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2013 Mac Pro Review: Apple’s New Desktop Boasts Dramatic Redesign, Dramatic Performance

2013 Mac Pro Review: Apple’s New Desktop Boasts Dramatic Redesign, Dramatic Performance | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Apple's new Mac Pro is a sight to behold: In black aluminum with an eye-catching cylindrical design, there's little chance you'll ever mistake it for any other computer.


For anyone who’s been looking forward to a replacement for their aging gray tower Mac Pro, and for anyone who has the money and is willing to spend it, the Mac Pro is a no-brainer, but for the rest of us, we needn’t reach quite so high to touch the sky when it comes to Apple’s line of OS X hardware.



Mac Pro teardown reveals simple repair process and upgradeable CPU:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/mac-pro-teardown-reveals-easy-repairs-and-cpu-upgrades/?ncid=rss_truncated


Andre Bontems's insight:


... Thunderbolt 2 can theoretically display 4K video while simultaneously transferring it thanks to a unified 20 Gbit/s throughput rate, and there are six ports on the back, combined with four for USB 3.0.


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ASUS first to arrive with motherboard packing Intel's 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2

ASUS first to arrive with motherboard packing Intel's 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Z87-Deluxe/Quad ATX is the first motherboard to pack the tech, which combines four of the original 10Gbps Thunderbolt channels into two bi-directional 20Gbps ports.


That's four times the speed of USB 3.0 if you're keeping score at home, allowing two 4K displays to be driven at once, or faster-than-SATA-6 SSD speeds, for instance.


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New Retina MacBook Pros can drive 4K displays at 60Hz - when running Windows, Mac OS needs new drivers

New Retina MacBook Pros can drive 4K displays at 60Hz - when running Windows, Mac OS needs new drivers | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Tests by French site Mac4Ever.com found that current model Retina MacBook Pro machines can use their Thunderbolt 2 connections to drive the Sharp PN-K321 4K display at 60Hz when running Windows 8.1 with the latest NVidia drivers, rather than the 30Hz possible with OS X.

This suggests that OS X will be able to do the same when Apple updates the rMBP video/Thunderbolt 2 drivers.

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