Mac Pro got a simple and convenient design (9 photos + video)
Apple fans recently received a new Mac Pro desktop computer that was immediately tested by iFixit experts for maintainability. As a result, the new Apple product unexpectedly received the highest score in company history in terms of maintainability. IFixit specialists were amazed at the simplicity of disassembling, disassembling, opening the case, as well as the modular design that allows for quick repairs. As a result, the Mac Pro received an almost perfect score, gaining 9 points out of 10, on a very demanding maintainability scale from iFixit.
Testing was conducted on the base model of the Mac Pro for $ 5,999. Taking into account that the price of computers is due to the modification of internal components, the process of disassembling and dismantling components is the same for all models. First of all, the specialists were impressed by the simple and quick dismantling of the outer cover-casing, which is simply removed using the handle located in the upper part of the “grater” case.
Inside the case, experts note the minimum number of wire connections; contact pads came to replace them. So the power button turns on the computer using four small circles arranged in a circle. When dismantling the case, the computer's power automatically turns off.
The main components are modular in design and do not require special tools to disassemble them, and access to the main computer components is simple and convenient. To fix the boards installed in the PCI-Express slots, a single lock is installed in the computer.
The only problem with disassembling the Mac Pro was the process of replacing the SSD drive, which is integrated with Apple's T2 security chip and cannot be replaced by the user on their own.
The Mac Pro cooling system consists of three fans blowing air inward and located on the front of the computer, as well as one exhaust fan located on the opposite side of the case. The entire internal surface is subjected to blowing without specialization in a processor or video card. Also, filters are not provided to protect against ingress of dust into the housing.
Obtaining a very high Apple maintainability rating of 9 out of 10 from iFixit allows us to hope that Mac Pro owners will be able to independently figure out the repair and replacement of the device’s modular components without involving specialists.
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