Apple Unveils Cylinder Shaped Mac Pro

Posted on June 13, 2013

Mac Pro 2013

Apple unveiled its unusual looking black cylinder shaped design for its next Mac Pro on Monday. The device features a unified thermal core instead of using multiple heat sinks. Apple says this works by conducting heat away from the CPU and GPUs and distributing that heat uniformly across the core. The device is cooled by a single fan designed with what apple calls "backward-curved impeller blades."

Apple says the Mac Pro features dual GPUs, PCI Express-based flash storage, Thunderbolt 2, Xeon processors, ultrafast memory and support for 4K video. There are several ports on the device as you can see in the video below, including 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a HDMI v 1.4 port. Mac Observer has posted a detailed spec chart here.

You can find out more about the device here. Here is a video of the prototype from Engadget. It was enclosed in a glass gassing at WWDC so tech bloggers and journalists could look at it but not touch it or use it. It is expected to go on sale in time for the 2013 holidays. Take a look:

Photo: Apple

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