Apple Says It’s Fine To Use Your New Mac Pro On Its Side

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Apple’s new Mac Pro is quite the work of art. It might look like a trash can at first glance, but when you stop and think about everything Apple packed into its new high-end machine, you can’t help but admire its efforts. Measuring just 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches deep, it’ll squeeze into the smallest of spaces atop or beneath your desk.

But if for some reason you’ve decided you don’t like it stood in an upright position, you can lie it down. Apple designed the Mac Pro to work in both vertical and horizontal positions, and it says it’s fine to use the machine on its side — as long as you take some simple precautions first.

The company details those precautions in a new support document on its website. In a nutshell, you need to ensure there’s plenty of room for your Mac Pro to breathe, and that it’s secured sufficiently so that it doesn’t roll around — the last thing you want is for it to roll off the edge of your desk and onto the floor.

You’ll also need to ensure that if you’re using multiple Mac Pros, the exhaust on the top of one isn’t pointed towards the intake of another.

That’s pretty much it, but you can check out the full support document by following the source link below.

  • robraden

    …Just don’t let it roll off the desk.

    I kid, but really, man oh man do I want one of those! I can’t justify the cost though, since my Mac Mini is doing just fine.

  • elcaballeroquediceni

    That would be: “you can LAY it down”.

  • Reivax

    I’ve really been wanting to use a Mac Pro to give therapeutic massages, so this is excellent news.

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