New face on new PowerMac?

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  1. OSUbuckeyefan macrumors regular

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    I just checked the apple website and the face of the new powermac appears to have the chrome trim removed. Thank god, lol
     
  2. flanders macrumors member

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    is it just me or did all the chrome disappear in favour of something a bit less "shiny?" Kinda looks like brushed metal now...am i going nuts?
     
  3. nicely macrumors member

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  4. DaedalusDE macrumors regular

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    If you click on the picture on the main page and look at the picture of the opened dual optical drives, the chrome comes back... ITS MAGIC!!!!
     
  5. OSUbuckeyefan thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i see it.

    I wonder what they actually look like then. Chrome or no chrome...?
     
  6. solvalou macrumors newbie

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    In the flesh they are EXTREMELY shiny.......and pretty good looking IMHO
     
  7. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    it's probably just lighting and what they had it facing
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    they are effectively mirrors - the shiny silvery plastic. I'm not a big fan of them. And in the airvents on the front - the inside is also the mirrored plastic surface.

    Apple's pics were professionally taken in a studio with complimentary lighting, so you don't see the reflections.

    D
     
  9. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    No, is not that, they changed it, chrome plastic gets dirty with the finger tips, besides it doesn't support the color well.

    I like the new material better, it is more simple.
     
  10. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    In person they are very shiny. like mirrors. and the inside of the vents at the bottom are also mirrored. weird.
     
  11. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    hmmmm... when i saw them in CompUSA the other day, they were chrometastically shiny, but the front page of apple has always had the same picture, it's just that it would look slightly odd if there was some photographer in the reflections of the brand new powermac on the main page.
     
  12. iJon macrumors 604

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    powermac

    i have one of the new ones. looks exactly like the back of the ipods.

    iJon
     
  13. Macwizzard macrumors member

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    those things

    Are those four little things on the front there for any particular reason other than to be looked at? stupid question, but I NEED TO KNOW!
     
  14. onemoof macrumors member

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    This computer should be called the "Power Mac ƒ-series" because it has a built-in makeup mirror for females. The lower drive door is also a useful compartment to store all of the eye liner and lipstick.
     
  15. onemoof macrumors member

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    Re: those things

    The four holes on the front are necessary for air intake. The fan pulls air in from the front and disperses it through the interior and out the "speed holes" on the back. This computer has the most "speed holes" I've ever seen.
     
  16. vniow macrumors G4

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    Don't forget about us Drag Princesses. :D
     
  17. bobindashadows macrumors 6502

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    chrome, at least in the nearby reseller...
     
  18. Macwizzard macrumors member

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    thanks

    I thought that, but just needed to know.

    Would you consider this the holeist system in existence?
     
  19. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: those things

    i took a good long look at the new PM yesterday and if you look up into the vent holes in the front there are mirrors in there. i think they would get alot more airflow if they were just holes. but this is Apple, so form over function is no surprise.
     
  20. moby1 macrumors 6502

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    It's like a vanity mirror.

    ...stopped by the Apple Store tonight, had my camera with me.
     
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    If you stick your finger up those holes it's cold!

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. ddtlm macrumors 65816

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    Noisy? That sucks. Why the hell did they redesign it if they have exactly the same problems as before? So it can carry one more hard disk and replaces the zip with a 5.25" bay. Woopie.

    And no they did not design that heatsink+fan for the upcoming IBM chip... it would be rediculous to make an oversized heatsink for months and months just because some day they intend to use it in a new model. They could have easily kept making Quicksilvers till that day and saved a bundle. ...Not to mention that the Power4-based chips will certainly not be compatible with the daugtercard Apple is currently using, and not compatible with the motherboard either.

    In my humble opinion, if this new case is as loud as the last one than Apple has wasted their money making it.
     

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