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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    Well I didn't expect that

    Almost took it as some sort of joke at first...
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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    More pictures etc

    http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

    Just keep clicking.

    Personally think without the case it looks kind of cool, with it just looks very meh.

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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    What sort of price do you thnk it'll be? I think it looks very nice indeed but with a 12 core Xeon in it then it won't be cheap even by Apple standards.
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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    hmm intriguing but i have a feeling this is going to cost alot

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    Thumbs up Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    They're certainly 'thinking different', got to give Apple kudos for that (tho I bet someone can unearth a manufacturer who's done it already LOL)...

    Hope they don't price it into the stratosphere...
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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    It seems Apple has abandoned the 2C market in some ways and repositioned the Mac Pro more as a high end desktop it seems. I suppose the compact size and the use of external expanion would be OK in that situation.


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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    Really interesting design, reminds me of the old G4 Cube in a way.
    Cunning idea to have the cpu and both gpu's share the same heatsink by making it triangular, although I do wonder if it's going to be enough? (the G4 Cube was plagued with overheating issues)
    Also sticking a miniPCI-e SSD directly behind a gpu doesn't seem too healthy for heat issue ether.

    Wonder what the cost is going to be?

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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    Reminds me of a) a bin b) the piston steam box.

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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    Looks like something you would find on the Death Star

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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    I like the engineering more than the looks. I mean, it's a small black cylinder. But it has a pretty nifty cooling system and I'd like to see similar options available in a more flexible build.

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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    Expect expandabilty to be not available as standard!

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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    Oh god the Apple arrogance! Re A unified thermal core: "No computer has been built this way before." - how about the fanless media PCs that use heat pipes and the single PC case as a large heatsink (Zalman TNN-300 for example).

    So yeah, maybe the first computer designed to look like a bin. Grrrrrrr!

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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Expect expandabilty to be not available as standard!
    Plenty of Thunderbolt and USB ports for that.
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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Plenty of Thunderbolt and USB ports for that.
    Thunderbolt isn't a crutch for impractical hardware design. You can't, for example, add or replace CPUs and RAM with TB. You can't replace GPUs with TB. Adding a handful of hard drives will empty your wallet as well, since you have to get an expensive TB DAS to go with it.
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    Re: Apple introduces new Mac Pro

    I like it. But still laughed at this.
    http://i.imgur.com/efeaewy.png
    Society's to blame,
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