|Oct 23, 2012, 03:19 PM||#1|
21.5" iMac Has No User-Upgradable RAM; 27" Has Four Accessible RAM Slots
Consistent with Apple's quest to make its new computers as thin as possible at the expense of expandability, the new 21.5" iMac contains no user-accessible RAM slots. Instead, it can be configured with 8GB or 16GB of RAM direct from the factory. This was first noticed by Cult of Mac.
The 27" model, on the other hand, can be equipped with up to 32GB of RAM, and has four user-accessible RAM slots via an "easy-to-access memory panel" on the rear of the machine.
From one of Apple's iMac marketing pages:
Article Link: 21.5" iMac Has No User-Upgradable RAM; 27" Has Four Accessible RAM Slots
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