Summary: Quality product as described ! Even though received it with exterior damages on arrival, system seems to be working fine still from 3 months ago, and hopefully going strong. Good price for its value and that seller did respond to my communications about the damages professionally.
Pros: Computer looks really good, didnt have any scuffs or anything. Fast!!! I was always wanting a Mac Pro, even though this one is a bit older, it doesn't disappoint at all.
Cons: It shows under under specs that the unit ships with a Nvidia 7300 GT, mine unfortunately came with a x1900. But it really isn't a big deal since I plan on putting a better Graphics card in it anyway, so it really isn't a con. But the unit they shipped to me, inside did have a few dust pieces in i...
It is meanly a dedicated upgrade for Photoshop performance and Mac OS X compatibility beyond Lion.
R. Scott "macfanboy", Amazon
30 October 2014
Summary: In this review, I'm mainly comparing my recently acquired used 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 with my 2006 Mac Pro 1,1, which it replaced. I'm running some Photoshop filters on a large 900+ MB Tiff file and it appears to be performing all tasks in memory and not with the scratch disk.
Summary: Item is as advertise. Would of gave 5 stars, just that a few keys on the keyboard it came with didn't work. The spacebar is really important. Was really looking forward to the new mac keyboard but oh well.
Summary: In the past was apprehensive about the Intel Mac's but very pleased with top of line first generation Mac Pro 1.1 with 3Ghz processors, upgraded video cars and 8 Gig Ram. Runs cooler and quieter than top of line G5 PPC machines. Also about 4 times faster.