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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Thing is you probably don't give a cr*p about your workstation being small and quiet - and you have every right to not care about that

My computer is pretty damn quiet ;) In fact, I'd have to put my ear up to it just to hear it when the air conditioner is on in my apartment. If the AC is off, it emits a very faint hum. It isn't particularly small, but it is a desktop, so there's no need for it to be.

Now, I like the Macbook Air, and like a tablet, I can appreciate how thin and light they are, since most people carry them around. But my desktop PC sits on the floor beside my desk, so as long as it isn't HUGE, the size of it is irrelevant. Same with the monitor. Apple makes a huge deal about how thin their iMacs are, which leads me to believe that there must be some parts of the world that have really small desks. I could probably put 5 of those iMacs on my desk, one behind the other, and still have room for more, so I really don't know what all the fuss is about it being as thin as it is.

I guess my point is that with portable devices, I understand why size matters, because these things have to go into pockets, laptop bags, etc, and get lugged around. But a desktop? Unless you're constantly moving them from place to place, why do you give a shit how small they are, or what the damn case looks like? The case could be orange for all I care. I don't even care what shape it is, as long as it does what a case is supposed to do, can house standard peripherals, and the top of it is flat, so I can put stuff on it, like DVDs or whatever.

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