The New $1099 iMac

19 June 2014

Other World Computing:

Now that we’ve had time to teardown the new iMac, unlike the $1,299 iMac, we found this iMac has the memory soldered to the motherboard removing any possibility of adding additional memory. Users will be permanently locked in to the 8GB of memory, as there is no Apple factory upgrade option.

It literally is a MacBook Air with a 21 inch display; soldered ram, integrated graphics, mobile CPU. The standard configuration lacks an SSD, though, which means the Air is probably faster than the iMac in a lot of cases.

I really don’t get this machine. You take on a lot of compromise to save $200.