A Possible Step in the Wrong Direction for Apple.
So you think that new iMac was a steal since it was $200 well think twice before you put down your hard earned money. The new iMac has a nerfed Intel Core I-5 clocked at a lowly 1.4ghz processor, to add some perspective, the previous version of the iMac has a 2.7ghz Intel i5 CPU. Furthermore, the lifespan of pc’s could easily be increased by a simple memory upgrade but Apple has made that impossible as the new iMac’s ram is soldered into place.
Looking at the bigger picture Apple may be intentionally limiting upgrades for a couple of reasons including the encouragement of new iMac purchases, preventing owners from using non Apple endorsed hardware, etc. Only time will tell how this will impact Apple, if at all.
Based on the specs of the new iMac I’d argue that extra $200 for the 2.5ghz model is well worth the long term investment.
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