Originally Posted by PB
Many care, outside of the U.S. of course. For example, if I was going to buy it, I would have to find a way of transportation since I don't have a car. This weight reduction comes very handy. You can tell me that in this case, I can order it online. Even so, less weight means a more friendly device for the economy and the environment.
Plus, I don't have a TV in my home. If I was to watch a movie on the iMac, I would have probably to move it occasionally around the house. Again the lighter iMac is much better suited for this.
You must talk about the 21.5" model, since in the 27" one even a small child can add memory.
Well, you seem to have some rather unique requirements for your iMac. I'm not sure how many people carry their computers from room to room to watch TV on it though. So I still don't see the weight and thickness reductions as being things that would matter to most. I could be wrong, but I just don't see it. And the same is especially true when talking about the one time trip of carrying it into your home if it hasn't been shipped to your door.
And no, I'm not talking so much about the 21.5" iMac. On that one, from what I've read, the RAM is nearly impossible for the average person to access. On the 27" model (which I have), the RAM in the new one is apparently harder (though not impossible) to access than on the older one. So that's why I said that it wasn't easily accessible.
They're good machines though. But for my needs, the weight and the thickness wouldn't matter one bit. Being able to easily get to the RAM and having an optical drive would matter much, much more. Especially for business use, I couldn't see myself buying the new one.