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Any guesses on release-date of a larger one? 27" or 30" or more?
My 27" from 2009 finally died. I took the 2TB-SSD that I had swapped in a few months ago (did I disturb something in there? Thermally-weaken something?), and booted from it through USB using an 11" MacBook air (2013), driving the laptop-screen and an external monitor. So the 27" lives-on, but could use a replacement pronto...
The 24" is easily good-enough for us, but don't want buyers-remorse when there's a 32" curved-screen with telepathic-input.
PS: The old 27" now has pink/green artifacts on screen (vertical stripes sometimes, dots sometimes) even with the old 7200 RPM HD back in, and won't boot.
It *WILL* boot to recovery area and can run diagnostics on the drive and thinks it's OK (with the screen-artifacts).
So it's strange that it can "work" in recovery mode (even time-machine-restore fully), but when asked to "real" boot, it can't.
And of course the SSD works USB'd to the Air.
Strange. GPU-artifacts that interfere with NORMAL booting, but not booting to the recovery area, and the drive is OK since it's works externally.
I've posted over the years about our 2009 27" iMac with 2TB of 7200rpm storage for $2600.
I've watched through the Fusion-drive years, waiting for 2TB of SSD in the 27" for $2600. It happened a year or so ago.
This article reminds me it's past 4/30/21, and full pricing is up.
The mid-level 24" iMac with 16GB and 2TB SSD is $2500.
I know the 27"+ will be more $, but this is a fair reference-comparison.
Given 10 years of Inflation and loads of 2009-impossible technology, doesn't that make this new iMac a.....Technology-Miracle?
Have a 27" iMac from 2009 with 2TB of 7200-RPM storage; was $2600.
For about a year or so one can get an Intel 27" with 2TB of SSD (no Fusion) for about $2600. Been waiting a long time for 2TB-No-Fusion, but haven't bought yet.
When Mx hits the 27", how much will 2TB of on-board storage be?
Given that the technology between 2009 and now is horse/buggy to SpaceX, it will be pretty impressive if it's the same $2600.
The new 24"s are pretty amazing too. Want to see one in person of course.
Great machine. Our 2009 with 2TB HD is still hanging on (fine) for our super-basic use-case of lots of home photos.
Our 2009 iMac (nearly-maxed) was $2600. I've been watching for years to see when 2TB SSD was near-$2600.
The mid-range 27" with 16GB upgrade and 2TB upgrade is $2800. With inflation those prices could be very similar.
Like others I'd like to know about upgradeable RAM...
If it wasn't for COVID and job-loss-stress, it would be a serious contender to buy now. I still like the form factor and won't need the performance benefits of Apple Silicon given our simple uses.WITH COVID, it's hunker-down and wait. My industry is long-cycle, and will be strained for some time. Maybe this iMac can hang on until we see the new form factor.Cheers!
PS: Fun update: Our 2009 iMac is old enough that its Apple-trade-in value is "eligible for Recycling". Funny.