Torn on desktop system

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by evanrousso, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. evanrousso macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    I bet Apple would gain a lot of market share if the released an upgradeable system like the mac pro with the specs of the imac...and completely do away with the imac line.

    I want an iMac. But I also want to be able to upgrade things like the hard drive/video card etc... in the future. I dont want to buy an iMac and be stuck with those specs until I want to get a new machine.
  2. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2005
    No way! I wish they made an iMac with the MacPro specs! While the older iMacs were "user accessible", it would be nice to upgrade the new "closed system" iMacs...but I hate the tower's size. It's nice to have the whole computer sitting on my desk without running cables everywhere. :)
  3. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    Apple couldn't possibly do away with the iMac line. The iMac (name and computer) is one of Apple's most well-known product names, behind the iPod. However, I agree Apple should release a regular consumer tower or "headless" iMac. There might be a bit of a problem though, because if you go over to Circuit City or Newegg or someplace, everything there probably isn't Mac-compatible out-of-the-box.
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Before we start another one, please see the bazillion xMac threads that have been running for years here and elsewhere. Personally, I like the small iMac footprint which gives me working room on my desk and legroom under it.
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    there are countless threads on this.

    i think the iMac is a perfect machine. if you foresee yourself needing more hard drive space (why else would you want to upgrade in the future?) then get a larger HD now. if you see yourself wanting a better graphics card in the future, just get it now.

    if you can't afford the upgrades, you'll have to decide what's more important: getting the machine now or getting the machine you want in 3, 6, 12 months.

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