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Old May 19, 2013, 06:57 PM   #51
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I'm looking forward to the Nvidia maxwell update due next year. Should be a great performance boost over even the 680mx. If they can simply get a good GPU in the 21.5" I'll be happy.
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Old May 20, 2013, 03:55 AM   #52
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You can. Pop the screen off, take out the RAM, put new RAM in. Seal up the screen again.

Takes about 15 minutes to do.
I do not dare to do that myself.
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Old May 20, 2013, 11:53 PM   #53
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I got my imac 27 which i bought in June 2010 for sale, but i am not that in a hurry to sell as i curious what rumours will emerge before or after WWDC.
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Old May 21, 2013, 12:22 AM   #54
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I want a bto iMac so I will be paying over 2500 dollars. However I am at a month wait. I don't want to spend a premium price for a computer that will be outdated or the next big thing is a few weeks away/months away. I it was an ipad or phone id buy now but 2500 is a huge investment. How long will it be for the next apple refresh. Will the next version be a huge upgrade over this one. Any help or opinions.
If you need a computer now buy one now.

If you can do without a computer don't buy a computer.

What I'm saying is, wait until you need one then buy it that same day. It does not matter what Apple sells the next day yours will still work as well as when you bought it. I know you are saying, but if I wait, I'll get a better computer for the same price. Aw, but if you can wait you don't need a computer.
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Old May 21, 2013, 01:26 AM   #55
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With Apple degrading its product with every iteration, waiting is no longer a good idea.

iMacs now have glued-in screens, laptop drives, and inaccessible RAM. Cheap crap, and totally unsuitable for Apple's desktop computers.

When you look at the quality regressions across the entire line, and technical fiascoes like the (also degraded) Lightning connector, there's a lot to be worried about in regard to Apple's technical acumen.
Desktop marked is dying, and even the Laptop lines are being cannibalized by Ipad. Besides, Apple makes a **** ton of profit because of those cheap upgrades. So the joke is on all of us, and all the PC vendors who can't make solid well designed computers.
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Old May 21, 2013, 06:05 AM   #56
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Desktop marked is dying, and even the Laptop lines are being cannibalized by Ipad. Besides, Apple makes a **** ton of profit because of those cheap upgrades. So the joke is on all of us, and all the PC vendors who can't make solid well designed computers.
Too bad, because I am a sucker for bigger screens.
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Old May 21, 2013, 08:48 AM   #57
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I want a bto iMac so I will be paying over 2500 dollars. However I am at a month wait. I don't want to spend a premium price for a computer that will be outdated or the next big thing is a few weeks away/months away. I it was an ipad or phone id buy now but 2500 is a huge investment. How long will it be for the next apple refresh. Will the next version be a huge upgrade over this one. Any help or opinions.
You should wait until 2016 I hear that model's gonna be amazing!
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Old May 21, 2013, 05:49 PM   #58
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Too bad, because I am a sucker for bigger screens.
me too. thats why I like using a cable from a laptop to a big screen like a HDTV or UltraHD monitor!
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Old May 21, 2013, 06:50 PM   #59
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I want a bto iMac so I will be paying over 2500 dollars. However I am at a month wait. I don't want to spend a premium price for a computer that will be outdated or the next big thing is a few weeks away/months away. I it was an ipad or phone id buy now but 2500 is a huge investment. How long will it be for the next apple refresh. Will the next version be a huge upgrade over this one. Any help or opinions.
The next model will not be a huge upgrade, but it will have some hardware refreshes. Since Apple hardware is so rarely discounted during a release cycle, it's always smarter to buy within a couple months of release or just wait it out for the next release if you can--and you're right, the higher the price tag the smarter it is to wait.
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Old May 22, 2013, 08:44 AM   #60
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me too. thats why I like using a cable from a laptop to a big screen like a HDTV or UltraHD monitor!
That would be too much for me, but the iMac 21" with the same RAM hatch as the 27" has would be nice.
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Old May 22, 2013, 12:50 PM   #61
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That would be too much for me, but the iMac 21" with the same RAM hatch as the 27" has would be nice.
Why do you need extra Ram? What are you using it for?
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Old May 24, 2013, 01:07 PM   #62
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Why do you need extra Ram? What are you using it for?
It is more like I do not want to buy a new one in least 3 years, just afraid I would not have enough.
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Old May 24, 2013, 01:16 PM   #63
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The GTX780 reviews are out now, about 35% improvement in framerate in 1440p, in some games almost 50%. I wonder if there will be a 780MX card for the coming iMac model. That would definately be worth the wait, but the iMac might as well be "stuck" with the 680MX for another 6-8 months too... As usual, if you need a new computer now, buy now...

Edit: The reviewer had overclocked his GTX780 card in the test's benchmarks... (Linus)

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Old May 28, 2013, 03:30 AM   #64
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True, but iMac benefits greatly from the lower TPD of Haswell due to it's thin chassis run by mobiile components. It really should not take 8 months. iMac updates should roll out alongside the Notebook line as it is notebook tech that is in it.
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Old May 28, 2013, 03:39 AM   #65
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The GTX780 reviews are out now, about 35% improvement in framerate in 1440p, in some games almost 50%. I wonder if there will be a 780MX card for the coming iMac model. That would definately be worth the wait, but the iMac might as well be "stuck" with the 680MX for another 6-8 months too... As usual, if you need a new computer now, buy now...
I hope you are right and the new iMac will get 3gb of dedicated video memory that would sweet, i will wait until the next update if nothing shows up i might take the plunge. I am current using a mac book retina the 1gb video card still does wonders.
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Old May 28, 2013, 04:44 AM   #66
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True, but iMac benefits greatly from the lower TPD of Haswell due to it's thin chassis run by mobiile components. It really should not take 8 months. iMac updates should roll out alongside the Notebook line as it is notebook tech that is in it.
iMac's have used desktop processors since the 27" introduction in 2009.
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Old May 28, 2013, 06:56 PM   #67
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The future upgrade will not be anything major (only Haswell - 10%), but will include the new AC wifi (3 times as fast). I am waiting for the fall refresh.
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Old May 29, 2013, 01:49 AM   #68
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I agree it's most likely to run the Haswell CPUs but only a minor speed bump of say 10%, all other spec is debatable at this point but they are likely to upgrade to the latest spec WiFi, Bluetooth and others at the same time.

If you need a new imac then get it now but if you can wait at least 6 months them wait. Personally I'd wait until after the WWDC even if it's unlikely Apple will release a new iMac then it might give an idea as to how long it will be.
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