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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by edesignuk, Jul 29, 2008.
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Removes me of another Apple portable...
They probably weigh about the same, but mine runes on batteries.
It should really have a desk and chair fold out of it.
What? No espresso machine? Come on!
you mean no microwave?!?
That thing's a mother
dual rack mounted mac pros = NIN portability.
THIS TRAVEL BOX SHALL BE THE MOTHER TO MY CHILDREN
Except those are Power Macs
and they're not really "rack mounted," either.
photo was taken in 2006, I'm sure they are pros now.
uh, how is that not rack mounted? they are both foamed in.
Because "rack mount" is a specific hardware description. Take a look at the Apple X-server's specs:
* Fits EIA-310-D-compliant, industry-standard four-post racks and cabinets: 19 inches wide, 24 to 36 inches deep
* Front-to-back cooling for rack enclosure
* Support for square-hole racks or threaded racks based on mounting kit selection
There's the standard definition of a rack.
Something that's rack-mounted is either screwed into a 19" rack, or it's on rails in that rack so it can slide out.
Believe me, guy, I've been around plenty of rack mounted equipment -- computers, audio, video. Rack mount is rack mount, and sitting in foam isn't rack mounting.
But if you don't believe me, then follow this link:
For the more budget-minded..
While incomparable in terms of elegance, I've personally hauled my Mac Pro and 24 and 30" monitors (Dells, sadly) around the world in suitcases, wrapped once in plastic and then jeans. I had to pull the drives, video card and memory risers out of the Pro to come in under the luggage allowance for a single bag. The only casualty was the removed stand on my 24" monitor. The Metal base snapped, astonishingly, but everything works. I had a wooden base cut to shape for $2 here in India My son later killed 6-8 pixels on my 30" presumably by swinging a stick toward it.
So yeah, suitcases are ideally shaped and when packed tight with clothes provide great protection. Not that the Mac Pro is particularly fragile
The biggest hassle I had with the 30" was the left-luggage counter in Germany - tight security there! It looks very high-tech in the XRAY machine. I felt pretty hesitant to leave the suitcase there for 4 days, knowing that the two employees knew precisely what I had in my bags.
If I was on a budget and wanted something very durable. I would invest in a Pelican case.
But I would still be afraid after the airlines get there hands on the case and toss it around a few times. The risers or graphics card may snap off....
I know what you mean. I always remember the old Samsonite commercials. "Ape squad" pounding, throwing, ... the crap out of your luggage.
Yes, I would like to put some sensors in a case (Like those sensors they use to crash test cars). I am willing to bet our cases take more damage from the handlers, then from turbulence.
People have some custom ones like that made for photography.
Basically a heavy duty table with heavy duty lockable wheels. Mount mac Pro. Mount Cinema Display on a heavy duty display arm.
Some rental houses even rent them, nothing as huge as the thing on top, but will work.
3 axis LVDT setup attached to a data logger.