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Hawkeye_a Dec 24, 2013 11:18 AM
A Transparent MacPro?
I know, I know, the current model is barely out. But the inside looks sooo cool. Wouldnt it be cool to have one with a transparent shell? Either completely clear or like the graphite iMac case? Maybe out of Pyrex?

I guess the current aluminum case acts as a heat sink, so they'd have to rethink the cooling a bit.
 
OreoCookie Dec 24, 2013 01:38 PM
You want transparent aluminum? :lol:
AFAIK the metal shell is necessary to dissipate the heat, so I don't think a transparent shell will do. But yeah, it's a very nice machine, the first time in a long time I felt the want for a desktop. (Realistically, a Mac Pro would be like a Porsche in addition to my every day car in my hypothetical garage.)
 
reader50 Dec 24, 2013 03:26 PM
I think the inner core is the heat sink, cooled by convection and the fan. The outer case shouldn't contribute much to heat dissipation. You could replace it with little or no fan speed penalty.

Another vote for transparent aluminum. I'll take a few kilos while you're selling it. Post a price and we can talk shipping.
 
Hawkeye_a Dec 24, 2013 04:15 PM
I don't have one (of either variation) :). I wasn't suggesting a transparent metal (is that even possible?).

But i think it would look cool....
http://patriaamadabrasil.files.wordp.../10/imacdv.jpg

Imagine something with that translucency, made using a scratch resistant and heavier 'glass' like material (Pyrex as suggested before)?

If heat is an issue, just put cooler components in it :D
 
DCJ001 Dec 24, 2013 04:16 PM
Transparent Aluminium (or Aluminum) would be great for the new Mac Pro's outer shell. Not only is it possible, It is likely.

The Miracle Worker SCENE - Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home MOVIE (1986) - HD - YouTube

Did you notice the Mac in the video?

You knew that someone would show this. Right?
 
mindwaves Dec 24, 2013 09:13 PM
Graphite iMac is my most favorite Mac ever! Unfortunately, I didn't have enough money at that time to buy so I had to settle for a Sage iMac, which was also very beautiful.
 
P Dec 25, 2013 10:48 AM
I have an old iSub that doesn't work if you want to reuse the shell.
 
OreoCookie Dec 25, 2013 11:51 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by DCJ001 (Post 4262229)
Did you notice the Mac in the video?
… made of non-transparent polymers :lol: :D
 
Hawkeye_a Dec 25, 2013 01:36 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by DCJ001 (Post 4262229)
Transparent Aluminium (or Aluminum) would be great for the new Mac Pro's outer shell. Not only is it possible, It is likely.

The Miracle Worker SCENE - Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home MOVIE (1986) - HD - YouTube

Did you notice the Mac in the video?

You knew that someone would show this. Right?
No, i have never seen that one before!!! So they had transparent aluminum.. IN THE PAST!!? :)

@P … that's it!!! thats possibly the closest thing available
 
DCJ001 Dec 25, 2013 04:18 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Hawkeye_a (Post 4262302)
No, i have never seen that one before!!! So they had transparent aluminum.. IN THE PAST!!? :)

@P … that's it!!! thats possibly the closest thing available
The Star Trek crew was come the future, and they went to the past to fix a problem.
 
angelmb Dec 26, 2013 01:18 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Hawkeye_a (Post 4262302)

@P … that's it!!! thats possibly the closest thing available
I think the new Harman Kardon Aura Black speaker comes even closer. :)

http://24.media.tumblr.com/d23c41703...tl0o1_1280.jpg
 
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