Subject: Re: Amazon is selling the 8-core iMac Pro for $500 off
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Subject: Re: Amazon is selling the 8-core iMac Pro for $500 off
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2018 14:49:44 -0500
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On 3/3/2018 4:18 PM, Your Name wrote:
> On 2018-03-03 20:49:18 +0000, JF Mezei said:
>> On 2018-03-03 10:12, Alan Browne wrote:
>>> As long as the graphics card is top end, then you're best off with the
>>> least loaded iMac.  Add your own memory - cheaper than Apple and very
>>> easy to do.
>> I have lost track. Do current iMacs still allow one to get in and change
>> RAM? Disk ?
> Basically, no. Almost all iMac models are sealed down tight and in some 
> cases even have the internals soldered down.
> The only real exception is the 27" iMac which does still have the 
> trapdoor to change the RAM, but that's all you can easily access. It's 
> anyone's guess whether Johnny Ive's idiotic design fetishes will also 
> remove that in the next release.
> Even the iMac Pro is not "user upgradable" in any easy way, which is 
> rather ridiculous. You have to be a very determined hardware geek with 
> all the correct tools and sealants or take it to an Apple Repair Centre 
> to have any upgrades done.  :-(
> It's also the same with every other current device model from Apple, 
> except the ageing Mac Pro. The Mac Mini has been sealed down, the 
> laptops are inaccessible, the and iOS / Apple Watch devices even more so.
> The new "modular Mac Pro" is at leats due to be announced, if not 
> released, this year, but it is again anyone's guess as to how easily 
> that will be to upgrade ... I wouldn't hold your breath, and it 
> certainly won't be anything like the old PowerMac tower cases.

Sadly, the lack of a trapdoor for memory access applies to at least some 
of the new Lewnovo laptops.  :-(