About two years ago, I downgraded from a Mac Pro to a Mac mini. I like the Mac mini a lot, but there are some limits, notably in hard disk space. I have a very large music collection, as regular readers have probably noticed, and I have an external hard disk to store it.
But the new iMacs come with an option to use a 2 TB hard disk. My media disk is 1.5 TB (and it’s not full), so if I had a Mac with a 2 TB hard disk, I could not only put all of my “normal” files but also store my music collection on it, eliminating the need for an external hard disk. (I would still use another external hard disk for backups.)
Furthermore, the ability to include an SSD as a boot disk would be a big plus. I have a 13″ MacBook Air and am delighted with the speed of the SSD. (In my Mac mini, I have a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive which is faster than a normal drive, but not quite as fast as an SSD.
The only thing is this: late last year, I bought a new Apple 27″ Cinema Display, and if I want to buy an iMac, I have to sell both the Mac mini and the display. Not easy to do, here in the sticks where I live (and I don’t want to have to deal with shipping stuff like this).
In any case, Apple has a 4-6 week delay for iMacs with the SSD, so I have time to try and find a buyer. Not that I’m a speed demon, but I’d welcome a faster Mac than my mini, and especially the increased hard disk space, the SSD, and the ability to have 8 GB RAM instead of my current 4 GB. And that Thunderbolt thing sounds interesting too…
Is anyone else tempted by the new iMac?Posted: 5/6/2011 by kirk | Filed under: Apple & Mac OS X | Tags: Apple, iMac | 15 Comments »