Subject: Re: Amazon is selling the 8-core iMac Pro for $500 off
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.