Apple unveils new iMac, including quad-core model
Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:55 AM
Aside from the new graphic card, my decked out quad-core from last fall hardly feels obsolete...
Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:08 AM
Oh, well, at least there’s an SD slot! ;-)
I would guess Apple is project most backup will be done over a network (either NAS or cloud), not a physical peripheral so they are more interested in gigabit ethernet and higher speed wifi.
Also to be fair most people don't have hundreds of GB to backup. That said I've been using a USB2 bare-drive port to back up over a TB of data and it isn't that bad. I wouldn't want to do it every day, but it works. As it is USB2 and FW800 are standards everything beyond that is still being rolled out and isn't well supported in the market (with the exception of perhaps eSATA)
Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:19 AM
Sadly, I would have liked the dual drive set-up now offered with having the SSD and a SATA drive. That has been my only gripe with the iMacs since 10.5. Having an external drive for TimeMachine. I would gladly accept a thicker iMac if it meant having 2 user accessible HD bays.
Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:25 AM
I actually backup over 1TB of data every day over USB2! But thanks to "smart" backups it only takes about half an hour, and it does it at night while I'm sleeping.
ESATA would be great for expansion drives. I wish they would add that but it is unlikely because ESATA doesn't allow hot swapping which makes it too user unfriendly for an Apple computer.
Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:23 AM
All ATI now on desktops (besides mini, but thats a monitorless laptop anyway). Does this signify something? Anyway, glad to see solid GPU's across the whole mac range. Nothing fantastic, but nothing bad either.
Didn't really expect Blu-ray from Apple, but... come on! 27 inch led screen and no Blu-ray! Get over it and pay the dang licensing fees already.