Yes. I do. Perhaps in 5-7-10 more years. In the future, I see a computer system with NO moving parts. I see computers using internal SSDs, I see some super large size USB sticks (for portability) and I see wireless on HDMI feature as well. Today, we already have wireless to Home Media Players (like the Patriot and WD Media Server units).
No, I don't. I see it from a different angle, though.
I found SSD drives for about £1.20 per GB; my external drive was about £0.05 per GB. So I can store 800 pictures of 25MB each for one pound; with SSD it would be about 32.On the other hand, Canon 5D Mark II (21MP) produces RAW files at ~25MB each. Thus, 100GB of disk space can hold ~4000 pictures. (Deviation: Guys, in 1986 the first PC at our home was a 286 with 20MB hard drive. Its space wouldn't have been enough for a single Canon 5D mark II RAW file!!!)
If you are worried about doing it yourself, you can buy an SSD and send both it and the iMac to OWC to have them install it in the computer for you for $100.I have a pretty simple question: do you think the next iMac will have an SSD as standard, or are we a while away?
After using a MacBook Air with an SSD, my computer (20" Core 2 Duo iMac) feels soooooo slow