When Apple announced its new Mac Pro, people noticed two things more than others about it. The first is obviously the price, which starts from over RM25000. Next is the design of the ventilation grille. Many on the internet have commented that it looks like a cheese grater. And someone actually went through the trouble to find out.
YouTuber Winston Moy machined a replica of the grille on a slab of aluminium. His video details the arduous process of actually getting the design right, which takes up the majority of the video. Moy even added a satin finish on it to make it look more like it was a segment removed from a Mac Pro. And finally he puts a piece of Pecorino Romano cheese through the DIY cheese grater.
The result is as you’d expect. It works, but the design of the Mac Pro’s grille doesn’t really make for an effective cheese grater despite its looks. Moy does point out that his slab of mac Pro grille replica would be an excellent soap dish.
If the video is meant to show anything, it’s probably that there’s a lot that went into Apple’s design. That doesn’t change the fact that the machine itself comes with a price tag greater than a base model Perodua Axia.