Mac Pro - Size (doesn't!) matter

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kirkbross, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    I don't understand the obsession with making a "desktop" as small as humanly possible. The new Mac Pro is not a laptop. It is not a mobile device. I can understand possible desk real estate concerns if the new Mac Pro were larger than the current model, but c'mon folks, this is not a Tetris competition of how to fit a given amount of shapes into the smallest possible volume.

    Why so small that heat is probably going to be an issue, no matter how cool the new thermal core design is? Heat is always considered in computer design, yet we still ended up with laptops that burned peoples' laps.

    Naturally, it might all be fine, the proof will be in the pudding. It just seems that a few inches here or there doesn't matter for desk / office real estate, but can make a big difference for heat dissipation.
     
  2. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

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    It makes a difference to me. In our studio our current Mac Pro is located under the desk. We constantly bump knees into it. Making it smaller will alleviate that.

    On occasion we need to leave the studio and do a live recording. It's not frequent enough to justify running and maintaining a portable machine, so we usually just bring our racks and our current Mac Pro and set up shop. A smaller lighter unit will make that easier.
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Viral marketing for the new Mac Pro on NYC subway

    Is this the right size>
     

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  4. tjlazer macrumors member

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    Haha now that would be a MAC PRO!!! 32 cores with 128GB RAM, and user upgradable parts. LOL :confused: :apple: :p
     
  5. BJonson macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, you could shove a 2-stroke honda engine in there and get some serious fans going.
     

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