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"Can't innovate anymore my ass!" -- Phil Schiller

Apple is definitely getting “Back to the Mac” with the announcement that it has achieved million Mountain Lion installs since launch; Tim Cook even bragged that Mountain Lion is approaching 40 percent penetration on Macs while Microsoft is struggling to meet 5 percent penetration with Windows 8.
 
But Mountain Lion is so last year; Apple is already working on its successor, OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Apple is moving away its "cat themed" names and is instead looking to points of interest in California to carry it through the next decade of desktop/notebook OS development.


Finder Tabs
 
Mavericks will of course have a ton of new features including Maps, tabbed browsing for Finder, enhanced support for multiple displays, and a big focus on improving battery life for notebooks. And although Safari isn't exactly a "sexy" piece of the OS X equation, Apple has brought a wealth of changes to the browser aimed at improving battery life and improving page rendering performance.

 Battery life enhancements (L), new features in Safari (R)

Apple also announced new MacBook Airs that have "all-day" battery life. The new MacBook Airs are built around Intel's new Haswell CPU architecture, and as a result offer 12 hours of battery (13" model) and 9 hours of battery life (11" model). The notebooks now include 802.11ac support and PCIe-based SSDs. The 11" will start at $999 with 128GB of storage while the 13" model will start at $1099 with 128GB of storage.

 
The biggest hardware announcement, however, came in the form of the new Mac Pro. This totally redesigned professional workstation totally throws out the rulebook when it comes to desktops with a cylindrical design.
 
Phil Schiller took this opportunity to exclaim, "Can't innovate anymore my ass!". This is obviously a retort to the score of people that say that Apple has lost its way.

 
The new Mac Pro will support up to 12-core configs of Intel's next generation Xeon processors.1866MHz DDR3 memory, PCIe flash (1.25GBps reads, 1GBps writes), six Thunderbolt 2 ports, and dual AMD FirePro workstation GPUs.
 
The new Mac Pro will debut this fall and will be built in the United States.

Source: Apple



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By TakinYourPoints on 6/10/2013 9:54:56 PM , Rating: 2
Except that a solution designed around rising air has been proven time and time again to be very efficient. The Silverstone Raven and Fortress cases are well known for their cooling ability, and that is based around pushing air vertically. Adding heat to components high up isn't really something to be concerned about with "chimney" style configurations such as these.

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Also, I'd need to do some calcs but my intuition says a circular shape is the worst shape for this.

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The pics however make it seem like they're not even doing that, and there's a huge open triangular region in the center where air will just pass through without cooling anything. I truly hope they have vanes running through that central space.


Yes, the massive three sided extruded aluminum heatsink running vertically up the entire chassis that is in contact with the CPU and GPUs is just for show.

/s


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