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January 14, 2014

‘Dangerous’ Apple Mac Pro allowed in UK after sales ban lifted

New Mac Pro now meets European safety standards.

By Ben Sullivan

Almost a year after it was banned in Europe, Apple’s newest version of its Mac Pro computer has been approved for sale.

Last year’s version of the high-end workstation was banned on the 18th February because the International Electrotechnical Commission had decided it failed several aspects regarding safety.

According to the report, exposed fans and dodgy electrical ports led to the ban across the EU.

However, eager customers in the UK have noted that the new version is now available to order, with a shipping time looking to be around February.

The new version boasts up to 64GB of DDR3 ECC memory and two AMD Radeon Firepro GPUs, with up to 6GB of GDDR5 video memory altogether.

Apple claims the new Mac Pro is "built for creativity on an epic scale," and all of that power is packed into just a 5KG, 25 x 16cm cylinder.

The 6-core version is configurable to 3.9GHz 8-core processor with 25MB L3 cache or 2.7GHz 12-core processor with 30MB L3 cache.

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The quad-core model will set you back a modest £2,499 where as the 6-core model a measly £3,299.

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