Well, maybe I won’t have to update to the newest iMac, after all. I was expecting a wham-bam, gotta-have update to the all-in-one desktop, but found the latest rev a bit underwhelming.
Sure, all new iMac models come standard with Intel Core processors built on a new architecture. Based on Intel’s 32-nanometer process technology, these processors set new benchmarks for iMac performance. And the the ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB of memory is an option. But my iMac has a quad-core Core i7 running at 2.8GHz and an ATI Radeon 4850 with 512MB of VRAM. So how much of a performance boost would I honesty see?
I like the idea of the Magic Trackpad and the Apple Battery Charger. But they’re US$69 and $29 options, respectively, so I can get them for my current iMac.
My present system was the top-of-the-line iMac when I bought it last October. So, unless I’m missing something, guess I’ll save my moolah for an iMac update that offers some really must-have additions — at least USB 3.0 support and perhaps and HDMI port. Heck, the iMac and Mac Pro updates don’t even deserve top billing on Apple’s home page, where the iPhone 4 still holds court.
BTW, sorry for the lack of updates yesterday. But Yours Truly was having some major dental surgery. I’m still a bit fuzzy headed thanks to the meds, but I’m back in the saddle.
— Dennis Sellers