Mac Pro lookalike PC on Indiegogo!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Middleman-77, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Middleman-77 macrumors member

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  2. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

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    Wow.

    That has got to be one of the ugliest computers I have ever seen (if you can even call it that, all I see is 3D renderings and overextended promises).

    I'm also wondering how they intend to pull that off in $100K, unless they're using off the shelf components for the motherboard.

    -SC
     
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    ditto
     
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  5. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, is it wrong that I can see someone ordering a Ed Hardy edition of this?

    Loving that it's only at $50.00 of its funding goal.
     
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  7. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

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    This is truly ugly. Do people really want a cylindrical computer that badly? Thanks to the flat nature of PC parts, you can actually save space and fit just as much stuff (my making a cuboid shape inside the footprint of this enclosure) or jam it even fuller by making a cuboid shape that would encapsulate this enclosure. I'd prefer the latter, myself.
     
  8. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    I can appreciate the material choices, but the end product looks cobbed together. Honestly I really don't see the appeal of making a cylinder-shaped computer anyway.
     
  9. fuchsdh macrumors 6502a

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    Well the novel design of the Mac Pro is for a reason—it's how it can be powerful AND cool AND quiet.

    But yeah I don't see how you could achieve anything approaching the same level without the same modification of components Apple achieved.

    I think there's some things I like about the look, including its more bespoke appearance. I can think of plenty more plastic and metal PCs I would throw into the fire before this one.

    As for the whole idea—anyone who says "the first truly customizable PC" as their tagline seems to have a disconnect with the reality of the world.
     
  10. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe, I guess, but based on owner complaints it doesn't seem all that quiet. It could still be cool and quiet using multiple heat sinks with the same hardware and, I dunno, give users a second internal storage bay or something. That would go against their current "everything is a non-user-serviceable disposable luxury appliance" direction, though. I expect that the next version of the nMP will have soldered RAM in configurations of 16, 32, and 64GB.
     
  11. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    This. The Mac Pro is not a design crying out to be emulated.
     
  12. fuchsdh macrumors 6502a

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    I will take that bet.
     
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  14. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's not an actual bet. It's a character of what I believe their overall direction to be. They do seem to be running out of Macs to solder the RAM onto, though.
     

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