Updated iMac line expected to boost Apple's share of PC market

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  • Reply 21 of 22
    pbpb Posts: 4,255member
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    Originally Posted by ksec View Post


    Next iMac will need 8GB Ram as standard, we have gone past 4GB Ram, especially for 1K+ price range computers.



    Probably, but Apple has invented the new RAM: SSD. The prices are still very high and on top of that people often complain that there are third-party SSD's that perform much better. I am interested in iMacs and I will need one this year, but I am not going to pay 750 euros to have the option 2TB HD + 256 GB SSD. Yes, this is 1115 USD, almost the cost of a new entry-level iMac. And where this 750 euros comes from? The 2 TB option alone is 150 euros and the 256 GB SSD alone is 500 euros. Taking both should cost at most as much as the sum if not less; but no way more.



    Practically, this means for me that I will postpone for as long as I can such a purchase and I will certainly end up not shelling out the money for such options and stay limited to a more basic configuration. And of course I will not upgrade to Lion since there is in my plans a new computer, but given Apple's practices concerning pricing over Europe, it will take much time. This is a fairly general attitude in Europe towards Apple computers. Too bad for them.
  • Reply 22 of 22
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
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    Originally Posted by ksec View Post


    Next iMac will need 8GB Ram as standard, we have gone past 4GB Ram, especially for 1K+ price range computers.



    No, not at all. If the OS doesn't need it, there's no reason to include it standard.



    And thank you for being one of four posts in this thread that don't deserve to be deleted.
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