Samsung's cylindrical ArtPC Pulse computer apes design of Apple's Mac Pro

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Samsung, in conjunction with Harman Kardon, has quietly revealed the new cylindrical consumer-grade ArtPC Pulse line powered by the sixth generation Skylake processor, which has already begun to draw many comparisons to Apple's 2013 Mac Pro design.









The ArtPC Pulse will be available with a choice of Skylake Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM.



Storage includes a 256GB SSD with up to 2TB of hard drive storage able to be added in an expansion module. Connectivity is provided by a four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB Type-C port, a combination headphone and speaker jack, a 1000-base-T networking port, a HDMI port, and a SD card slot.



A Harman Kardon 360 speaker adorns the top of the unit, above a circular light on the top of the case.



Looking like a hybrid of the Mac Pro, and the recently announced HP Pavilion Wave, the Samsung ArtPC pulse is 5.5 inches in diameter, and 12.2 inches tall. Apple's 2013 Mac Pro is 6.6 inches in diameter, and 9.9 inches tall.



  • 2013 Mac Pro
  • HP Wave
  • Samsung ArtPC Pulse




A configuration with a dual-core 2.7 GHz Kaby Lake i5 processor, 256GB of NVMe storage, 8GB of RAM is up for pre-order at Amazon for $1199.99.
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  • Reply 1 of 71
    At what point do Samsung fans finally say "damn?"
    djkfisherlolliverdavennolamacguyjahbladewatto_cobracalistevehbaconstangjay-t
  • Reply 2 of 71
    A company so evil it cannot be killed by conventional means.


    edited October 2016 jahbladewatto_cobracaligavorDan Andersenredgeminipabrakkenjony0rossb2
  • Reply 3 of 71
    Does it detonate?
    lollivernolamacguywatto_cobracaliqwwerachiaDan Andersenredgeminiparossb2
  • Reply 4 of 71
    That blue light is so Sammy, thanks for the laugh guys.....
    baconstangredgeminiparossb2
  • Reply 5 of 71
    rob53rob53 Posts: 2,044member
    Pathetic copying and totally underpowered for the price. The 2.6GHz Mac mini, dual-core i5, configured with 8GB RAM and a 256GB PCIe flash storage, only costs $845 (and it comes with macOS Sierra). So much for Macs costing more than "cheap" PCs. The Mac mini also takes up a fraction of the space of this tin can (or plastic bottle). I guess the speaker system costs $200.
    watto_cobracalibaconstangwilliamlondonredgeminipajony0
  • Reply 6 of 71
    And another thing... you'd be running Windows.
    nolamacguywatto_cobracalibaconstangredgeminipabrakkenjony0daren_mitchell
  • Reply 7 of 71
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,705member
    Are you frakking kidding me?!
    watto_cobracali
  • Reply 8 of 71
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,705member
    wreighven said:
    At what point do Samsung fans finally say "damn?"
    But but the cylindrical shape is just a convergence of design. /s
    nolamacguywatto_cobrajkichlinecalileeeh2baconstangjay-tRayz2016iqatedoredgeminipa
  • Reply 9 of 71
    jungmark said:
    wreighven said:
    At what point do Samsung fans finally say "damn?"
    But but the cylindrical shape is just a convergence of design. /s
    "Sales of our one-of-a-kind cylindrical computer are smooth."
    watto_cobracalileeeh2jungmarkstompyiqatedoredgeminipastarwarsbrakken
  • Reply 10 of 71
    idreyidrey Posts: 640member
    wreighven said:
    At what point do Samsung fans finally say "damn?"
    Apple didn't invent the cylinder /s
    watto_cobraSpamSandwichcalileeeh2redgeminipastarwarsbrakkenjony0
  • Reply 11 of 71
    jungmark said:
    wreighven said:
    At what point do Samsung fans finally say "damn?"
    But but the cylindrical shape is just a convergence of design. /s
    "Sales of our one-of-a-kind cylindrical computer are smooth."
    "quite smooth..."
    watto_cobraSpamSandwichcali
  • Reply 12 of 71
    It's the SD card that sells it for me. I bet my Mac Pro smokes that thing. 
  • Reply 13 of 71
    Well, hate to say it, but I think Samsung's is a nicer design. I like the high level speaker system on top.
  • Reply 14 of 71
    hexclock said:
    It's the SD card that sells it for me. I bet my Mac Pro smokes that thing. 
    I'll bet it smokes the Mac Pro... literally. Including melted metal and scorch marks.
    edited October 2016 calibaconstangwatto_cobrachiatallest skilredgeminipa
  • Reply 15 of 71
    bdkennedy said:
    Well, hate to say it, but I think Samsung's is a nicer design. I like the high level speaker system on top.
    There's always one of you guys posting this nonsense with every one of these stories.  Yes, let's compliment a company for ripping off the design ideas of another...great achievement! 
    caliandrewj5790watto_cobrachianolamacguywilliamlondonredgeminipabrakkenai46jony0
  • Reply 16 of 71
    Hackintosh here I come.
  • Reply 17 of 71
    wovelwovel Posts: 956member
    perkedel said:
    Does it detonate?
    Dang, got to be fast around here.
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  • Reply 18 of 71
    calicali Posts: 3,495member
    bdkennedy said:
    Well, hate to say it, but I think Samsung's is a nicer design. I like the high level speaker system on top.
    Like putting a speaker system on the hood of your car.

    Seriously, what were these idiots thinking?
    edited October 2016 baconstangwatto_cobranolamacguyredgeminipabrakken
  • Reply 19 of 71
    Karma's a bitch, Scamscum.
    edited October 2016 watto_cobraredgeminipabrakken
  • Reply 20 of 71
    "Storage includes a 256GB SSD with up to 2TB of hard drive storage"

    Hard drive storage?

    That's a good way to slow down what could have been a fast computer.
    watto_cobracaliredgeminipa
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