Not sated by our initial findings, we decided to take a second look at the seemingly innocuous fan assembly that caps the new Mac Pro. Tucked beneath one of the few plastic parts in this marvel of machined computing, we found the AirPort card and its custom adapter board nestled within a gold antenna array. The card itself is standard fare—the same module seen in recent iterations of the iMac, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air—with support for the new ac wireless protocol.

Removing these got us a closer look at the fan, powered by a Nidec brushless DC motor. The fan appears to be weight-balanced with some carefully filled waffle divots. The smaller form factor earns this Pro a space on the desktop far from the dusty floor, so it had better be a silent companion.

Be sure to check out our complete new findings in the full, updated teardown.

 

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