As Apple had recently released its new line of all-in-one desktop systems in the new iMacs, potential problems to be encountered with the products have already come up, with iFixit noting issues and concerns which prospective purchasers should know about.
Respected as a site where customizers and repair tech specialists go to for sound advice and recommendations, iFixit gave the new 21 inch variant of the new iMac a score of 3 out of 10. Last year, the entity gave the 2011 version a rated score of 7 out of 10.
Describing the “teardown” of the new iMac as an “exercise in disappointment”, iFixit noted that it is practically impossible to upgrade the RAM of the 21 inch iMac, making it a closed computer option that won’t do well in giving users the option of component upgrades, or repair options should memory modules go bad.
The recent take by iFixit on the new iMac stands in congruence with its take on the new recently released MacBooks (the 13 inch and 15 inch variant), with iFixit describing the products as “the least repairable laptops we’ve taken apart”.
As it is no secret that specs are vital in deeming the computing prowess of a computer system, the added value of upgradability and repair options stands to be something which sides with electronic consumers and vendors alike, given that, as will all things in the world, computers do break down.
For products like the Macbook and iMac, their costly price should ideally cover practical upgrade and repair options, one which doesn’t necessarily translate to the purchase of new components which, needless to say, would be as costly as getting a new device altogether.