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By Jason Snell for Macworld

The Mac Pro is an important symbol, but you probably shouldn’t buy it

The new Mac Pro is coming very, very soon—in the next couple of weeks, if we hold Apple to the astronomical definition of “coming this fall.” It’s safe to say that this is the most anticipated Mac in history—if only because its existence was pre-announced more than two and a half years ago, with the specifics following six months ago.

The Mac Pro is important and it’s platform defining. And unless you’re someone in the extreme high end of the Mac market, you will never use one. It’s a bundle of contradictions bult on a precision stainless steel space frame and sheathed in a machined aluminum housing.

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