>>Now what is new about the cooled CPUs. It known for at least 30 years that if the CPU heats up then we have a meltdown. Some of the fast machines even have refrigerated CPUs. So what is new?<<
What's worth noting here is that Apple is willing to differentiate itself from PC cloners and make a great computer through innovation and quality engineering.
None of the PC box makers have ever produced a liquid cooled consumer level desktop computer.
I use to bash the Mac because Apple users seem so religious about their computer. So I would talk down about their Mac just for the hell of it.
I've got 2 PCs at home and when I walked by an Apple Store 3 months ago I was impressed by the Powerbook they had on display. I took the leap of faith and bought it 2 days later. I must confess that was the best decision I have ever made. I now spend 90% of my time on the Mac and 10% between the 2 PCs. I now find it hard to use the PCs. Everything just seem to run smoother, feel more refined when I'm on the Mac. It's like a breath of fresh air.
As a long time PC user, I think we should encourage the kind of innovation Apple brings to the industry rather than burying our heads in the sand. Unless we start to appreciate these innovations and demand the same from PC makers we will have to continue to put with the frustration of using a second rate OS and inferior hardware.
While it is true that Liquid Cooled CPU isn't new, Apple is the first to use it in a mass produced desktop computers.
Previously liquid cooled CPU were used only by supercomputers, such as those from Cray. Sever third party vendors did sell some after market add-on liquid cooled heat sinks. But as it is so common in the PC world, these "slap-it-on" kits can never compete with the elegance of a well designed, well integrated system.
Though I use a Dell at home and HP at work. I have decided that I am getting a Mac from Apple this summer. I'm just tired of all the bugs and viruses.