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Old Mar 27th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #1
 
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Mac Pro Question: Is this system a Dual or Quad Core?

Hi everyone. I am thinking of buying a Mac Pro from Best Buy. The model number is MA356LL/A and it is selling for 2099.00. First of all, is this a quad core or dual core system? It is a display model and the sales people know little about it. Also, would you consider this a good price for the system? I am pretty sold on buying a Mac Pro as I want to add an internal blu ray drive once they come down in price and add lots of ram. Thanks!
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Old Mar 27th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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Amazon.com shows that part number as:

Apple Mac Pro MA356LL/A Desktop (Two 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processors, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive. Price $2050.00
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When you're there, go to the Apple Menu and choose "About This Mac." That will tell you what it's running under the hood.

You can also check System Profiler for more detailed info.
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The Apple Store (Canada) - Refurbished Mac Pro Quad 2.66GHz Intel Xeon
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Old Mar 27th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #6
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Happy buying, you will not be dissapointed with a Mac Pro.
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #7
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It's old, it's been mistreated for a year or more on the demo shelf, maybe it's missing bits (make SURE you get the original OSX disks at minimum) and they're still asking the same price as an Apple refurb (which has the full warranty and comes with free shipping.)

I would hold out for a better deal. The last machine I bought (at Staples, yah, I know, but I had to get it on a Saturday with zero notice) was a store demo, and it took about 1 minute to find the manager and point out the (cosmetic) damage on it, and get a 3 year warranty thrown in on top of the sale price.
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2.66 quad
dual dual core cpus, not single quad core cpu though.
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Not a great deal, IMHO.

First off, many points subtracted for being Worst Buy. Second, more points subtracted for being a demo unit, that will have had more than a little abuse.

I'd consider it if it a) looked great and had ALL original packaging and parts *and* b) they threw in AppleCare (NOT their own "extended warranty"). Otherwise, I agree with CanadaRAM, you're much better off buying a refurb from Apple directly.
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The refurb is not a good deal either.



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