The Ultimate Mac Pro Quiz

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When was Apple Computer, Inc., started?

Apple was founded April 1, 1976.

Who of the following is one of the founders of Apple Computer, Inc.?

Apple Computer, Inc., was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, though Wayne cashed out his 10 percent share after less than two weeks.

Who is the target audience for the Mac Pro?

While the average home user might be intrigued by the Mac Pro, it's targeted to graphics professionals and folks who want speed for speed's sake.

What does NOT come standard with the Mac Pro computer?

Surprise! There's no monitor in that box.

How many USB ports does the Mac Pro have on its tower?

There are two ports on the front panel and three on the back; two more ports are included in the keyboard.

What's the hottest temperature the Mac Pro can safely be stored at?

Turns out the Mac Pro's pretty good at taking the heat. But, if you do happen to live in the desert, make sure you turn on the air conditioner in the summer.

What's the coldest temperature at which you can operate a Mac Pro?

The Mac Pro doesn't like working in the cold any more than you do, so make sure the room is a comfortable temperature before you turn on the computer.

What's the maximum operating altitude for a Mac Pro?

The Mac Pro's probably a bit too heavy to take to Mount Everest, so it's just as well that its maximum operating altitude is 10,000 feet.

About how much does the 8-Core Mac Pro weigh?

The baseline 8-Core model weighs in at slightly more than 41 pounds (18.4 kilograms) -- that's about the same weight as five newborn babies!

What product line did the Mac Pro replace?

Prior to the Mac Pro, the Power Mac was Apple's heavy-duty workstation computer.

What processor did Mac computers use before switching to x86 architecture?

The Mac Pro was the final Apple product to switch over to Intel's x86 line, marking the end of the PowerPC era.

Which of the following is NOT a nickname for one of the Intel processors used in the most recent Mac Pro?

While all three have been used by Intel, only Nehalem and Westmere are found inside the current Mac Pros. Intel takes its nicknames from cities, states, rivers and lakes in the region where each product was developed or built.

The Mac Pro is a UNIX-based system. What does UNIX stand for?

Who knew "uniplexed" was a word? The original acronym was UNICS, which eventually got shortened to UNIX.

How much storage can a Mac Pro accommodate?

A built-to-order Mac Pro can be configured with a number of different storage combinations, but the maximum amount possible is 8TB.

What metal is the Mac Pro's outer casing constructed of?

The Mac Pro's casing is made out of aluminum, so once the computer has reached the end of its life, it can be recycled.

What is NOT found anywhere in the Mac Pro?

PVCs and BFRs are both considered hazardous substances and have been taken out of the Mac Pro.

What's the Magic Mouse?

Apple's Magic Mouse is a multitouch tool designed to use gestures instead of traditional mouse navigation. Plus, it's wireless.

How much is the Mac Pro Server starting price?

Priced at $2,999, the starting package for the Mac Pro Server includes one 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor, 8GB of memory, and two 1TB hard drives.

How many displays can you hook up to the base Mac Pro models at one time?

The baseline models can support three displays, but you can get up to six if you install two additional graphics cards.

What is Time Capsule?

Similar to a real time capsule you'd store objects in, Time Capsule is a Mac Pro accessory to back up all your files for safe keeping.

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Do you already have an iPhone or iPad? Do you lie awake at night, wishing to expand your Apple acquisitions to include a top-of-the-line Mac Pro computer? Take this quiz to see how much you know about this powerful processor.

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