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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    would some front usb ports /power switch be too much to ask for so you dont have to keep groping round the back?
    I have a feeling apple will bring out a 'revolutionary' turntable style base just for this purpose! On a side note it does look impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by north-ict View Post
    I have a feeling apple will bring out a 'revolutionary' turntable style base just for this purpose! On a side note it does look impressive.
    specs sort of (lots of research let just shove an intel haswel and amd video card in it) design it reminds me of the old coke can hifi's you used to get just black

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    It's a very nice looking (and specced) piece of kit. My only gripe is the lack of onboard expansion/upgrade options. That and the price will be guaranteed to be almost terrifying - I would like to be proven wrong here tho.
    However I think this may be good in the fact that it will prompt the PC manufacturers to follow suite with similarly designed machines of their own at a far lower price, and looking at the reduction in size, yet increase in specs that Apple have come up with I have to doff my hat to them.

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    Japanese magazine 'MacPeople' used a 3D printer to make their own 1:1 scale Mac Pro.

    weekly.ascii.jp/elem/000/000/167/167080/













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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It's a very nice looking (and specced) piece of kit. My only gripe is the lack of onboard expansion/upgrade options. That and the price will be guaranteed to be almost terrifying - I would like to be proven wrong here tho.
    However I think this may be good in the fact that it will prompt the PC manufacturers to follow suite with similarly designed machines of their own at a far lower price, and looking at the reduction in size, yet increase in specs that Apple have come up with I have to doff my hat to them.
    I thought that was the whole point. Any upgrades have to be done externally via ethernet or thunderbolt. Excluding ram and swapping a pcie ssd flash board if you want more storage

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    The whole string of external devices we would need in our school programs makes these new machines un-usable for us ... not sure how it's going to work out but I know our school just bought several hundred top of the line Mac Pro towers to replace our older ones while we still can.

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    It burns....

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    Seems more details are available now, and most of it looks impressive. Only thing I'm kinda surprised at is the limited RAM. 64GB maximum in a workstation is pretty low.

    I can understand why, due to the form-factor, but still. 64GB RAM for a machine which can run 3 4K screens. If the 'Pro buying' market (eg. video editors and the like) were to look at it, it won't be enough for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by north-ict View Post
    I have a feeling apple will bring out a 'revolutionary' turntable style base just for this purpose! On a side note it does look impressive.
    Great idea - can use this along with thunderbolt connectors at the bottom almost like a cordless kettle to make them work in parallel etc

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    Well I'm just glad to see that they have finally got some decent air vents, instead of the crap ones at the back, I have a 2011 MBP and it overheats like mad even on a desk in a air conditioned server room!! oh and apparently, according to Apple nothing is wrong with it......

    Why the hell is there a HDMI socket on it now, that could easily have been used for something better like another USB socket or something!

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    Its about time someone moved away from the box design of computers.

    Well done to Apple for being so pioneering as always.

    This thing has power and beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerk View Post
    The whole string of external devices we would need in our school programs makes these new machines un-usable for us ... not sure how it's going to work out but I know our school just bought several hundred top of the line Mac Pro towers to replace our older ones while we still can.
    You're school purchased several HUNDRED top of the line Mac Pros?? What in the world do you use them for? You must have an IT budget that would get some countries out of debt.

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    Ooh, shiny!


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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Its about time someone moved away from the box design of computers.

    Well done to Apple for being so pioneering as always.

    This thing has power and beauty!
    *holding back giggles* next you'll tell us Columbus discovered America!

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    Don't get me wrong it is a great design, small, compact etc but I will miss the slot loading metal trays to put the hard drives inside the older style mac pro's

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