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anti-microsoft
Mar 27, 2007, 07:46 AM
an 8-core Mac Pro, Small and compact no fans...
Wouldn't it be nice?



mattscott306
Mar 27, 2007, 07:50 AM
You seem to have alot of wishes (iPrinter, Cube, etc)... and no it wouldn't be nice.

Scarlet Fever
Mar 27, 2007, 07:55 AM
i very highly doubt there is any way of having a small, 8 core machine with no fans.

A small machine with no fans; yep
A small 8 core machine; it wouldn't last long
An oct-core fan-less machine; it'd be damn big.

it would be nice, but so would an Aston Martin DB9 which doesn't ever run out of fuel.

princealfie
Mar 27, 2007, 08:14 AM
Let's hope not. I wouldn't want the cube to catch on fire, would you?

papadopolis1024
Mar 27, 2007, 08:51 AM
and it would also act as a heater in the winter. GOD i love apples inovation!

and looks like you have been watching those vids on youtube...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohUfPtBxqrw

eluk
Mar 27, 2007, 11:53 AM
2025 for the release of an equivalent. :)

Released second Tuesday in April.

Dreadnought
Mar 27, 2007, 04:21 PM
Put 4 Mini's on each other and you have your 8 core cube!

papadopolis1024
Mar 27, 2007, 11:16 PM
Put 4 Mini's on each other and you have your 8 core cube!

That would be a tower not a cube

Sun Baked
Mar 27, 2007, 11:19 PM
Let's hope not. I wouldn't want the cube to catch on fire, would you?

You could probably cook cupcakes in the drive bays. ;)

And keep your coffee warm on the CD trays.

Luis
Mar 27, 2007, 11:25 PM
The ultimate camping accesory!

Think different: a super computer and a stove at the same time!

synth3tik
Mar 27, 2007, 11:43 PM
YAY for the cube, or someting:p

Dreadnought
Mar 28, 2007, 03:04 AM
That would be a tower not a cubeThe original cube was also a tower with the plexiglass

Jasonbot
Mar 28, 2007, 05:34 AM
2025 for the release of an equivalent. :)

Released second Tuesday in April.

I disagree, I can see this coming next tuesday:p

cube
Mar 28, 2007, 07:03 AM
4-core possible with Agena and fan.

Spock
Mar 28, 2007, 07:48 AM
The ultimate camping accesory!

Think different: a super computer and a stove at the same time!

"And while i have been showing you demos of the new cube, I have also been keeping my coffee warm!" "woo"

dmw007
Mar 28, 2007, 08:12 AM
While I would like to see a Mac Pro Cube released, I seriously doubt that it would have 8 cores, not for now anyway. :o :)

bmat
Mar 28, 2007, 09:03 AM
I don't understand why people want pro cubes. Do people want to transport them somewhere? I assume most people have their Mac Pros driving large monitors, so the size issue seems somewhat odd to me. I can understand slightly smaller (perhaps slimmer), but the size never bothers me.

eluk
Mar 28, 2007, 12:06 PM
I disagree, I can see this coming next tuesday:p

Wow! You've got me excited now. :apple:

dornoforpyros
Mar 28, 2007, 02:52 PM
I don't understand why people want pro cubes. Do people want to transport them somewhere? I assume most people have their Mac Pros driving large monitors, so the size issue seems somewhat odd to me. I can understand slightly smaller (perhaps slimmer), but the size never bothers me.

I think it just has to do with the wow factor really. I mean the g4 cubes with the old plastic cinema displays looked pretty damned slick!

twoodcc
Mar 29, 2007, 10:50 AM
i would love to see a new cube.....and we know that Steve likes the cubes....but i doubt it will happen, and if it did, it'd have fans (even though Steve doesn't like fans either)

mrgreen4242
Mar 29, 2007, 11:03 AM
i would love to see a new cube.....and we know that Steve likes the cubes....but i doubt it will happen, and if it did, it'd have fans (even though Steve doesn't like fans either)

Apple could probably build a fanless cube with mini internals. The low energy use drives cut down on heat, the integrated GPU makes little heat, the external PSU helps a ton. They might have to switch to a slower, ultra low voltage CPU core, though. But in a larger case like the cube there would be room for larger heatsinks and some more airflow, so it'd likely work.

It'd be a cool machine, though. Likely expensive, and more of a novelty than an improvement on anything they are selling now...

Sweetfeld28
Mar 29, 2007, 11:23 AM
I Love the idea of a cube, but i don't see it coming out any time soon. I do think Apple still needs a Mid-range tower/cube. I just hope that if they ever decide to make a revision of the G4 Cube, that they do it using the same kind of hardware [full-sized HD, upgradeable Video card, etc.]

nxent
Mar 29, 2007, 11:57 AM
it's a novel idea,, but even if they did release the cube again, it'd run into the same problems as it's predecessor- spending so much for a machine that doesn't come with a monitor. tho it would be fun to try to build one... and watch it catch fire.

Mgkwho
Mar 30, 2007, 04:13 PM
How much room is there in the current MacPros?

-=|Mgkwho

mrgreen4242
Mar 30, 2007, 04:46 PM
How much room is there in the current MacPros?

-=|Mgkwho

Lots, those things are huge!