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  • New 2015 21.5-inch 4K iMac Gets the iFixit Teardown Treatment


    As typical with iFixit, Apple has released a new item, so it has received the tear-down treatment. The new 21.5-inch 4K late-2015 iMac has been torn down to its most essential pieces, giving the public an eye at what they can expect to be buying.

    Among some of the things that iFixit points out are an LG display, a significantly smaller flash partition in the Fusion Drive, screw-secured cable clamps for the wireless antenna cables, Samsung-branded SDRAM, a previous-generation Intel i5 core processor, and other goodies (or, badies?):




    We'd have to say there are more upsetting qualities about this computer than there are good. The RAM is non-upgradeable (soldered into the logic board), which is upsetting for anyone that doesn't want to pay the huge up-charge at checkout from Apple, as well as the CPU. The Fusion Drive is disappointingly low on flash storage, presenting possible speed problems down the line, and the display and glass are infused into one unit which means replacements are going to be expensive.

    As a result, the computer gets a 1 out of 10 repairability score from iFixit, which is the lowest it can get.

    The new 21.5-inch 4K iMac does have some disappointing qualities, however it's still a very affordable all-in-one computer from Apple, now starting at just $1499. You won't get any kind of dedicated graphics with that price though; instead, you'll be stuck with Integrated Intel graphics, which isn't very exciting for a desktop computer that's supposed to be known for its power when compared to a laptop.

    Source: iFixit
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New 2015 21.5-inch 4K iMac Gets the iFixit Teardown Treatment started by Anthony Bouchard View original post