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post #1 of 243
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Most people seem to think apple will do a case redesign, with their WWDC professional desktops. Will apple simply improve on the current design, as in thinner/smaller etc. or should we expect a completely new approach to the overall design of their next pro desktops. Let's give those people a chance to show us what apple might do! Post your mock-ups of the new "ProfessionalMac" here in this thread. (and yes I know there is another desktop thread, but that is focused on ports, and the internal aspects, this thread is purely for aesthetics)



This is apple's current professional desktop case design:

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post #2 of 243
i think apple will go back to the on the side desktop approach. So it will look like an george foreman grill!

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Perhaps you mean aesthetics?



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Originally posted by fooey
i think apple will go back to the on the side desktop approach. So it will look like an george foreman grill!


that looks like a giant robotic frog!!

in addition to grilling i hope it syncs with .mac and itunes!!!!!!!!!
post #5 of 243
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i think apple will go back to the on the side desktop approach. So it will look like an george foreman grill!



Oooh I don't know I think there might be a heat issue.
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Oooh I don't know I think there might be a heat issue.

the heat will be transferred through the patented iSteak or iBurger
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the heat will be transferred through the patented iSteak or iBurger

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post #8 of 243
yes, but the thermal grease will give you clogged arteries.


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the heat will be transferred through the patented iSteak or iBurger

Just don't apply too much thermal ketchup or you might have a problem.
post #10 of 243
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Originally posted by fooey
the heat will be transferred through the patented iSteak or iBurger

Apple already produce an iGrill with the MBP.
post #11 of 243
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Originally posted by monkeyastronaut
that looks like a giant robotic frog!!


Wow this thread went down the swanny very quickly?
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post #12 of 243
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Apple already produce an iGrill with the MBP.

i like to think of it as an iHotwaterbottle in the nz winter
post #13 of 243
You guys are lame

;^p
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You guys are lame

;^p

iLame? No way!
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iLame? No way!

Way!

Totally!

Dude

Lame
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post #16 of 243
as if!


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WTF? Where are the mockups this thread purportedly promises??? GRRR
post #18 of 243
iLaugh!

Really, the thing looks like it's ready to spit after it burns your DVD. Pun intended.

 

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post #19 of 243
For serious,

I don't have photoshop, and if I did I'd be completely unable to use it (I do CAD for a living, not art, hehehe)

So will all you artistic folks indulge my fantasies and mock up something pretty? I've got hopes to get up here.

Thanks,

-Zhero
post #20 of 243
If I don't see a serious attempt at a mockup by tomorrow morning, I'll be locking this thread.
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post #21 of 243
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If I don't see a serious attempt at a mockup by tomorrow morning, I'll be locking this thread.

Anybody have the iKey?
post #22 of 243
Originally posted by audiopollution
If I don't see a serious attempt at a mockup by tomorrow morning, I'll be locking this thread.






post #23 of 243
Officially "Worst Mockup Ever"

post #24 of 243
It's just Dell's entry into the aerospace propulsion industry.

post #25 of 243
It wouldn't suprise me if the New Powermac will be very similar to the current G5 design. It will have an IR port.

I really hope they keep the design very similar. I suspect the inside of the unit wont be as aesthetically pleasing but we'll soon see I suppose.
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post #26 of 243
They do all sorts of things with the standard ATX mobo, Apple could too, so the internals in a Mac Pro may yet look cool.

Here's Gigabyte's take on a "cool" ATX mobo:
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2605
post #27 of 243
Thought I'd have a go at this.
Not to sure about it though, the idea is a bit cheap..

post #28 of 243
Since the MacBook Pros looked a lot like the PowerBook G4s, I'd guess the Mac Pros will look a lot like the PowerMac G5s.

Also, since they go under your desk, I can't see an IR port on them. Nor an iSight. And it doesn't make sense to have the MagSafe connectors on a Desktop that has no battery.

So, I say Mac Pro has no change in visible design. Internal changes of course...

However, my prediction is for new displays to go with the Mac Pro - that includes IR and iSight. Price to be the same, and everyone to complain that the extra $1,000 more than the comparable Dell isn't worth it for an iSight that doesn't focus and an IR port with a remote control with only 6 buttons.

Would do a mockup, but it would look the same as current, but with a small hole at the top of the display for the iSight.
post #29 of 243
They have to release a slimmer body.

I think the CD/DVD drive will be vertically placed to save some width. The cooling towers for the cpus will likely be smaller than for the G5 plutonium device, saving more internal space.

Look at what they have done with the iMac. If you remove the display, it frees a lot of space even in the iMac body. Leave room for an extra HD and a second optical drive.

Of course 2-3 PC slots and of course built-in USB and FW ports galore.

 

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post #30 of 243
Played around with SketchUp for a little and came up with a device 4.7 inches wide, 14 inches high and 14 inches deep and thus would fit on a desk, rather than under it.

dual-core or quad core

2 optical drive bays, slot loading vertically placed on front
2 internal HD bays
3 PCI-x or whatever slots
5 cooling fans (1 on powersupply)

front ports: USB2 X 2, FW400 X 1, FW800 X 1, head phone, audio in (mic or line, menu selectable)

rear ports:
USB2 X 3 (plus 1 for the monitor)
FW800 X 2 (plus 1 FW400 for the monitor)
GB Ethernet
2 monitor uts
fiber-optic audio in/out
audio out (mini jack)
expansion bay doors X 3

 

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post #31 of 243
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Originally posted by NielsD
Thought I'd have a go at this.
Not to sure about it though, the idea is a bit cheap..



hmmm, you have your toaster slots the wrong way, they should face up. The amount of heat that bad boy will pipe out will surely roast any media you put in the dual slots!!!
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post #32 of 243
Isn't that why they are called CD burners ?

I thought it was a half-decent looking take-off on the mini; far better than what I came up with in SketchUp... it would have air intakes underneath and vents in the back.

 

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post #33 of 243
My 2¢ are that I agree that it will remain in the G5 case for now. Which I love BTW.
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post #34 of 243
Come on, we're talkin Intel machines that run Windows now.... You gotta start thinking like the "other side"


post #35 of 243
For the record, that case above is friggin hideous.
post #36 of 243
Come on people, I wanna see MacPro mockups that have neon lights and stuff....!!! and big ass air vents...!!!
post #37 of 243
Originally posted by NielsD
Thought I'd have a go at this.
Not to sure about it though, the idea is a bit cheap..


Sorry but I have to say it's ugly. Too fat, no style. But thank you for doing a mockup, this thread stays alive now that some mockups are actually being posted (otherwise the moderator threatened to lock this thread because we were all fooling around and not actually doing any mockups).
post #38 of 243
After sunilramans gaudy, hideous, design up there I am officially requesting a thread lock.
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Originally posted by sunilraman
Originally posted by NielsD
Thought I'd have a go at this.
Not to sure about it though, the idea is a bit cheap..


Sorry but I have to say it's ugly.

I'd say it's a lot nicer than the monstrosity that you posted!

I like the white area at the bottom with the ports.
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