Anyone want to see the inside of a Power Mac G4 Cube?
August 22, 2000 12:04 PM   Subscribe

Anyone want to see the inside of a Power Mac G4 Cube? Look at the size of that heat sink! (Scroll down a bit.) I guess that's what you have to do in order to avoid fans.
posted by Steven Den Beste (4 comments total)
It just looks so... ordinary... that way... Apple being Apple, the first public appearance of the Cube was very carefully designed. At the MacWorld launch, Apple installed pedestals about 48" high, with opaque list plexiglass on the top surface. Resting on the surface was the crystal case, upside down. The "innards" were "floating" above that, suspended from a clear plexiglass arm on an all-but-invisible wire, over the case. The entire assembly rotated slowly. To see one... eviscerated... this way... Well, where's the magic in that?!
posted by m.polo at 1:27 PM on August 22, 2000

I dunno about that. Sometimes it's magic to see tech inside out.
posted by plinth at 6:10 PM on August 22, 2000

kinda takes the fun out of it when you see its just like everything else. kinda like people. you meet a person you think is hot, and realize, 6 mos. later, he's just like the last boring guy...
posted by craftytechsan at 7:32 PM on August 22, 2000

Hey, the heat sink on my Pentium II is bigger! And of course, when you're talking about heat sinks, size does matter.
posted by daveadams at 9:34 PM on August 22, 2000

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