The new Mac Pro: You have to see to believe (pictures)
Apple brings a radical new look to the Mac Pro in its 2013 edition. It's a tall black cylinder -- but much smaller than the high-end tower it replaces.
The new Mac Pro
Although Apple unveiled the radically designed Mac Pro earlier in 2013 during the Worldwide Developers Conference, CNET got a closer look at the computer during Apple's October keynote in San Francisco. The powerful desktop, with its new cylindrical design, will be available on a still-unspecified date in December, starting at $2,999.
Editors' note: This slideshow was originally published June 10, 2013. It has now been updated with information from Apple's October 22 event.
The new Mac Pro is built for Apple's "most advanced users," according to Apple executive Phil Schiller. It's Apple's fastest and most expandable device, and the company calls this device the future of the pro-level desktop, emphasizing its use in high-end movie and music production.
There, you'll find six Thunderbolt 2 ports, including one from a built-in HDMI output. The machine is reportedly very quiet, with minimal fan noise, which Apple compares to the sound level of a Mac Mini desktop.