Mac Pro 5.1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Pika, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Pika macrumors 68000

    Pika

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    If the MacBook Pro 5.1 as a redesigned body...
    Then the mac pro 5.1 will have a redesigned body.

    I believe that the next Mac Pro update, Apple will totally redesign the Mac Pro because it seams that they do this every 5 minor updates on their machines.

    Right now, there's the Mac Pro 4.1 with the Nehalem microarchitecture & the same old Power Mac G5 look and i think it's time for apple to change look.

    Do you think that the next Mac Pro update will have a new look?
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    I doubt it. They've just redesigned the insides of the cases completely and made a few external modifications. The next Mac Pro update will likely just be faster processors or more cores.
     
  3. mackmack macrumors member

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    They could but I don't know where they'd go with the design. The cheese grater needs to stay to keep the airflow up and the case quiet. They already have the best looking/organized case period on the market. It's built like a rock. What more can you ask for (other than additional ports on the back)? :D
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If Apple went by that model of updating the design ever 5 models, the Mac Pro 1,1 should have had a new case design. This is because there had been 5 models of the PowerMac that had the same case as the Mac Pro. (I don't really count adding a second optical drive and changing the power supply an updated design) And also with the MacBook Pro 1,1 and the MacBook 1,1. (I'm sure you get the point, I wouldn't believe that Apple would fall into a predictable cycle of updated designs)
     
  5. Abidubi macrumors 6502

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    The outter design did not change but the interior changed 1000%. Power supply when from floor to top rear, HDs moved down and are now 4 in line, CPUs went from back to front, memory went from on the wall to risers.

    The only change with this version was staggering the CPUs and putting everything on a tray. I think there will be a more significant change soon, but not a crazy new look. Maybe the dimensions will change.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I consider a new design to be exterior rather than interior. Such as I'm sure that the interior of the PowerBook changed when it transitioned into the MacBook Pro, but I don't consider that to be a new design. A design change IMO is something that I will see when I look at the computer, not a change of what I won't notice (most of the time).
     
  7. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    if not anything else because its too small to put 12 memory slots for nehalem in it.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They didn't do it this time when they needed to to not gimp us on the logic board spec.

    Therefore, they won't do it.
     
  9. inigel macrumors regular

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    The tower is perfect as it is. Looks good on the outside, been re-designed internally several times already. I think they picked a good design when they released the G5 years ago.
     
  10. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Or they could see feedback and add more memory slots next time perhaps requiring a larger case :rolleyes:
     

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