Samsung's cylindrical ArtPC Pulse computer apes design of Apple's Mac Pro
Samsung, in conjunction with Harman Kardon, has quietly revealed the new cylindrical consumer-grade ArtPC Pulse line powered by the sixth generation Skylake processor, which has already begun to draw many comparisons to Apple's 2013 Mac Pro design.
The ArtPC Pulse will be available with a choice of Skylake Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM.
Storage includes a 256GB SSD with up to 2TB of hard drive storage able to be added in an expansion module. Connectivity is provided by a four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB Type-C port, a combination headphone and speaker jack, a 1000-base-T networking port, a HDMI port, and a SD card slot.
A Harman Kardon 360 speaker adorns the top of the unit, above a circular light on the top of the case.
Looking like a hybrid of the Mac Pro, and the recently announced HP Pavilion Wave, the Samsung ArtPC pulse is 5.5 inches in diameter, and 12.2 inches tall. Apple's 2013 Mac Pro is 6.6 inches in diameter, and 9.9 inches tall.
A configuration with a dual-core 2.7 GHz Kaby Lake i5 processor, 256GB of NVMe storage, 8GB of RAM is up for pre-order at Amazon for $1199.99.