“Contrary to published reports, Apple Computer does not plan to introduce new enclosures alongside its first Intel-based Mac Pro desktops and will instead employ only slightly modified Power Mac G5 casings,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“The current Power Mac G5 enclosure — first detailed by AppleInsider back in June of 2003 — is believed to be well suited for Apple’s first Intel-based professional desktops due to the similarities in size and shape between the new Mac Pro logic-board and the one presently shipping in the Power Mac G5,” Jade reports.
“People familiar with plans for the next-generation Apple desktops say there appear to be only a couple of cosmetic differences between the Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 casings, specifically the addition of a second optical disc drive slot on the face of the Mac Pro,” Jade reports. “An unauthenticated Mac Pro product specifications sheet has been making the rounds, indicating that Apple may forgo inclusion of Intel’s 3.0GHz Xeon 5160 chip in its three Mac Pro standard configurations.”
Full article, with an artist’s rendition of Apple’s forthcoming Mac Pro desktops and the aforementioned spec sheet, here.
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