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  • thespiritedguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm sure Csound1 fully understands the concept of an AIO, but times are changing, nothing stays the same for ever. One might argue that the removal of the optical drive was premature, yes it was in my opinion too, but overall I'm not that bothered nor concerned about this, easily solved with an external drive and which can be hidden from view when not in use, how many more times have I got to repeat that lol.

     

    And besides, I heard a lot of complaints about the optical drive in the previous generation of the iMacs, a member of my family has the previous generation of the 21.5" model and the optical drive always plays up, she now uses an external drive, and other customers with the same issue said they resulted to the same option of an external drive.

     

    The elimination of the optical drive just isn't a big issue when there is a clean solution = a nice slick external superdrive which can be put in a drawer when not in use! Therefore not cluttering your desktop. Simple as a pair of nipples.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,790 points)

    Fred Jorge wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    I understand the concept of purchasing the wrong machine and then complaining about it, as do you.

     

    Buy what you need, not something that you don't!

    You obviously don't. Just a hint...The iMac started as an a ll in one. That might have something to do with people being upset. Maybe you could find a forum where people like to pay more for less.

    We are talking about you, not 'people'.

     

    If you don't want the new iMac don't buy it, no one is forcing you (except maybe you)

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

    We are talking about you, not 'people'.

     

    If you have paid attention to the posts, many people feel the same way as I do. Don't be a troll.

  • thespiritedguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How on Earth is Csound1 behaving like a troll? No need to be petty about Csound1's opinion. Your opinion is being heard and respected like everybody elses.

  • indigopete Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    zBernie2 wrote:

    Now you will need another ugly cable and external drive to continue using an optical drive.  What is your SD card reader?  You guessed it, yet another ugly cable

     

    You're just making Apple's case for them by illustrating how diverse the range of peripheral devices has become - card readers, phones, optical drives, pen drives, hard drives, SSDs etc. All of them occasional use. There isn't any one of these that has a clear priority over the others in terms of popularity or mission criticality. Some users make intensive use of DvD's, others never use them at all or once in a blue moon.

     

    What a sensible manufacturer needs to do in this situation is get shot of everything from base machine and make sure they support everything externally. I do not want a built in DvD but you do - so just buy yourself an external one and we'll both be happy. Otherwise I've got to suffer a peice of junk that I'm never going to use and which adds cost, weight and maintenance to anotherwise fine machine.

     

    zBernie2 wrote:

     

    ant to upgrade the RAM in your new 21.5 inch iMac?  You can forget about it, it's no longer possible.

     

    Have you any idea how much RAM 4Gb represents ?

     

    It's not that long ago since even hard drives didn't have that capacity. No - I won't likely be needing to upgrade from that elephantine amount but I accept that Steven Speilberg running Adobe Premier to the max for his next movie might, in which case, get a Mac Pro !

     

    RAM upgrades hark back to an era when software could barely fit in the matchbox size memory. Those days are gone - the machine now comes with as much RAM as you're ever likely to need.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,790 points)

    Fred Jorge wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

    We are talking about you, not 'people'.

     

    If you have paid attention to the posts, many people feel the same way as I do. Don't be a troll.

    Have the courage of your own convictions at least .... stop trying to aggrandize yourself as part of a crowd of 'people'

     

    We have no more to say to each other, hiding behind others is childish, and not a little cowardly.

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    with comments like:

    Buy something else if the current Mac does not fit your needs, this is not rocket science!

     

    The head for this forum is:

    No DVD drive in new iMac ???

    Suggesting that many people are upset. I for one don't appreciate his condescending tone.

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

    hiding behind others is childish, and not a little cowardly.

    I don't need to hide behind others. And please stop telling others what to do.

  • thespiritedguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You're right, it appears "many" customers are unhappy about this minor issue, which is easily resolved with an external drive that can be put away when not in use. But I don't think it's going to affect Apple at all, as I'm sure all of us on this community represent only a handful of customers compared to how many people out there that descended upon Apple's website in their droves to order the new slim iMacs, everyone knew what the new generation was about...surely? If people really want an iMac with an optical drive, then they can buy the previous generation?

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    It might not effect Apple, no one knows yet. But I've heard many say that they now won't buy one. The impact might not be seen for a few years. Keep in mind that what is a minor issue to you might be the opposite to others.

  • indigopete Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

    hiding behind others is childish, and not a little cowardly.

    I don't need to hide behind others. And please stop telling others what to do.

     

    ok people, no need to start any flame wars.

     

    We're not discussing fractional reserve banking, the national debt, 9/11 or global warming. Just whether a consumer item should contain a DvD drive or not.

     

    Not worth falling out over.

     

    I think we'd better all kiss and make up.

  • thespiritedguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fair comment.

  • thespiritedguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I totally agree.

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    indigopete wrote:

    We're not discussing fractional reserve banking, the national debt, 9/11 or global warming. Just whether a consumer item should contain a DvD drive or not.

     

    Not worth falling out over.

     

    I think we'd better all kiss and make up.

    Thanks for keeping it in perspective.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,300 points)

    Fred Jorge wrote:

     

    It might not effect Apple, no one knows yet. But I've heard many say that they now won't buy one. The impact might not be seen for a few years. Keep in mind that what is a minor issue to you might be the opposite to others.

    Apple can't keep the new iMacs in stock... their flying off of the shelves!

     

    http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/155346/apples-super-slim-imacs-remain-in-short- supply-months-following-their-introduction

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