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Apple Unveils New Mac Pro

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During the Worldwide Developer Convention (WWDC) this Monday, Apple presented its radically redesigned Mac Pro which represents a complete and long overdue departure from the shapes, sizes and general design language of its workstations. Personally I can not decide which is the most striking visual aspect of the new Mac Pro, the truly tiny size of this multi-GPU powerhouse, or its curiously cylindrical shape. Alas, my true curiosity lies with the cooling solutions employed by the designers to address the inevitable heat issues associated with densely packing such potent hardware. The monolithic appearance of the Mac Pro is interrupted only by a cutout in the cover that allows access to the back panel, where the entire I/O interface is located. Apart from the usual suspects (USB, RJ45, etc), the user is presented with no less than six Thunderbolt 2 ports, which some might find problematic considering they constitute the entire expansion potential of the new Mac Pro.

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Wow this is such an awesome showcase of engineering ability.

I'm actually curious to see how the cooling module performs :toast:

will make use of the new 12 core Ivy Bridge-EP processors launching in Q3 as well
Can't wait, let's hope this means more cores for HEDT too. Six cores has been a stale number for too much.
 
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I don't get it, apple not square with round corners? but i like it, even not apple fan.
 
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Let nobody say Apple's cutting corners with this one.

And if it makes coffee too, I'm putting my money down right away.
 

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I don't get it, apple not square with round corners? but i like it, even not apple fan.
LOL, but they would of put pendents this too now :(. Yeah gotta like the idea at the very least.. If the cooling does work well like it is i wounder if SONY\MS thought about doing it as it is pretty dam cool.

Still would not buy one lol, to me it's just more money spent to do the same thing.
 
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.........ok 2 points for apple here :rockout: I can see it now... dominate your work space with subtle style and trumpet your manliness with this large black phallus of a desktop!!!!
 

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First time I saw picture of this thing, looked like a very nicely engineered trash can. :laugh: :slap:
 
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Make the shape unconventional for a computer, make it stainless steel and you have people wanting one.
 

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I can't wait for this thing to go under iFixit's knife.
 
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Without the glass shroud, it kind of looks like R2-D2.

Just needs some wheels.
 
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If this is the Mac that's being manufactured in the US it's going to be expensive as hell.

And I'll probably buy one, because it's made in the US.
 
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The Mac Pro will be launched in Q3 and will make use of the new 12 core Ivy Bridge-EP processors launching in Q3 as well.
Do they mean true 12 core, and presumably 24 threads with Hyper-threading? Or just 6 core, and 12 threads?
 

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1985 just called, It was Cray research on the line, they would like thier design elements back.
1980 just called. It was IBM on the line. They would like to point out that businesses aren't going to like a computer that is extremely expensive and virtually unserviceable.

1997 just called. It was Apple's broken self on the line. They would like to remind Apple about the last time they didn't compete with their business-friendly brethren.

2005 just called. It was Apple whom just had an epiphany. They discovered using business-friendly parts (namely, the change to Intel x86) was a boon for sales. Past Apple would just like to remind present Apple of that.


I just called and I want to fax you an image:
 

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2009 just called, it's 4Chan on the line. It wants its meme back.
 

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One question: how many hard drives does it hold?

I'm assuming it has an external power supply (brick) too.
 

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Apple's strategy is to give Mac Pro just system storage, and make you buy overpriced Thunderbolt-based external storage. I expect this thing to, at some point, use NGFF SSD sticks that do 1.8 GB/s.

It uses an internal PSU. Look at that 3-pin AC receptacle.
 
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Mac is goin for the phallus styling
 

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Apple's strategy is to give Mac Pro just system storage, and make you buy overpriced Thunderbolt-based external storage. I expect this thing to, at some point, use NGFF SSD sticks that do 1.8 GB/s.
:shadedshu All I can think about here is the "Lightning Port." I really hope consumers wake up to Apple's schemes.

It uses an internal PSU. Look at that 3-pin AC receptacle.
:slap: I just saw that. I'm really skeptical about it's output, durability, and efficiency. It definitely doesn't look like something that can be easily replaced.
 
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As a hater of Apple, I have to admit that this things looks really cool. It might be my first Apple product if it's not $5000 and can run windows so I can game on it :)
 
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The world's fastest trash can.
 

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The world's fastest trash can.
It could even be called a garbage disposal. It has a fan in that that could be used to grind of the trash. World most expensive and quick paper shredder.
 

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#25
Watch out guys! Apples about to patent a cylinder and sue every pipe manufacture out there.

One question: how many hard drives does it hold?

I'm assuming it has an external power supply (brick) too.
None, it's an apple product.

Oh, was that a serious question? I thought there was a punch line.