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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RE: ... and as usual
by Neolander on Wed 12th Jun 2013 06:33 UTC in reply to "... and as usual"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

I thought something similar as well, when looking at the whole airflow concept. It decidedly had an Apple III feel to it, no matter how much care they took polishing the shape of every blade of that lone fan...

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RE[2]: ... and as usual
by tylerdurden on Wed 12th Jun 2013 22:52 in reply to "RE: ... and as usual"
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2009-03-17

There is a method to the madness.

Aluminum is a "poorer" conductor of heat than cooper, however it can dissipate the heat it absorbs better (due to the specific heat/capacity characteristics of both materials). So the architecture of the heatsink probably uses copper elements to interface with the chip dies, while the fins (the interface with the air flow) are made of aluminum.

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