"Nice machine, but lack innovation."2.0 starson by servnhim
Pros: Screen, solid build quality, the best support in the industry.
Cons: - Subpar internals (laptop parts)
- 5400 RPM laptop hard drive
- User cannot upgrade memory or hard drive
- No SuperDrive
- No HDMI or VGA
- No touchscreen
- Lack of innovation.
Summary: Wonderful. Let's look at the facts:
First, Apple removes VGA/DVI ports and you have to pay the $30 dollar Apple connection tax.
Next, let's removed the ability to upgrade the memory and seal up the machine. Let's call this the Apple has lost its mind tax.
Let's not add industry and customer demanded HDMI and Blue-ray. So much for the digital hub.
Since you can buy movies and shows from iTunes, let's now remove the superdrive and slim down the iMac. Oh! Let's put in a 5400RPM hard drive and laptop parts, raise the price and seal it so people will have to upgrade in just before AppleCare runs out.
People, Apple is losing touch with innovation. A slim iMac (desktop) is not impressive. You are purchasing a desktop for horsepower that is not provided by a laptop. Additionally, they are nickel and diming the public with "features" that are standard on every PC around the globe. Let's look at the math: $1299 for the entry 21.5" iMac, 5400RPM 1TB Hard Drive, $30 for VGA adapter, $30 for HDMI, $80 for USB 2.0 Apple SuperDrive, and $169 for AppleCare....you are at $1608, not including tax.
A similarly speced Dell 23" touchscreen i5, 8GB Ram (user upgradable to 16GB, 7200 RPM 1TB Hard drive, 3 year warranty and XPS Windows 8 Tablet, VGA, HDMI in and out, Coax Input and Blue Ray drive.....$1379.
Yes, the Apple products are pretty, but the performace is subpar and people are starting to see the light. This is the same with the iPhone, which is heading towards the same wall that Blackberry ran in to. The boomers and Generation X'ers are getting older and this millennial generation is android bound.