- Jan 26, 2013
- Gigabyte Z390 Designare
- UHD 630
No progress at all. Intel launch 11 Gen CPUs - very performance, AMD release new graphic card RX 6700/6900. Apple stay with M1 chip (
Yea, my Macbook Pro from 2016 has 256g of drive space. My next one won't. My hack boots from 2TB. All of these new iMacs seem short on memory and RAM. But we will see how configurable they are in AprilYeah, unfortunately, I think all Macs going forward will be pretty much disposable products with nothing (realistically) upgradeable.
That's why it's even more important than ever to make wise decisions when choosing options.
There's a hack for the fanless Airs which allows them to work hard for as long as the M1 MBPro and Mini's - its just a couple of thermal pads joining the SoC to the bottom casing. The issue is that the bottom gets just a bit too hot to have on your lap. With the iMacs being about 3 or 4 times the area of the laptops I think youre right - that they could have had passive cooling without affecting performance at all. Given where they are It wouldn't have been hard to design it so you can swap the fans without opening it but I dont suppose they have.Yeah. I was a bit disappointed to see fans in the iMac. I'm sure they could have found a way to make it completely fanless by using all that aluminum to cool the M1. I'm pretty sure the iMac will be sealed with lots of glue making cleaning of the fans near impossible.
I think this is precisely what they want - consumable computing devices designed and intended to be replaced on a frequent basis. Keeps people in the "consumption" cycle that puts cash in Apple's pocket. Hopefully people's occupations will continue to supply the assets necessary to keep up with that cycle.Buying a Mac Mini M1 was bad enough I really couldn't splash the cash on a disposable iMac. What's more the keyboard and mouse are disposable too. My own Magic Mouse is a 1st Gen using AA rechargables. I really don't like the whole tech scene is becoming so "throw away". Can't be good for the environment ...
I think they are also being affected by the limited supply of semi-conductors like most every other company in the world. TSMC is really overtaxed with demand for their products right now. Apple pays them more $ but they can still only make so many chips in any given day.Apple stay with M1 chip
Not modded mine, no need for my usage and not until guarantee expires.Though very tempted I am with the banana iMac!, I wouldn't get one!. I felt a bit underwhelmed by the iMac reveal, I'll stick with my M1 MBA, which as @nicksoph points out can be made even more powerful by the use of thermal pads, I haven't attempted it yet!. I was impressed with the iPad Pro which I would choose over the iMac.