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How hard are your cigars? Who are you trying to fool, DirtyHarry? I mean, with such a nickname, really. I think you're just Uncle Ernie in disguise!

In Topic: iMac Pro lands 14 Dec

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Cougar, not unlike family reunions.

In Topic: iMac Pro lands 14 Dec

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View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 15 December 2017 - 06:44 AM, said:

Yes it is. By your argument a standard self built chassis PC would be not upgradeable, because my mom wouldn't be able to.

It is an annoying upgrade due to the glue, but you can definitely do the RAM upgrade yourself.
I'm sorry but that's a dumb example. A "standard self built chassis PC" is designed to be user upgradeable, without voiding the warranty (and even a prebuilt standard chassis lets you upgrade RAM without voiding warranty). The iMac Pro isn't designed for this, in Apple's words, and doing it yourself will void warranty.

Here's IMHO a better example: a good mechanic can replace a car's engine; that doesn't make it upgradeable either.

View PostSneaky Snake, on 15 December 2017 - 08:21 AM, said:

As long as stuff isn't soldered on and you have some way of getting to it, I would consider it upgradable. Huge pain in the ass, but still upgradable.
Soldered stuff can be unsoldered and replaced, with the right skills and equipment. So basically anything can be upgradable.

I think I should have emphasized I meant "normal" user upgradeable, no warranty voiding.

In Topic: iMac Pro lands 14 Dec

14 December 2017 - 03:33 PM

No it's not. Having to disassemble the glued screen and motherboard is not the definition of "upgradable", but rather it's advanced customization and a huge PITA.

In Topic: iMac Pro lands 14 Dec

13 December 2017 - 04:47 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 13 December 2017 - 01:12 PM, said:

So for that kind of cash, can the GPU be upgraded as desired later on? I mean, I would hope a system with 18 cores, 128 GB of RAM and 4 TB of internal storage wouldn't become obsolete well before its time because you can't update the GPU.

Even the RAM isn't upgradable, and you'd like to change the GPU? Good joke, you're a funny guy. ;)