With its six Thunderbolt ports and a "unified thermal core," Apple's new Mac Pro doesn't just sound like a futuristic piece of alien machinery, it also looks like something out of science fiction.
Far from the boxy designs of early personal computers, the new Mac Pro is compact, sleek, and nearly edgeless. The resemblance of the Mac Pro,, to a tiny nuclear reactor is in part due to that heat sucking "thermal core" design. Heat generated from the Intel Xeon CPU and new solid-state drive (SSD) storage dissipates out through the core as the hot air rises -- a change from the typical front-to-back system of air flow in most consumer desktops.
And while the crowd attending Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, where the device was first unveiled, seemed to love this dramatic new design, the visual comparisons to everything from Darth Vader to air purifiers and trash compactors began almost immediately.
Here are a few of our favorite Mac Pro look-alikes:
All the latest coverage from Apple's annual developers conference.
Jul 812 top tricks iOS 11 will bring to your iPhone and iPad
Jun 26PSA: Don't install the iOS 11 beta on your primary device
Jun 20How Apple leapt ahead of Google, Facebook and Microsoft on AR
Jun 16How Apple is squeezing more photos into your iPhone