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Pradeep bhatt
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Many vendors have come out with one. Is anyone using it here ?


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Joe Ess
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One of my friends has a 2-year old iMac. I spoke to him recently and he's happy with it and has no plans to upgrade.
Personally, I see them as having all the disadvantages of a laptop (low performance/dollar ratio, difficult or impossible upgrade path) with none of the advantages (portability).


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Pradeep bhatt
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Thanks Joe. I was hoping that it would be possible to upgrade memory/hard disk.
Joe Ess
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From what I recall, it is not hard to upgrade the memory of an iMac. The hard disk is not intended to be user-serviceable, probably because they figure you'll just plug in a USB, firewire or network drive if you need more storage. manual here
The same may not apply to other makers, but I'd bet that most all-in-one upgrades will be more difficult than with a standard desktop. Whether that is a deal-breaker for you depends on how comfortable you are working with hardware.
Pradeep bhatt
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Thanks Joe! Happy new year to you.

I was actually thinking whether to buy a all-in-one-desktop or laptop.
I find it much easier to work on bigger screen of desktop rather than small laptop screen. Do they have power back up , i mean battery like laptop ?
Joe Ess
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No, all-in-one desktops don't have batteries.
Happy new year!
Pradeep bhatt
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ok
 
 
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