Hang on people, slow down. The max IS 1Gb, Apple has always sold BTO's in the first few months with less than the max if it was a new RAM type, which this IS. The internal DIMM can be up to a 512, the accessable SODIMM slot will accept up to a 512. Apple only has supplies of up to 256's at this time. They may not have a line on quality RAM at a reasonable price yet. Remember, it's a build option not a GURU configurator. It's currently the only 100Mhz SODIMM in Apple's line other than the iBook which doesn't use a 512 module in that slot (it'd be too big). Apple is just using their existing supply of 256 SODIMMs to start off with.
I just had a look at the apple store. The superdrive model allows to configure the imac for 1Gb, but the other models are only letting you to select 768Mb (Does not matter because they are not shipping yet + this problem will probably be sorted before they ship).
I guess you folk have seen the results so far (37% top rating, 0-1% bottom). From my failing memory is doesn't seem to reflect the fact that about 50% of the posts post-Macworld were negative.
I still love the idea of it and am dying to play with one, BUT in my mac-evangalist way my own poll of people I've asked (mixture of PC/MAC types) the general feeling is "it's a bit retro could look very out-dated within a couple a years". I'm not sure, but there may be point here, given Steve Js pronoucement that this is gonna last 10 years.
1. sorry for helping to incur the wrath of macrumors admin yesterday (many topics going off message
2. sorry for having a couple of them "OFFICIALLY" closed, we didn't mean any harm, kinda a post-MWSF detox
3. Did anyone laugh as loudly as I did at Steve's throwaway comment about Photoshop while demoing iPhoto, which I have to agree is a very smart piece of software?
I guess that SomeAppleGuy hasn't seen this thread yet since there are no votes for "overpriced lamp" yet. I am somewhat surprised that over half of the poll results are positive after all the complaining people did (perhaps you all secretly liked but didn't want to admit it). I guess the ones who hate the iMac are a minority, a loud minority.
I have asked a number of people what they think of the new iMac and I have reached a rather interesting conclusion. PC users like it more than mac users. Perhaps its because the mac users have been "spoiled" with inovative technology that has a great stylistic appeal. Then again maybe my PC using pals are finally seeing the light
Hey if anyone knows a good population of mac and pc users, could you ask them about the iMac and report back on the findings.
So far from my limited polling of friends and customers, the same feeling is coming through, existing mac-users "not sure", pc users, "wow".
If this really is the case (and it certainly the case regarding OS X, non-mac users are really impressed in a way they never were with previous OSs, whereas a lot of long time macusers are "Oh it looks a bit kiddy and gimicky") and Steve can get the machine out there in front of people, then he may well have played a master stroke and we will finally (I know we've all hoped in vain before) get the extra pentration and market share that such great products deserve and demand.