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Apple's new 21.5-inch iMac won't let upgrade their RAM after purchase

Apple's new Retina-based iMac has non-upgradeable RAM

| Computer Systems News | Posted: Oct 25, 2012 6:29 am

Apple's new Retina-based iMac is a thin, petite, great-looking all-in-one, but it does have one, huge flaw: it has no ability to upgrade the RAM after the purchase. Softpedia notes that Apple have removed the optical drive and laminated the glass face to the LCD panel.

 

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This is great, it makes it thin, with 5mm-thick edges, but now the RAM can't be upgraded once you've purchased it. Normally there'd be just a few screws to undo, slap the new RAM in and away you go. The stock 21.5-inch iMac sports 8GB of RAM, but there are power users who would like the option of moving up to 16GB, maybe not one day-one, but down the track.

 

There are two options to get out of this, buy a 21.5-inch iMac with 16GB RAM at the time of purchase, or ride right up to the 27-inch iMac that does have user-serviceable RAM.

NEWS SOURCES:Bgr.com

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