The Dune Professional PC case has not solely lifted the design of the Mac Professional’s model, but in addition the presentation of the case itself, one thing which may name the eye of Apple’s authorized workforce.
Left: Dune Professional PC Case, Proper: Mac Professional
The Dune Professional PC case seems undeniably like that of the Mac Professional. It boasts a virtually similar stainless-steel body, comparable air flow holes, two USB-C Ports on the high of the case, and it is made out of the identical soft-finish aluminum.
Whereas the holes on the default case do not look similar to that of the Mac Professional, Dune is promoting a “sound dampening accent” that appears greater than a bit spinoff.
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It would not appear to function the identical entry technique because the Mac Professional, although. The Mac Professional has a semi-circular deal with between the handles of the stainless-steel body.
This deal with might be lifted up and twisted 1 / 4 flip, and used to boost the exterior casing up and off the Mac Professional. As for the Dune Case, it seems such as you’ll need to pop off the perimeters should you plan on attending to the internals.
Together with the tubular body with handles and the flat toes, the case additionally options two USB 3.1 Kind C ports on the highest floor, albeit not in the identical location as Apple’s pair of ports. For the within, whereas the Dune doesn’t embrace help for the MPX Modules the Mac Professional makes use of, it does attempt to ape its thermal administration credentials in its advertising, with Dune claiming the airflow will journey by way of from one finish of the case to the opposite.
Moreover, the Dune Professional web site appears to have lifted fairly a little bit of the Mac Professional’s presentation as nicely. Their web site is a glossy, gray-on-white presentation the case that feels very acquainted, right down to the picture selections.
There may be additionally an try to repeat Apple’s efficiency graph for elements, however because the Dune case is only a case with no different PC components included, it does so by claiming there’s ample room for several types of high-performance processors, then features a graph evaluating their benchmark scores.
Left: Apple’s Mac Professional web page, Proper: DuneCase.com
It is but to be seen if Apple could have something to say in regards to the apparent copycat, although we would not be shocked if Dune obtained handed a stop and desist. The Dune Case is ready to launch its Kickstarter on October 21st.
This isn’t the one try Dune has made to repeat the designs of Apple’s Mac Professional circumstances. An earlier case was closely impressed by the cylindrical Mac Professional, one that would settle for a mini ITX motherboard.