Penryn Mac Pros

I'm excited! Apple's updated the Mac Pro (and the Xserve) to use Intel's new quad-core Xeon processors. The updated Mac Pro default configuration now comes with two quad-core Xeons (for eight cores total) for $2799. That's an insane amount of processing power for the price! Apple's including more RAM (2GB 800MHz DDR2) and a better video card (ATI HD 2600XT), too.

With this update I think the Mac Pro will continue to dominate the top positions in the Geekbench Browser for some time to come.

John Poole is the founder of Primate Labs and lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Deborah. You can find John on Twitter or .