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Old Dec 3, 2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Engadget iMac review

Mostly positive review from Engadget. Gives high marks to performance and especially the display. The Verge gave it a 9.0 and c|net gave it an "editors choice". Will be interesting to read if forum member reviews are similar.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/03/a...012/#continued
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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according to the article, in order to replace ram, you have to use a pin to open a door in the back, but reading other threads here, people have been saying that it can only be done by opening up the screen on the front.

which is true or did i misread the other threads?

i've never had an imac before, but strongly considering getting the 21"
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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according to the article, in order to replace ram, you have to use a pin to open a door in the back, but reading other threads here, people have been saying that it can only be done by opening up the screen on the front.

which is true or did i misread the other threads?

i've never had an imac before, but strongly considering getting the 21"
They talk about the 27":
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The one difference is that the memory slots are user-accessible on the 27-inch model, but not on the 21-inch one.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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according to the article, in order to replace ram, you have to use a pin to open a door in the back, but reading other threads here, people have been saying that it can only be done by opening up the screen on the front.

which is true or did i misread the other threads?

i've never had an imac before, but strongly considering getting the 21"
Both are true.

That is one of the differences between 27" and 21".
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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I'm surprised at their impression of the speakers. The first review that actually praised them. Does anyone have any first-hand experience with the iMac speakers? Are they really that bad?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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Well, I haven't heard the speakers on the new iMac but they sure do suck on my Alu 24" model, having dedicated speakers (for me a 2.1 system) is almost a necessity.

Look at this as the same as TV's: the thinner the TV the thinner / smaller the speakers need to be, which means they're not as powerful and not good quality, which a sound system is almost a necessity as well (in my case a 5.1 system). I'm assuming this is exactly the same when it comes to the iMac speakers.
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