HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/2
any1
User Rank
Silver
Re: Perfection
any1   10/22/2013 9:14:25 AM
NO RATINGS
And really that's the main problem I see with all in ones like the iMac.  Five years from now when the microprocessor and other hardware will start to feel a bit dated do you have to throw away a perfectly good display and other components to upgrade?  There are still many people out there (maybe not the average user) who are perfectly capable of replacing a microprocessor or other hardware to extend the usefull life of their computers.  And Apple has been making it harder for users to do this over the last few years for many of their products.

Jim_E
User Rank
Platinum
Re: CPU swapping
Jim_E   10/22/2013 9:00:54 AM
I too was surprised to see the complaint about CPU swapping.  I can't remember the last time that I heard of anybody swapping CPUs!  Maybe a 486DX2(66) for a 486DX(33)....

jhankwitz
User Rank
Platinum
Perfection
jhankwitz   10/22/2013 8:55:44 AM
I'm a bit confused about the statement, "we were more than a little perturbed to discover a soldered CPU".  Why would anyone want to switch out the CPU? Apple makes it easy to order the configuration you want so you don't have to do it later. I don't hear reviewers of a Toyota Prius complaining that it's not possible for users to switch out their engine or motor, so why find fault with computers.  As with automobiles, the days of building your own computer using component parts is history, at least from Apple's perspective.  I've been using a 27" i7 iMac for about 3 years, and have never had the slightest urge to modify it in any way.  From my perspective, it's perfection.  

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: This but loaded
Charles Murray   10/21/2013 5:56:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Rob, it's a great teardown. It's amazing to see how thin it is compared to the  person's hands.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
This but loaded
Rob Spiegel   10/21/2013 12:20:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice teardown. That's a ton of technology is that thin platform. I would guess that the smartphone technology has fueled small computer components. That seems to be deployed here.

<<  <  Page 2/2


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The actor captured imaginations and inspired scientists and engineers all over the world in his role as Star Trek's Mr. Spock.
You know you're an engineer if you chuckle whenever anyone says "centrifugal force," or you find yourself at the airport studying the baggage handling equipment.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 9 - 13, Implementing Motor Control Designs with MCUs and FPGAs: An Introduction and Update
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service