppleCare Protection Plan

For up to three years from your computer's original purchase date, the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you direct, one-stop access to Apple's award-winning telephone technical support for questions about Apple hardware, OS X, iLife, and iWork. And you get global repair coverage for your Mac — both parts and labor — through convenient service options.


We've even made it easy to enroll. In fact, you don't really have to do anything. When you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan with a new Mac, you'll be automatically registered in the plan. Shortly after your new Mac ships, we will mail you an AppleCare Welcome Packet, which includes your Proof of Coverage, as well as a Getting Started Guide with plan terms and conditions.

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AppleCare Protection Plan

One to One

One to One at the Apple Retail Store will help you do more than you ever thought possible with your new Mac. First, we’ll set up your email, transfer your photos, music, and other files, and show you how to keep everything in sync with iCloud. Then, we’ll work with you to create a curriculum tailored to your goals, learning style, and experience level.


One to One is just $99 for a full year and is available only at the time you buy a new Mac from the Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store.


Important: You will attend all your sessions at an Apple Retail Store, so make sure there’s a store near you. Search for Apple Retail Stores in your area.

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One to One

Accessories

Apple Thunderbolt Cable

Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10Gb/s each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a superfast 20Gb/s. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac.

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Apple Thunderbolt Cable

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac and supports a FireWire 800 connection. Use this adapter to connect to FireWire devices like hard drives and audio devices.

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Use the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect to a standard analog monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a VGA connector or cable. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter. Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ports.

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

The Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect a DVI-based external display using an adapter. The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter lets you connect an advanced digital monitor that uses DVI video. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you’re choosing the right adapter. Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ports.


Mac Pro supports using two Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapters, or only one when connecting a device using the built-in HDMI port. To support additional DVI displays, use the dual-link DVI adapter.

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect to a 30-inch display, such as a 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels. Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ports.

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Thunderbolt Optical Cable

Get the fastest transmission between Thunderbolt devices and your Mac with Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning. Their optic technology uses the brilliance of light to deliver high-volume HD video, audio, and other data over much greater distances than ordinary cables can handle.

Thunderbolt Optical Cable

External Thunderbolt 2 Storage

Add high-speed external Thunderbolt 2 storage to your Mac Pro to experience the next generation of external storage performance. External Thunderbolt storage takes advantage of the 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 interface and makes working with videos, photos, and all of your data lightning fast. Up to six external Thunderbolt storage devices can be daisy-chained to a single Thunderbolt port, giving you the flexibility to add terabytes of high-speed storage to your Mac Pro with a single cable.

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External Thunderbolt 2 Storage

Thunderbolt 2 Network Adapter

Connect your Mac with Thunderbolt 2 ports to your existing Fibre Channel or 10 Gigabit Ethernet network with one of these high-performance adapters.

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Thunderbolt 2 Network Adapter

AirPort Time Capsule

AirPort Time Capsule is a wireless backup device that works automatically with Time Machine in OS X to create an easy-to-use, hassle-free backup solution. A 2TB or 3TB hard drive gives you the capacity and safety needed for reliably backing up your Mac computers. AirPort Time Capsule is also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with 802.11ac technology. So you can set up a high-speed wireless network and back up the Mac computers on your network. All with one device.

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AirPort Time Capsule

Printers

Buy a printer with your Mac.

Complement your new Mac with a high-performance photo or all-in-one printer that also offers the convenience of AirPrint.

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Buy a printer with your Mac.