Apple iMac 3.4 GHz Coming for Testing
Thanks to a loaner unit from Other World Computing, I will have an Apple iMac 27" 3.4 GHz with Fusion drive arriving for testing next week.
My intent is to make a similar performance survey as I did for the Mac Mini, but this time I can test with 8/16/32GB memory also.
Among other things, I will also test the ultra-fast OWC Helios / Accelsior PCIe SSD Thunderbolt setup, especially since there is no easy way to add an internal SSD to the iMac. See the impressive performance boost that the Helios/Accelsior can deliver for the MacMini.
See my recommended Macs page for buying suggestions.
The 27" iMac at 3.4 GHz really deserves 32GB, so trade in the stock 8GB and then get 32GB at OWC for about $218. That nets out the price to about $198.
See also New Apple 27" iMac — 32GB Memory.