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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:14 AM   #126
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Ordered a 27" iMac with 8GB RAM (going to max out with Crucial.com) and 3TB fusion drive. I don't care if one drive dies because I use Backblaze to backup, as well as external storage to backup.

This is my first iMac purchase. Now what should I do with my Mac mini....
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:15 AM   #127
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why no 3 TB Fusion Drive option on the 21.5" model?? i imagine that's kinda annoying for some folks that you'd need to get the 27" for that...
Because the 21.5" model is using 2.5" HDDs. There's no 3GB 2.5" HDD available currently.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:17 AM   #128
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Well if you have an interest in gaming, then you have to buy the top of the line to get the good best graphics card. Since Fusion drive is a must as well, then you are looking at $2399. That's a good chunk of change for a desktop in this day and age. And I think in practice you have to buy an external DVD player if you don't have something around the house that you can use. So I would tack on another $100. I don't exactly recall, but I feel like I spent less a year and half ago. I think I was able to just get the top end iMac for $1999 and that had the top end graphics card (though only the 1GB version). SSD didn't seem to make sense to me at the price back then since I would also need additional HD storage. It would be pricier for me to get what I would want on this generation if I were in the market.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:20 AM   #129
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:21 AM   #130
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Called to upgrade my shipping and they switched it to expedited for free. They were probably going to send it that quickly anyhow but it's great knowing it'll definitely get here earlier. Great customer service. My phone call was done in 3 minutes with no wait time.
thanks for the tip! just did the same and now she says it will deliver dec 12-17
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:23 AM   #131
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Well that me 2,437.99 + the cost of 4 non-apple 8gb ram sticks the poorer,
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:26 AM   #132
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:29 AM   #133
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The real question is, why no fusion drive in the $1,299 model?

The 1499 model has it, which is the same except for the processor and graphic card. So if you want the fusion drive, they FORCE you to get the processor and graphic card upgrade. Pure economic ******** calculations just because they think it will make them more money. They are really letting "the ties" making decisions more and more.

They can't tell me you need the 2.9 Ghz processor for the SSD to work...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:29 AM   #134
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no more SSD in 21.5" model and only 27" model 768Gb SSD for 1300 bucks.
Apple made up a Fusion drive for lammers.
the fusion drive can uncoupled to be made into a standalone SSD and a separate HDD with a little terminal fiddling.

Fusion is just the SSD and HDD working together as a consolidated storage medium, TBH id take Fusion over the separates any day, i just wish apple would enable TRIM and Fusion support on the older macs.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:32 AM   #135
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No thank you

I own a 2010 iMac. I would not buy another one based on what Apple has done to this machine. They have ruined it. No optical drive? Sorry, I use one. And am NOT going to live my live buying everything form iTunes. No self RAM upgrades on 21 inch model? This is just greed and theft by Apple. It is THIN on the side. So what!? It is still "fat" in the back and the old one was not fat.

No Firewire? SD card reader impossible to find in the back?

In short, Apple has just signed the death warrant for the iMac.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:32 AM   #136
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Question.

I am looking at getting the 27" iMac but am unsure wether or not I should get the 1TB Hard drive or the 1TB Fusion Drive. The Standard is set at 7200 rpm. Is that good enough?

In New Zealand its an extra $400 for the Fusion Drive
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:33 AM   #137
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:36 AM   #138
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The real question is, why no fusion drive in the $1,299 model?

The 1499 model has it, which is the same except for the processor and graphic card. So if you want the fusion drive, they FORCE you to get the processor and graphic card upgrade. Pure economic ******** calculations just because they think it will make them more money. They are really letting "the ties" making decisions more and more.

They can't tell me you need the 2.9 Ghz processor for the SSD to work...
they do similar things with their macbook lineup. They without certain upgrades for the "higher end" version
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:38 AM   #139
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thanks for the tip! just did the same and now she says it will deliver dec 12-17
Glad it helped!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:39 AM   #140
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I'm in a bit of a dilemma.

I've got the budget for either a 21.5" with better processor, or 16Gb memory or fusion drive. Just one extra. Which will give me more bang for my pennies?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:39 AM   #141
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I have been waiting since March and now I can't afford it lmao
Tell me about it.. I have a nice $2566 (w/ tax) system sitting in my cart. Unfortunately, I've had home repairs go about $3000 over budget, and that was before my water service line sprung a leak.........
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:39 AM   #142
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I own a 2010 iMac. I would not buy another one based on what Apple has done to this machine. They have ruined it. No optical drive? Sorry, I use one. And am NOT going to live my live buying everything form iTunes. No self RAM upgrades on 21 inch model? This is just greed and theft by Apple. It is THIN on the side. So what!? It is still "fat" in the back and the old one was not fat.

No Firewire? SD card reader impossible to find in the back?

In short, Apple has just signed the death warrant for the iMac.
Slightly melodramatic?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:46 AM   #143
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Oh good, I thought I was the only one

$1300 for a desktop with a 21.5 inch monitor, 1 TB 5400 RPM drive and non-user upgradable RAM. Sigh, I am not THAT much of a sheep Apple.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:48 AM   #144
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I am not purchasing this iMac but if I was to (Australian dollars):

1. My 2011 iMac 21.5 with i7 cost me $1800 roughly.

2. If I was to get the 21.5 (high end) I'd need/want:
3.1ghz i7, 16GB ram preinstalled, 1TB fusion drive, superdrive
Total cost: $2567

3. If I was to get the 27 (high end) I'd need/want:
3.4ghz i7, NVIDIA 680MX 2GB, 1TB HDD, 8GB ram (will buy more 3rd party later)
Total cost: $2677

So the difference in cost for my wants/needs for 21.5 vs 27 is $110. If I opted for the standard cpu in the 27 iMac, that'd make the 27 cheaper then the 21.5 for me. So hmmm, this round of iMacs are really mot cheap at all. Tough to get a decent BTO order for under $2000 anymore.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:49 AM   #145
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Any idea why Apple says, that "Note: Boot Camp is not supported on the 3TB hard drive at this time."`?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:56 AM   #146
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Ordered my BTO 27" just now. Upgraded the processor to i7, the HD 3tb fusion, and trackpad instead of mouse. Everything else standard. Ships in 2-3 weeks. Can not wait. My bottom of the line 24" late 2007 iMac is just limping along.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:57 AM   #147
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So does this thing open up?

Can anyone confirm if HDD is user serviceable?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:57 AM   #148
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Any idea why Apple says, that "Note: Boot Camp is not supported on the 3TB hard drive at this time."`?
My guess would be because boot camp uses mbr partitioning, which only goes up to 2TB.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:58 AM   #149
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I debated the 21.5 versus 27. The bigger size and resolution is very tempting, but I ended up deciding on the 21.5. I lug my iMac to my friend's house relatively often for LAN games. My current iMac is 20 lbs and is a bit of a beast to lug. The 27" is the same weight but even bigger beast. The 21.5 is 12 lbs which seems much nicer for semi-regular portability.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:58 AM   #150
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Does anybody have any idea whether or not you're able to get an iMac with a fusion drive in the stores themselves? It's not one of their stock options online obviously.
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