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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:22 AM   #1
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Now We Are Able To Customize The Base Line 21 Inch iMac With Fusion Drive?

I just checked the apple website. I couldn't believe my eyes. Is it true?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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Looks like there's now less reason to buy the 21.5-inch: 2.9GHz model
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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Yep.

Just checked the UK store, available there.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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A game change by apple? lol
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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Now we just need some SSD + HDD options and everyone will be happy.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:30 AM   #6
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1tb fusion option is available via the apple store app as well

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:30 AM   #7
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Interesting. Maybe they ran out of mobos without SSD sockets.


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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:32 AM   #8
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Now we just need some SSD + HDD options and everyone will be happy.
The Fusion drive option is good enough already for people like me.

So glad I didn't jump onto purchasing the maxed out 27 inch yet. Still need time to think.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:39 AM   #9
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interesting

I wonder how much of that is demand?

Seems like it pays to wait when multiple configurations of a new Mac are released now, as addtional customization is eventually offered anywhere from 1-6 months down the line.

I have yet to find a fusion drive version iMac in apple's stores, but that's only part of the deal killer for me. *Thinks this is probably why the Mac Mini I played with last week launched so much quicker than the new iMacs at one store.

Even so, I'm glad everyone has more options with the base 21.5" iMac now.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:43 AM   #10
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Pity those who got the high-end 21.5 inch imac just to be able to upgrade to the fusion drive
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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Maybe I'm the first! Ordered 21 base w/ Fusion today when I saw this thread. Just need a hub Mac to web browse, mail, some minor photo video editing, backup iPad and Touch.

I have a build-my-own PC, but really just done with all that since my work computer is a 13" Air. I almost picked up the base on that Friday they came out in the Apple store, but with my experience with SSD on the Air, there was no way I was going w/ a spinning disk.

Was playing around with the 27, very nice, but just don't need all that desktop for what I'm going to do with it. With the education discount, my 21 w/ fusion comes to $1474 before taxes. Not going to utilize $180 in additional 8gb of ram and don't need the extra GHz on the processor. If I went with the 27, I would have wanted to get the 680 which would have brought the price tag up to ~$2260.

I contemplated a Mini w/ monitor, but once I saw fusion available on the base iMac, it became clear that a base iMac w/ fusion was the going to be the best bang for my buck.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:10 PM   #12
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Interesting. I wonder if/when they'll update the 27" options with more SSD choices. It's got to happen at some point, once they've finished milking the early adopters.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:19 PM   #13
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Apple did this with the 15" MBP Retina

Apple did this with the BTO options on the 15" Macbook Pro Retina after it launched. Here's the Macrumors story from August 1, 2012:

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/01/...a-macbook-pro/

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Apple today quietly expanded the available configuration options for the Retina MacBook Pro, now offering a full slate of individual upgrade options on the base model that starts at $2199. Previously, customers who opted for the base model were locked into a 2.3 GHz Core i7 processor and 256 GB of flash storage, with the only configurable onboard option being a $200 RAM upgrade from 8 GB to 16 GB. Customers looking to boost either the CPU or storage were required to step up to the high-end $2799 model, which offers both a 2.6 GHz i7 processor and 512 GB of storage, with additional upgrades beyond that.

Apple is now offering all available upgrades on the low-end model, giving customers full control over their configuration needs.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:24 AM   #14
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Pity those who got the high-end 21.5 inch imac just to be able to upgrade to the fusion drive
You mean like me? I think I'll get over it. Very happy with my specs thank you!
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:28 AM   #15
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The Fusion drive option is good enough already for people like me.

So glad I didn't jump onto purchasing the maxed out 27 inch yet. Still need time to think.
I didn't want to overdo it, so went with the base Fusion 27" fits my needs perfectly
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:48 AM   #16
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Looks like there's now less reason to buy the 21.5-inch: 2.9GHz model
I find it disappointing that you can't get more than 512MB video memory on all but the top 27" model, where you have a choice of 1GB or the GTX 680MX with 2GB. The 1GB would have been nice as an option for the other 3 models.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 03:34 AM   #17
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LOL, being early adopter is not a safe business... all those who were buying high 21incher just for fussion cant be happy today
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 04:58 AM   #18
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LOL, being early adopter is not a safe business... all those who were buying high 21incher just for fussion cant be happy today
Is there any way at all to complain, exchange or similar?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 05:24 AM   #19
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Big deal. What about giving us more affordable SSD-only options. I never gonna get a fusion drive, to me it's just a cheaper compromise to proper SSD setups - retaining all the negatives of the old-fashioned HDs.
By getting an all SSD solution, you get a more reliable machine, faster (all the time), less noise, less heat etc..

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Is there any way at all to complain, exchange or similar?
Let's us not get carried away. It was added as an option to the "low-end" iMac 21.5. You should have ordered the "high-end" 21.5 iMac instead, if you wanted fusion.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 05:45 AM   #20
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Let's us not get carried away. It was added as an option to the "low-end" iMac 21.5. You should have ordered the "high-end" 21.5 iMac instead, if you wanted fusion.
What if he ordered the "high-end" 21.5" iMac just to get Fusion Drive? Now it's available on the "low-end", thus making him feel robbed out.

Now all we need is the option of getting the GTX 680MX on the base 27", then I'm all set!
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 05:50 AM   #21
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Big deal. What about giving us more affordable SSD-only options. I never gonna get a fusion drive, to me it's just a cheaper compromise to proper SSD setups - retaining all the negatives of the old-fashioned HDs.
By getting an all SSD solution, you get a more reliable machine, faster (all the time), less noise, less heat etc..
I don't think anyone (including Apple) would disagree that pure SSD is better; but to average consumers, capacity is critical and cost is prohibitive.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 06:31 AM   #22
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Maybe I'm the first! Ordered 21 base w/ Fusion today when I saw this thread. Just need a hub Mac to web browse, mail, some minor photo video editing, backup iPad and Touch.

I have a build-my-own PC, but really just done with all that since my work computer is a 13" Air. I almost picked up the base on that Friday they came out in the Apple store, but with my experience with SSD on the Air, there was no way I was going w/ a spinning disk.

Was playing around with the 27, very nice, but just don't need all that desktop for what I'm going to do with it. With the education discount, my 21 w/ fusion comes to $1474 before taxes. Not going to utilize $180 in additional 8gb of ram and don't need the extra GHz on the processor. If I went with the 27, I would have wanted to get the 680 which would have brought the price tag up to ~$2260.

I contemplated a Mini w/ monitor, but once I saw fusion available on the base iMac, it became clear that a base iMac w/ fusion was the going to be the best bang for my buck.
Congrats on your new iMac

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What if he ordered the "high-end" 21.5" iMac just to get Fusion Drive? Now it's available on the "low-end", thus making him feel robbed out.

Now all we need is the option of getting the GTX 680MX on the base 27", then I'm all set!
Lol. I just want the option to be able to customize the base 27 inch for a better graphics card. Will apple make that option too in the future?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:13 AM   #23
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I wonder if this means that base, non-fusion, 21.5" will have a functioning SSD slot so that you may add your own proprietary SSD blade for less than $250?
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Is there any way at all to complain, exchange or similar?
In the US, you should be able to get a full refund and order a new one, until Jan 7. Should apply whether online or in a physical store.

Extended Holiday Return Policy

Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between October 27, 2012 and December 25, 2012, may be returned through January 7, 2013. Please note that all other terms and conditions provided in the Apple Online Store are still applicable. This holiday return policy does not apply to iPhone or wireless service contracts. All purchases made after December 25, 2012 are subject to the standard Apple Online Store return policy , which requires returns to be made within 14 calendar days of the date of receipt. For more information, refer to the Apple Online Store.

http://store.apple.com/us/help/returns_refund

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Items purchased at an Apple Retail Store between October 27, 2012, and December 25, 2012, may be returned with an original receipt or Gift Receipt through January 7, 2013. If the item is returned in the original box, with the original packaging, we will exchange it or offer you an Apple Gift Card. Refunds will be granted through January 7, 2013 only when an original purchase receipt is provided and will be based solely on the original method of payment.

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:37 AM   #25
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Pity those who got the high-end 21.5 inch imac just to be able to upgrade to the fusion drive
Count me in

On a positive note, the 21.5 I received is flawless and I am not looking back. As my first iMac, I'm enjoying a new experience after 20+ yrs of pc use.

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