The new cylindrical design has confused me. Where is the display screen? Where are the keys? What is it for? Will this Mac Pro do something else?
I forgot to add this but the Mac Pro supports 802.11ac wifi and Bluetooth 4.0. It also has excellent graphics cards -"Not only does it feature a state-of-the-art AMD FirePro workstation-class GPU with up to 6GB of dedicated VRAM — it features two of them.". The MAc Pro uses PCI Express flash storage.
You need to plug in a display,a mouse and a keyboard to use a Mac Pro. All the ports are located at the back. It has 4 USB 3 ports, 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, 2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports, and Audio In/Out Ports and A HDMI port. It uses the new generation Xeon processors.
The Mac Pro is a very powerful Mac computer in a very cool design. It's going to be available for purchase "later this year". Check out the apple website for the New Mac Pro, it outlines all the new improvements and features - http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/
As Matt pointed out the new Mac Pro is just like the old one.
Only the design has changed and with the smaller form factor expansion is mostly based on the external connectors. For example if you need a RAID controller or FC adapter you'll probably need a Thunderbolt to PCI-Express expansion chassis like Sonnet is offering.
As before the Mac Pro is targeted at professionals who need the processing and graphics power and the additional connections available at the back of the Mac Pro and probably server applications.
The cylinder shown is just the tower. Ports are still located on the "back," though since it's a cylinder, the back isn't obviously at first glance. To rectify that Apple is putting LED backlights into the port indicators so they're easy to see.
Otherwise it's just like the existing Mac Pro in terms of function. You'll still be plugging (or connecting wirelessly) a mouse, keyboard and display.
Macbook Pro will have to be connected to this or something else?
it is mostly amazing design, a challenge to bring power to small cylinder volume
i think you have to plug a monitor, also keyboard, mouse
That site is amazing, and explains just about everything.
Apple's website and products are always amazing.