- Jan 3, 2020
I mean, they've done education models in the past before, looking at the 20" 2009 C2D 2.0GHz, and also the late 21.5" 2011, I don't get why they couldn't do this now? The only iMac I can think of that fits this description nowadays is the 21.5" 2014 non-retina 1.4GHz.I do understand it might be aimed towards schools but come on make it a special order or build an entire new line that’saimes towards such customers it the schoolMac instead I’d the iMac!
Yes, I am waiting for SSD to be standard before I upgrade my ageing Late 2013 27". Not paying the prices they want for HDD, at that price it needs SSD. Also the cheapest iMac - dual core with 5400rpm HDD just shouldn´t exist. Anyone (uninformed) buying this and discovering how slow it is, then finding out the next model up, is so much better (apart from the HDD), for not much more, would leave a bad taste.I agree, SSD should be the standard now across the line. Anything else is such a lesser experience and leaves people with a very negative impression of the product. SSD is now so affordable there's no excuse. Even if they started out with a lower performance/cheaper module in the base products, that would still be infinitely better than a lousy spinning disk.
So you're blaming the YTer and not apple who is still equipping iMacs with 5400 rpm drives in 2020? Seriously, its ludicrous that apple is charging $$$ and using such substandard components.This guy writes for Forbes and he didnt even upgrade to the Fusion drive lol
So you're blaming the YTer and not apple who is still equipping iMacs with 5400 rpm drives in 2020? Seriously, its ludicrous that apple is charging $$$ and using such substandard components.
Yes, may very well sufficient knowledge but the point is, is that if you walk into an apple store, buy a stock model, you're getting a 5,400 rpm drive, its really sad.I am pointing out that since the author writes for a well-respected financial magazine, he likely has some investigative skills and could easily find out that a spinning disk is not the way to go in 2020, especially when he uses a MacBook Pro with SSD. I agree that Apple should not be offering a spinning disk in 2020 but the author is not some neophyte and should have known better.
...and these days, a 240-256GB SSD is in the same price bracket as 1TB of spinning rust, anyhow, so a 128GB would be nickel-and-diming.However, 128 Gb SSD would anyway be a better option in this case as it is big enough for software and these machines does not store data. .
Sadly I think it will go away when Apple struggle to source old fashioned drives ( like the problem they said they had with the drives for the iPod Classic)....and these days, a 240-256GB SSD is in the same price bracket as 1TB of spinning rust, anyhow, so a 128GB would be nickel-and-diming.
Its probably something stupid, like Kwik-y-mart won't stock anything with less than 1TB on the sticker - although its not like 1TB of SSD is "high rollers only" in 2020. I suppose the simplest explanation Apple not wanting to give up that 4x markup on SSD upgrades...
I expect the issue will go away when Apple eventually update the iMac with a T2 chip.
I would say that's the first incorrect impression. I honestly don't know why Forbes has survived this long.I am pointing out that since the author writes for a well-respected financial magazine...
If he does, it's apparent that he couldn't be bothered to utilize them....he likely has some investigative skills...