Mac Pro appreciation and disparagement over radical design

By Peter Chubb - Jun 15, 2013

There’s no denying that design of the 2013 Mac Pro is radical, and no doubt in time the likes of HP will borrow from its design, which they have done so in the past. However, while there are those who admire the all-new design, there are others who hate it. We’re all for hearing both sides of the argument, but we do love how far some people take their thoughts with the new 2013 Mac Pro design.

Apple has taken the minimalist approach for desktops to a whole new level, and this has made for some rather interesting Photoshop work, as you can see for yourself below, thanks to AppleInsider. We have to love how far some people will go to put across what they believe the all-new Mac Pro could be used for, or looks like.

Mac Pro appreciation and disparagement over radical design

The reason for this is rather simple, as the new design does look very much like some sort of cylindrical vessel. You will be able to see these Mac Pro parodies below, where they range from Mario, a sea-lion and R2-D2 leaping out of one, to others, such as looking like Darth Vader, a red button and also Lincoln’s top hat.

We had expected the Internet to give their two-cents worth, showing their disparagement Apple over the radical 2013 Mac Pro design, considering some of the big tech sites offered their appreciation for the new model. Some of them have said that the new design is a marvel to others saying it’s a brilliant insanity.

Whatever way you look at it, there’s no denying that the new design is a huge departure from the norm, and so will always have its lovers and haters. However, for those who used to say that Apple had lost their way, and were not able to innovate, we think they have just answered those critics.

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  • Tlblein

    I love how the writer called Hal 9000 “a red button”

  • fustian24

    I was a little disappointed at first that there wasn’t more internal space. But I’ve realized that with Thunderbolt, the new Mac Pro will be that much more flexible. External devices are always going to be easier to move, more transportable, easier to replace. In the past you needed to sacrifice a lot of performance to go external, but this seems to be a thing of the past.

    The one big missing item to make the new Mac Pro a must have is an “affordable” 4K monitor. Without that, I would say that my existing Mac Pro does pretty much what I need it to. Moving up to 4K would be pretty compelling.

    • jameskatt

      Ha ha ha. 4K Monitors are going to be very expensive. We will need to wait for Dell to come out with a cheaper product. The Mac Pro is a professional computer. 4K Monitors are professional monitors. If you can’t afford them, you need to save up or get a better job or two.

      • fustian24

        Affordable is a relative term. My company spent something like $20,000 or better for one of these 2 years ago. I expect to seem them for $3-4,000 by late this year or early next year. That may not be affordable to everyone, but a lot of companies and a few users will find this very affordable.

        I would go so far as say that I think the “point” of the new Mac Pro is 4K.

        The extra number of pixels is worth the price of admission right there, but what I really want is a 4K multi-touch screen in the form factor of a drafting table (with a keyboard tucked in underneath). Then we’ll be cooking with gas.