Here she is, fresh off the Saturday Express. Apple's latest Mac Pro
is said to be significantly more nimble and entirely easier to upgrade than its Penryn-based predecessor
, and while it'll take us a few days yet to check out the former claim, we can already assure you that the second one is valid. Upon unboxing this beast (to be fair, it's not all that
monstrous), we immediately dug within the cover to see what was up with Apple
's new tray system. Rather than forcing users to squeeze their hands into unfathomably tight places just to pop in a new DIMM or add in a fresh 2TB hard drive
, the engineers at Cupertino found a way to place all eight RAM slots on a removable tray, meaning that you can actually take that piece elsewhere and operate under better lighting. The tray was dead simple to remove and replace, and while it's a small inclusion, it's definitely an appreciated one. We'll be stressing this thing out and writing up a more thorough review soon, but for now, enjoy the snapshots / video below and after the break, respectively.
Apple Nehalem-based Mac Pro unboxing and hands-on