|reply to HiVolt |
Re: iFixit teardown of the new iMac.
said by HiVolt:the base model comes with 8GB of ram, your average user, who is 80-90% of the people who will buy the low end models will never need more than that nor will they care. I personally havent seen many computers ship with that much ram so at least Apple didn't screw them more by putting in a really small amount of ram.
Please. the glued screen is a major pisser and most will not want to bother with it... Especially that you have to peel off and re-apply new adhesive strip each time... I've replaced parts in the iMacs with the magentically held screen, and there were times where I had to go back because something dislodged during the re-assembly, or to clean a spot on the screen...
Plus as someone using the latest macbook air with only 8gb of ram on the ivy bridge chipset the computer is quick. Especially if they spend a few bucks more and get the fusion drive.
said by RiseAbove:I'll give you that much, that they didn't skimp out, which is somewhat unorthodox, because Apple historically has always put in a piddly amount of ram compared to the cost of the machine... Like 3GB ram in a base $2500 Mac Pro just prior to the most recent update in 2012... LOL...
the base model comes with 8GB of ram, your average user, who is 80-90% of the people who will buy the low end models will never need more than that nor will they care.
A bigger pisser is the hard drive though... 2.5" 5400rpm laptop drive... going backwards.
Apple always did fiddle with the laptop/desktop component mix in the iMacs... cpu's, graphics, now drives...
Its a shame they never did release that mythical "headless Mac" that would offer desktop level performance without the cost of the server-based architecture of the Mac Pro.
I think it would have been a very good success. But oh well, that will never happen now.