Apple's Mac Pro has been updated and is available in two standard models: a 4-core desktop with a single 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor with 8MB shared L3 cache, 6GB of RAM and a starting price of $2499; a 12-core model with two 2.4GHz Intel Xeon 6-core processors with 12MB shared L3 cache per processor, 12GB of RAM and a starting price of $3799. Both models still have a 1TB hard drive, an 18x double-layer SuperDrive and ATI Radeon HD 5770 video with 1GB of GDDR5 memory. Both allow for optional 8TB of storage (four 2TB Serial ATA 2Gb/s hard drives) or 512GB solid-state drives (up to four), or any combination of solid-state and hard drives. They also include a Mini DisplayPort and a DVI port to support the 24-inch and 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Displays, the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display or other DVI-based displays. For more information or to purchase the upgraded Mac Pro, call QuadStar at 440-546-9911 or email us.
Apple has announced new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air laptops.
At a starting price of $999, the new 11-inch MacBook Air has a 1.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz with 3MB shared L3 cache), 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory, a built to order option of 8GB of onboard memory and 64GB or 128GB of flash storage. It also has an Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor. Battery life is estimated at 5 hours.
At a starting price of $1,199, the new 13-inch MacBook Air has a 1.8GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz with 4MB shared L3 cache), 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory, a built-to-order option of 8GB of onboard memory and 128GB or 256GB of flash storage. It also has an Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor. Battery life is estimated at 7 hours.
Both models include a Thunderbolt port, two USB 3.0 ports, a 720p FaceTime HD camera, a multi-touch trackpad, a full size backlit keyboard and an LED backlit glossy widescreen display. The 13-inch model also includes an SD card slot.
For more information about the new MacBook Air or to determine if a MacBook Air purchase would be the best choice for you, call QuadStar at 440-546-9911 or email us.
The xMac Mini Server, by Sonnet, is a PCIe 2.0 expansion system/1U rackmount enclosure, which gives added connectivity and capabilities to the Mac mini (notice the Mac mini inside the enclosure). It has diverse PCIe card support, includes a replaceable power supply and fans and has built-in cable management features. It supports Fibre channel, 10GB Ethernet, pro video capture and playout, SAS/SATA RAID controllers, pro audio and other PCIe cards. The xMac Mini Server supports Thunderbolt expansion and allows for daisy chain connections of additional Thunderbolt devices through the second Thunderbolt port. The Thunderbolt cable is not included but can be purchased from QuadStar for $49. It is compatible with Thunderbolt-equipped Mac minis running 10.6.8 or greater. For more information or to purchase the xMac Mini Server, priced at $1,295, call QuadStar at 440-546-9911
The LaCie Rugged Safe Hard Disk has an all-point data protection system which keeps your data protected both physically and securely with a powerful encryption algorithm. The design, created by designer Neil Poulton, is one of the toughest, strongest and most secure hard disks on the market. It has internal anti-shock rubber bumpers, a shock-resistant external rubber sleeve and a scratch-protected aluminum shell case. The biometric authentication technology guarantees total protection with fingerprint access. You can have up to ten different users with customized access privileges. It also features FireWire 400/800 and USB 2.0 connectivity. For more information or to purchase a LaCie Rugged Safe Hard Disk, priced at $169 for the 500GB HDD, $269 for the 1TB HDD and $629 for the 250GB SSD, call QuadStar at 440-546-9911
The iQ SCB Sync Station can connect up to 16 iPads, syncing them simultaneously and charging them all at a full 2.1 amp rate in the same time that it takes to charge one single iPad. When connecting the Sync Station to a Mac through iTunes, you can sync applications, books, music, podcasts and movies to all 16 iPad devices at one time. Multiple Sync Stations can also be connected to a USB Hub to increase the number of iPads synced simultaneously. This is an ideal productivity tool for business and education. For more information or to purchase the iQ SCB Sync Station, priced at $1,199, call QuadStar at 440-546-9911