Design inspiration for G5...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jMc, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. jMc
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    jMc

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  2. macrumors 6502

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    possibly...but i have a feeling it wasnt the inspiration as much as the solution that had just been around.

    those old transistors got hot so you had a well ventilated case. the G5 gets hot, so they use a similarly ventilated case:cool:
     
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    Hahaha!

    You crack me up, man!:D

    I actually don't see any resemblance at all, but you made me laugh out loud, so thanks!
     
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    Sorry but I am gonna have to go with:
    NO
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    The G5 case definitely has a retro look. And it DOES look thike these photos. :D Nice find, jMc.
     
  6. macrumors G3

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    I can see the similarity certainly, the venting obviously, but also the curvature of the form.

    if you look at the SB-301 (particularly on the right hand side) it shares similarities in form to the front top section of the G5.

    Personally when I first saw the G5, I immediately thought of the memory room for HAL in 2001, where Bowman begins to disconnect HAL's higher AI capabilities, the minimal metal look I think certainly played an influence, a similar aesthetic occurs in Apple's server range as well.
     
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    Watch out, Apple.

    Here comes a lawsuit...

    :)
     
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    -uhlawboi80

    Absolutely right. However, there is one key difference. The G5 has more than 58-116million more transistors.

    Boy. That puts it in perspective.
     
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    I have operated rigs like these, and I would say I'd rather stick with my Japanese solid state gear and have a G5 that looks like one!:D
     
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    Dont Hurt Me

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    there is a resemblence , i will admit i was a little disappointed at first seeing the new tower. it does look better in person but its still too big for me. It just has never brought out any emotion or feeling in me. imacs/cube and quicksilver all look so much cooler.
    guess there was no other way when are looking to cool 2 50 watt cpu's. 970fx is so badly needed.
     

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