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Latest Gen iMac 21" with Retina Display @ Best Buy $1099.99 after Educational Discount - MNDY2LL/A

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This is the latest with new processor and Retina display. It's already $100 less and with Edu discount making it a total of $200 savings.

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21.5-inch (diagonal) 4096-by- 2304 Retina 4K display

Stunning 5-mm-thin design

Seventh-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors

Radeon Pro 555 graphics processor with up to 4GB video memory

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

802.11ac Wi-Fi

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Spinner hdd. Yuck. 21 inch 4k with tiny text. Ick.
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Spinner hdd. Yuck. 21 inch 4k with tiny text. Ick.
Not tony text, it's a Retina display. So effective resolution in Full HD
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Terrible deal...also can't expand the memory.
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The lack of at least a fusion drive kills this deal. I bought an iMac with a spinning hard drive a few weeks ago and was getting the spinning beach ball when launching Safari... on a brand new computer! I took it back and got one with a fusion drive... much better
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The lack of at least a fusion drive kills this deal. I bought an iMac with a spinning hard drive a few weeks ago and was getting the spinning beach ball when launching Safari... on a brand new computer! I took it back and got one with a fusion drive... much better
you do know that a fusion drive is a hybrid that has both ssd and a "spinning drive" together right?
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The lack of at least a fusion drive kills this deal. I bought an iMac with a spinning hard drive a few weeks ago and was getting the spinning beach ball when launching Safari... on a brand new computer! I took it back and got one with a fusion drive... much better
But even then, the Fusion Drive that's included with the 1TB and lower spinning drives are only 24GB. Yikes! Think they used to be 128GB, which was far more reasonable.
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Anyone knows which is a better gpu: Amd r9 m390 vs Amd pro 555? Which source to back up claim? Thanks
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Terrible deal...also can't expand the memory.
False.


https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06...e-ram-cpu/
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False.


https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06...e-ram-cpu/ [macrumors.com]
Technically maybe, practically no, unless you're willing to hire someone or just pay Apple upfront(which you could do before too). Did you even READ that article? Or did you just google and post an article because of the title?

Cuz if you did, you would've read:
After slicing through the adhesive that secures the 4K display to the iMac's housing and removing the power supply, hard drive, and fan, iFixit discovered that the memory modules aren't soldered onto the logic board like previous models, but instead sit in two removable SO-DIMM slots.

So IF you're a technically capable person and don't mind risking damaging your iMAC then yes, but the average consumer is going to have to hire someone or just pay apple in the first place.
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Technically maybe, practically no, unless you're willing to hire someone or just pay Apple upfront(which you could do before too). Did you even READ that article? Or did you just google and post an article because of the title?

Cuz if you did, you would've read:
After slicing through the adhesive that secures the 4K display to the iMac's housing and removing the power supply, hard drive, and fan, iFixit discovered that the memory modules aren't soldered onto the logic board like previous models, but instead sit in two removable SO-DIMM slots.

So IF you're a technically capable person and don't mind risking damaging your iMAC then yes, but the average consumer is going to have to hire someone or just pay apple in the first place.
The point of the guys post was that YES, it IS POSSIBLE. Whereas with previous 21.5 inch iMacs it wasn't.

True, in this case youd be better off buying the config you need upfront. But its not totally impossible so down the road when youve got no warranty you could do it yourself or take it in to a 3rd party mac shop and have them upgrade your ram.

Its a step up from last time, thats for sure.
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Anyone knows which is a better gpu: Amd r9 m390 vs Amd pro 555? Which source to back up claim? Thanks
R9 M390 is about 30-35% more powerful according to raw 3Dmark11 GPU numbers.

The PRO 560 would be more equivalent to the M390.
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But even then, the Fusion Drive that's included with the 1TB and lower spinning drives are only 24GB. Yikes! Think they used to be 128GB, which was far more reasonable.
The new ones have 32GB as minimum I believe. It just acts as a cache for often used programs (Safari, mail, photos, etc.) so 128GB never really made sense for that purpose.

Im not 100% sure but I think people were able to get the OS installed on the 128GB SSD and use the hard drive as storage. Apple might have wanted to cut down on that sort of thing because, well, they're apple and you'll have to pay if you want an SSD.
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Technically maybe, practically no, unless you're willing to hire someone or just pay Apple upfront(which you could do before too). Did you even READ that article? Or did you just google and post an article because of the title?

Cuz if you did, you would've read:
After slicing through the adhesive that secures the 4K display to the iMac's housing and removing the power supply, hard drive, and fan, iFixit discovered that the memory modules aren't soldered onto the logic board like previous models, but instead sit in two removable SO-DIMM slots.

So IF you're a technically capable person and don't mind risking damaging your iMAC then yes, but the average consumer is going to have to hire someone or just pay apple in the first place.
Who really cares about upgrading the ram, HD, graphics card? Your average user, even on a PC never, ever bother to....yes average....all new iMac's 8GB is the standard RAM. This is a retina display with Radeon 2GB memory vs the cheaper one which is not retina...so what i paid for is a better machine at the entry model price.

And yes, my friends and I are all techies but we really don't bother upgrading the vast majority of our hardware. we use it till its dead then buy another.....
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The new ones have 32GB as minimum I believe. It just acts as a cache for often used programs (Safari, mail, photos, etc.) so 128GB never really made sense for that purpose.

Im not 100% sure but I think people were able to get the OS installed on the 128GB SSD and use the hard drive as storage. Apple might have wanted to cut down on that sort of thing because, well, they're apple and you'll have to pay if you want an SSD.
Actually, with the Apple's version of fusion drive, its actually not used as a "cache" so to speak. somehow, the OS writes to the SSD first until it runs out of room then somehow if figures out what you use the most then starts moving things around storing less used crap like Justine Bieber songs to the spinning HD and moving Bestie Boy songs to the SSD....

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...726,00.asp
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