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I sure hope not and I think it would be a terrible idea. 15" should be reserved for pro notebooks only even if you don't consider the 15" rMBP a true notebook for professionals.
hmm - The SSD for me was a lot more difficult to replace because I couldn't get it to fit correctly. I did get it to attach to the SATA port but not to fit in just right.
The mini is easy as hell to upgrade the memory on, those who broke the clips were careless. Don't get me wrong, you have to be careful with the clips though if you follow the OWC video, you should be fine.The SSD I feel is another matter but the only reason I didn't pay Apple's price in 2011 is because they were charging $600 for a 256 GB SSD and a year later they cut that price in half.
That's more for the other thread. : P If it stays the way it is, memory isn't an issue since even with DDR3 memory prices going up, it will still be cheaper to upgrade yourself vs. upgrading with Apple. The SSD just needs to have a 512 GB option perhaps at $400 and drop the 256 GB option to $200 from $300.
What I wonder is whether there will be as much fanfare on the Rev. B edition of the retina MacBook Pro as there was when it was introduced. Certainly the discrete graphics won't be too much of an improvement until next year with nVidia's Maxwell series. I still am going to lock horns with Marvin (I believe it was him) on the idea of a 15" rMBP with just integrated graphics. The cost needs to go down and the graphics are not ready no matter what Intel claims. I stand by...
All I play wizard are old games mostly through MAME. The Intel HD 3000 plays them just fine (and I'd hope they would) except for Gauntlet Legends. The Intel HD 4000 isn't a huge improvement over the HD 3000 but I think the 4600 or whatever is in the mini I buy will be.
Hopefully they'll have a 512 GB SSD option.
I am almost certain I will buy a mini since flash storage is not offered with the 21.5" iMacs and I cannot afford a 27" at the moment.
I have to read all of your posts more thoroughly to really digest them but if I buy an iMac it will be with my money only and for me only, not to share. : P My current mini has an SSD in it (Samsung 470) so it flies for basic use. I still have plenty of time to decide.
I know I will be buying a mini this year because I want one and I will probably give my old one to my mother since she wants a computer herself. I will probably purchase a quad core i7 mini with an SSD and expect it to come with the HD4600 or GT2 graphics which will be a nice jump over my dual core i5 with HD3000 graphics. As for the iMac, I don't know what is going to happen there. To me, they need to increase the standard video memory for me to consider purchasing...
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