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Marco Arment
Most of that cost is the SSD, and mostly because SSDs above 1 TB weren’t offered until recently. If your 2014 was somehow available with a 4 TB SSD, it would’ve cost a lot more than this. That said, SSDs are so cheap now that 512 GB should be standard on any Mac ending in “Pro”.
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Buck May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
And of course let’s also not forget that the 27” iMacs all start with Fusion Drives and the 21.5 models start with a regular. spinning. disk. —- in 2019 😩🤢🤮
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Colin Yates May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
I paid around £130 for 1TB SSDs last month. Crazy how much cheaper they’ve become, considering the experience they give over spinning platters:-).
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James F Hanshaw May 21
Replying to @yatesco @marcoarment
A regular old 2.5in ssd from Samsung is $661 apple charging almost 3k. I’d throw 1 or two into my gaming rig and bob your uncle that’s if I was limited on m.2 slots
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W Bonnaud-Dowell May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
In the good old days time would mean good get more for your buck. That curve has def slowed
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Neil Quinn May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
I don't think it's a big deal if 256gb is the baseline, but the cost to upgrade to larger capacities are ridiculous. 256gb->512gb $200, 256gb->1tb, $600 !!! You can buy 1tb SSD drives now for like $120-$250 (standard to NVME)
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Erik Osterholm May 21
Replying to @neilquinn @marcoarment
Yes, (T|Q)LC models. What is Apple using? Used to be they only did SLC.
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Bobby Trif May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
I’ve been say apples SSD prices are criminal. Just look how much to go from 1TB fusion to SSD on an regular iMac.
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sisterraysaid May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
I would add that 16Gb of memory should be standard. Never mind that in the UK it is another £180 to upgrade. This seems extortionate.
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Shameer Mulji May 22
Agreed
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Eric P 🥃 May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
Any DEVICE ending in Pro.
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Valery Sibikovsky May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
Just spend 18.99, and you can put in any SSD you want:
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Nathan Anderson May 22
Replying to @combdn @marcoarment
This of course doesn't work with 2016-current MBPs, which have the flash chips soldered onto the logic board.
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Abraham Vegh May 22
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2014 MBP still going strong here too. Still the best computer I’ve ever owned.
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Rick Allen May 21
Replying to @marcoarment
SSD's have gotten way less expensive, yet Apple charges a lot for storage upgrades. An M.2 2TB SSD is around $640 at retail prices.
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