Everything you need to know about the new Mac Pro: More speed and graphical horespower than ever before, with almost none of the internal upgradeability.
Apple previewed the new Mac Pro at WWDC 2013, and shipped it right before 2013 ended. Sporting an all-new design that takes it from a luxury Escalade that had room for a whole family of internal upgrades, to a sporty Lambo that's barely one-eighth the size but packs a hypercar sized whollop. That includes an up to 12-core next-generation Xeon E5 processor, 2 built-in AMD FireCore workstation power GPUs, PCI-express Flash storage, and 4-channel DDR3 RAM. Aside from RAM, all expansion happens on the outside via four USB3 ports, 6 ThunderBolt 2 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and HDMI 1.4. Thunderbolt 2 alone will allow for up to 36 chained peripherals, and up to three 4K displays. There's 802.11ac wireless, and Bluetooth 4.0 for good measure as well.