The WWDC 2012 event has largely been about MacBook notebooks, with Apple introducing some very stunning machines such as the Retina display MacBook Pro. However, an interesting thing is that at the same time, Apple has also upgraded its Mac Pro machines, at least on the website. Little mention of these machines was made at Apple’s event, so it is surprising that Apple has done so quietly.
The most notable change about the Mac Pro refresh is the new CPUs that have been included in the machines. For instance, the new base model of Mac Pro will feature a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processor with 6 GB of RAM.
Moreover, it comes equipped with a whopping one terabyte of hard drive. Even if you are not satiated with these high-end specs, you can further ramp up the machine by upgrading it with a six-core 3.33 GHz processor. The base price of the machine is $2499 whereas the upgrade is going to cost you $500.
As usual, the more money you put into your machine, the better it gets. By spending $3799, you can get two 2.4GHz six-core Intel Xeon processors in your machine together with a huge 12GB of RAM and 1 terabyte of hard drive.
The processor for Apple’s server have also received an upgrade, now coming at 3.2 GHz quad-core with 8 GB of RAM and two hard drives, each 1 TB spacious. It will cost you $2999.
The rest of the specifications of the Mac Pro machines are more or less the same. The chief upgrade is that of the processors. What is a little disappointing is the fact that the machines still don’t feature USB 3.0, as users had expected.