Vents on Top?

Loop Rumors reports that “Unlike today’s Mac Pros, the cooling system will direct hot air through vents at the top of the machine, much like Apple’s Cube of yesteryear.”

I expect and hope that Loop Rumors is wrong. The problem with vents on top is that I (and many other users) put things there.

3 hard drives, TV adapters, memory card reader, and a USB hub sitting on top of a PowerMac G5

Putting the exhaust vents on top blocks useful space. By contrast the space on the back of the machine where the vents are now is relatively free.

One Response to “Vents on Top?”

  1. John Cowan Says:

    Umm, well, yes. And some of us don’t put stuff on top of our gear, but we do need to fit it against a back wall. And some of us don’t have room for either option, and need vents on the bottom and rubber feet.

    You can’t please all of the people all of the time.

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