Lab Tested: 2012 Build-to-order iMacs equipped with Fusion Drives, CPU upgrades
Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:55 PM
Santayana, George. The Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense. Scribner's, 1905, page 284
Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:27 AM
I really don't understand this use case, why would anybody spend all that money on a decent specced iMac only to use it as a monitor for a lower specced MacBook, makes zero sense. If thats all you want it for why would you not just buy a monitor?
Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:51 AM
Who says that's ALL they want it for? Perhaps they want the nice fast desktop machine, with the option to use that nice monitor for their MBP as well when necessary? Seems reasonable to me.
(I don't understand this tendency of internet commenters to oversimplify others' questions in order to dismiss them. It's rampant, and seems disingenuous.)
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:27 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:31 AM
I use this feature at work. We've had several users bring in laptops with inoperative displays, and connecting them to an iMac rather than an external display saves us room in our work area. I know there are other advantages too, but this is the feature we use.
When you don't know how things work, ask before you simply dismiss other people's ideas, you may end up learning something.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:29 AM
Apple needs to downgrade its current obsession with thinness, which matters not at all in a desktop, and apply its cleverness to creating products that can easily upgraded and serviced, particularly when passed down to the children.
That's why, when I upgrade, it'll be to the new Mac mini. It'll also make it possible for me to add my own version of a Fusion drive, getting more capacity for less money.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:09 PM
I would say that the Handbrake score is much lower for the Mini 2.6 BTO, because it is the only machine in that lost that does NOT have a discrete GPU. The Integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics do a decent job, but are nowhere near as effective as a separate ATI/NVidia GPU.
If the chart above also included the 13" Retina MacBook Pro, then you would likely see that machine has similar results as it, too, lacks a separate GPU.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:20 PM