Apple Mac Pro Review: Design
Apple’s Jonathan Ive has a reputation for delivering cutting-edge industrial design products that look like nothing else out there. He’s fond of aluminum, and he sweats the details. It’s clear that the new Mac Pro had his full attention.
In a TechCrunch Apple Mac Pro review, the new Mac desktop was compared to a jet engine, with the look equated to being “like having an exhibit from an industrial design museum in your house.”
The aluminum cylinder is only 9.9-inches tall and weighs just 11 pounds, looking like no other computer on the market. Its radial core means whisper quiet cooling while an impressive array of expansion ports are auto-illuminated to reduce cable confusion. As Tech Radar says in its 2013 Apple Mac Pro review, Apple’s new aluminum beast is “either something of an oddity or a triumph in concise design depending on your view.”
Besides the design aesthetics, this Mac desktop is made in the USA and boasts serious green cred. It uses 84% lighter packaging than the previous model, 74% less aluminum and 68% less power. Besides the electricity savings for Apple Mac Pro owners, Apple says this translates into being able to fit three times more units into an airline shipping container — further reducing its environmental impact.