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post #31 of 65
Well if nothing else, the average Mac user (ie the vast majority of them, myself included), couldnt care less about this. Personally, the only upgrade I care about is adding more RAM, which is still quite easy thankfully. If my HDD fails, it's off to the Apple store. Just the way the cookie crumbles. Taking apart an iMac isn't an easy task and it's one I'm not interested in undertaking.

The iMac is still head and shoulders the best all-in-one on the market, and arguably the best desktop.
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post #32 of 65
I don't know who pisses me off more: apple or apple's fanboys.

I own a few apple products including several macbook pros AND I own a few PCs. Both have their advantages and disadvantages and this new apple "feature" is a disadvantage and any fanboy that tries to convince me otherwise is going to have a difficult time.

Swapping out hard drives should be something 90% of users can do on their own. Either that or apple should charge a fair price...which of course they never do as anyone who has seen what apple charges for ram knows all too well.
post #33 of 65
Yes everyone.

Do not factor in a superior build quality. Rock solid OS that on average is MUCH more secure and stable than Windows, and the ability to go to a store specifically geared torwards sale/repair of your brand.

Yes, your piece of plastic HP is totally on the same level.

Hardware might be better in the HP, but how long will that notebook last you? How more prone is plastic to breaking than aluminum? How easy is it to service any damages?

Exactly.

There are more to computer than what most of you see. I speak from a more objective, IT driven perspective.
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Except they're using Western Digital Caviar Blues, of course.

i wish my friend's from 2009 did.
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Yes everyone.

Do not factor in a superior build quality. Rock solid OS that on average is MUCH more secure and stable than Windows, and the ability to go to a store specifically geared torwards sale/repair of your brand.

Yes, your piece of plastic HP is totally on the same level.

Hardware might be better in the HP, but how long will that notebook last you? How more prone is plastic to breaking than aluminum? How easy is it to service any damages?

Exactly.

There are more to computer than what most of you see. I speak from a more objective, IT driven perspective.
Yes but if im going to spend a lot of money on something i WANT it to perform Good not just look pretty.

seems to me this thread is getting off topic
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post #36 of 65
Meh I dont like this idea. As if people were replacing them themselves in the past. If you didnt have a manual and were doing it yourself lol GG. Those things are a pain to work on anyway.

I'd imagine most people bringing it in to the Apple store for an upgrade anyway. This is a totally unnecessary change.

I also want to see pics of this damn connector.

on another note, my work bought me a new i5 27". It's pretty awesome.
 
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This man speaks the truth. Also there's a spare sata connection/slot to put in ANY STANDARD SATA DRIVE YOU WANT in addition to the one Apple provides.

So if you want to swap hard drives out for a bigger one, add and SSD, etc. it's as simple as plugging it in.


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The standard 4-pin SATA connector has been replaced with a 7-pin configuration that keeps you from hooking up just any old hard drive, and without that magical firmware the iMac won't even boot.
   
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hes trolling you and all of us.
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hes trolling you and all of us.
No. http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...e-options.html
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Yes but if im going to spend a lot of money on something i WANT it to perform Good not just look pretty.

seems to me this thread is getting off topic
Well good for you because it will perform good on top of that! And it won't just look pretty.. Thanks for not reading my post.

l2readb4upost.

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