Mac Pro Late 2013 Teardown


After making its debut during the WWDC 2013 Keynote, the reimagined, reformulated Mac Pro finally arrived at iFixit's doorstep. Join us as we turn the (very) Late 2013 Mac Pro inside-out.

Step 1 — Mac Pro Late 2013 Teardown

  • The new Mac Pro has been released, and we've managed to get our hands on the entry-level model, "inexpensively" priced at $2,999.

  • Tech Specs:

    • Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 with 10 MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9 GHz

    • 12 GB (three 4 GB modules) of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC memory

    • Dual AMD FirePro D300 graphics processors with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM each

    • 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage

    • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

    Step 2

    • Contrary to popular belief, the new Mac Pro is closer in design to an aluminum beverage can than a trash can. (Not that there's anything wrong with trash cans—some of our favorite astromech droids areshaped like trash cans.)

    • The back side (if a cylinder can have a back side) contains the power button and electrical inlet, as well as a tidy array of ports:

      • 3.5 mm speaker and headphone jacks

      • Four USB 3.0 ports

      • Six Thunderbolt 2 ports

      • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports

      • HDMI 1.4 out

    • Looks like neither trash nor fixer can get in through the top of this bin. Time to investigate that enticing lock switch...


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