Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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... and as usual
by deathshadow on Tue 11th Jun 2013 22:39 UTC
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Apple wouldn't know proper cooling of components if it stripped naked, painted itself purple and hopped up on a table to sing "Oh look at what a big cooling fan I am"

They have the cojones to brag about sharing an ALUMINUM heatsink with everything? REALLY?!? I haven't seen anything this stupid since the original toilet seat iBooks that put insulating foam around a 500mhz G3 and underclocked it 50% so as to avoid having a fan (and use PC66 instead of PC100 RAM to then charge PC133 prices) -- which was fun when they burned a hole clear through the dialup adapter.

... and of course sharing heat between all parts will SO increase the product life, particularly heating up the ones that aren't even doing anything.

Call me when they increase the space inside it 50%, switch to copper, isolate the cooling from each-other and allow the use of normal off the shelf parts... and allow airflow on the OTHER side of the boards so those caps don't start bulging and popping inside a year.

Just more of their artsy fartsy form over function, that's going to bite anyone DUMB ENOUGH to give them money right in the tuchas.

Yet another way for them to charge $10K for a $3K computer I guess...

Edited 2013-06-11 22:44 UTC

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