Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has at least this one thing in common with Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), though Google flat-out admits its goal – they both enjoy speed, and they like the concept of helping users’ digital environment run better, smoother, more efficiently, and faster. While Google makes no bones about its desire for speed – it touts the speed in which Google Chrome opens Web pages, touts the speed of Google Search, and now is expanding its 1-gigabyte-per-second Google Fiber Internet project outside of Kansas City – Apple had been touting that it wants to make the “best customer experience.” Uh huh.
Well, at least Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is making a very apparent attempts at making its iMac computers run better, in that for the first time, the company is offering a couple of flash-drive memory options for customers who are looking to customize their iMacs. In the past, the company has basically only offered two options – the standard 1-terabyte hard drive that comes standard, or the Fusion Drive – a mix of the hard drive with 128 GB flash storage – for $250.
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Added to the customization menu now are 256GB of flash storage for $300 and 512GB flash storage for $600. These are instead of the standard hard drive, which would be useful for those with a lot of text files and documents and don’t need a massive amount of storage space.
The flash storage option has been available on the 27-inch Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iMac, but that was 768GB for $900. That device now adds the two smaller flash options to go along with traditional 1TB and 3TB hard-drive options.
What do you think? Would you need more speed or more storage on your Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iMac? Do you welcome these new choices? Would you like to see more of this in other laptops and desktops? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.