Ars Technica 27" review

Discussion in 'iMac' started by deltrotter, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2004
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    Thanks Del.

    Concerning the SSD, the 768GB SSD can be created from these Samsung 830-based parts. Prices are from

    $190-220 256GB 2.5" SSD (in Apple's SSD stick form)
    Model #: MZ-7PC256N/AM
    Model #: MZ-7PC256B/WW
    Model #: MZ-7PC256D/AM

    $530-570 512GB 2.5" SSD (in 2.5" form)
    Model #: MZ-7PC512D/AM
    Model #: MZ-7PC512B/WW
    Model #: MZ-7PC512N/AM

    So the price plays between $720-790 of SSD parts. My guess is Apple gets a volume price of around $650 for the 768GB combination. They double that price for the BTO'd $1,300.

    Apple could've gone with a more palatable 1024GB SSD (512GB stick + 512GB 2.5") and make $1,300 price tag seem very reasonable.

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