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12 things that show how small the Mac Pro really is

Everyone knows that Apple's new Mac Pro is smaller than the old one. But to really get just how small it is, you need to see it in person--or at least next to something familiar. Here are a dozen household objects that will give you some perspective.

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The new Mac Pro: How small is it?

We've all heard that Apple's new Mac Pro is smaller than the old one. But to really get just how small it is, you need to see it in person—or at least next to something familiar. Here are a dozen household objects that will give you some perspective.

mac pro size gallon water

Refreshing

A gallon of water.

mac pro size basketball

Hot shot

A regulation-size basketball (specifically, the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball).

mac pro size ipad air

Screen time

Apple's iPad Air.

mac pro size shoe

Don't tread on me

A size-11 hiking boot.

mac pro size audioengine speakers

Just right

Audioengine's A5 bookshelf speaker (left) and A2+ desktop speaker (right).

mac pro size trash can

Twins

A bathroom trash can. (Note: Trash can is on the left.)

mac pro size 15 macbook pro

Two Pros

Apple's current 15-inch MacBook Pro.

mac pro size bread loaf

Fits in a breadbox

A partially eaten loaf of bread.

mac pro size bw p7 headphones

A good fit

Bowers & Wilkin's P7 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones.

mac pro size keurig

Both do Java

A Keurig coffee maker.

mac pro size our generation doll

Lean on me

An Our Generation doll.

mac pro size banana

Apeeling

A banana for scale.

mac pro size old mac pro

The big one

And a bonus image that may be more useful to some people: the new Mac Pro next to an older Mac Pro in the Macworld lab.