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Unboxing the New Mac Pro

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 | Author:

Merry Christmas to us! The first of our new Mac Pro models have arrived today so testing and benchmarking and product development can begin. But first, here’s a few unboxing photos of the 3.7 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon E5 for your visual pleasure…

OWC confirms Mac Pro 2013 processor is upgradeable.

We also connected 6 displays to the new Mac Pro and have a Mac Pro 2013 Tear Down Gallery

As always, follow the OWC Blog for industry coverage, tips, and more tricks for keeping your Apple products at their best. We’ll post back soon once we get some initial testing done on this beauty.

What Do You Want In Your MacBook Pro?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 | Author:

Here at OWC, we’ve been talking a lot lately about the MacBook Pro with Retina display (which will hereafter be referred to as the rMBP). We’ve investigated the quality of the Retina display and how non-optimized graphics look. We’ve even attached multiple monitors to it, just to see what happened. Our research supports that this laptop was designed for professionals and does give us a truly remarkable, super-high-resolution screen. Yet with all Apple gives us in this machine, they leave one area to be desired—upgrade opportunities.

With the creation of the rMBP, Apple also focused on making the whole unit thinner. The result? Less expandability, which could affect the needs of many professionals.

On modern OS versions, and for modern apps, the base 8GB can be a little less than optimal for a “pro” machine. This leads many people to upgrade to the 16GB at an extra $200. Whether 8GB or 16GB is the chosen factory option, if that soldered-in  RAM is outgrown, the user has to buy a new MacBook, rather than upgrade the one they have.

As Mac users, we have a few options—accept the options that Apple offers, or buy the minimum configuration and upgrade it with third-party offerings later. Unfortunately, it seems as though the latter option is slowly being taken away from us. What began with the MacBook Air is now present in the rMBP; our options for expansion after purchase have been largely removed. Article Continues…

OWC Pro Corner: The Last Shuttle Project.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 | Author:

Every day, creative professionals bring something unique and different into the world. A large—and growing—number of these use OWC products as part of their workflow.

Over the last year or so, we’ve mentioned our friends at The Last Shuttle Project, who are documenting the end of the Space Shuttle era. Creator and president Dennis Biela came in to talk to us about the Last Shuttle Project, what they’re doing, and how OWC fits into their workflow.

Category: Space & Beyond

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 For Mac Benchmarked

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 | Author:

Our friends over at Bare Feats are at it again, benchmarking away. In a post today, they’ve found the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac helps speed things up while running Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve.

Added to their performance findings from February while benchmarking with Kronos, Squeeze, Color, and Colorista II; the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac is a clear favorite for professional video and graphics design.

For the complete details, visit www.barefeats.com