Originally Posted by faZZter
Looks like a decent upgrade for the iMacs, but how well is that mobile chipset gonna push the display at native resolution in modern games? For those of us really into PC games it isn't going to touch a real desktop setup.
"Serious" gamers have generally avoided Macs, anyway, so it's not the target audience. Intel's Haswell graphics will be fine for casual gamers - and even mid-range gamers, but it's unlikely that you'd be buying an AIO (from ANYONE, much less from Apple) if you were a serious gamer.
Originally Posted by BigPhotos
I'm ready to order the 21.5" - but the deal breaker is the non-user access to the RAM. That is such an incredibly stupid decision. How do I know what I will need 3 years from now .... will 8GB be enough -- or will even 16 GB be too little ? Having to take the whole thing apart to update RAM is just not going to work for me.
So - the choice is the huge 27" it will overwhelm my desktop --- but it does offer:
user-accessible SO-DIMM slots< upgrade to 32GB as needed.
I had hopes that this update would fix this dumb move -- but for the 21.5" it is still soldered RAM.
That's a choice you have to make. Apple has apparently found that very few people actually upgrade their RAM, anyway, especially on lower end models. I know that my experience is that not that many people do it. And given the high resale value of Macs, selling your old one and buying a new one is not that expensive of an option if in 3 years you find that 16 GB isn't enough.
(although I suspect that it will be plenty for most people. The years of rapidly escalating RAM requirements seem to be behind us).