What the Mac Pro, External Hardware Mean for Production
The hardware developers over at Apple create computers with the understanding of how easily they can shape the way computers are perceived. Apple was the first to make the computer something fun and artsy rather than serious and business minded. They also know how to create something that is both professional and stylish at the same time. That is reason why many DJs will pay almost double what they would for a Windows Laptop, in order to get their grubby hands on the slick aluminum shell of a Macbook Pro. Apple has also been known to go with their own type of connective ports, regardless of what the community thinks.
On their newest Mac Pro, the skeleton of a traditional tower desktop has been changed dramatically. It’s cylindrical design filters air through the central section of the tower, and there are no visible card slots to add any extra implements like an upgraded video card or sound card. However, it should be noted that even though PCI-E slots are non-existent, Apple has created their own way of expanding the computer’s hardware which will uses the thunderbolt ports to connect to other Mac hardware devices. Like it or not, this is the only option you will have.