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    ifixit.com says it is a D-I-Y job for the 2017 model year,
    I strongly suggest anyone thinking of getting inside either the 21.5" or 27" model iMacs to do any kind of work, thoroughly read the disassembly steps. Also note that on the 2017 21.5" iMac the logic board has to be completely removed before the memory modules can be replaced.

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    thoroughly read the disassembly steps.

    I would also seriously re-consider and somewhat doubt what they seem to label the procedure as "Moderate". Hmmm…???




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    If the price to upgrade RAM @ purchase time wasn't so preposterous, I wouldn't have a problem with this.
    All I can say @ this time, is that I'm very disappointed with Apple.

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    I know you stated that you wanted the 21.5" model rather than the 27". I owned and used a 21.5" iMac for 4 years before I gave it away to a relative and purchased a 27" model instead. I would never go back to the 21.5" models after using a 27" iMac. I have plenty of room for a 27" model on my desk and understand why some folks prefer the smaller display perhaps because of limited space.

    Apple has always overcharged for memory upgrades and especially for SSD upgrades. When I ordered my latest 27" iMac I could have saved quite a bit of money if I had ordered the standard Fusion hard drive combo. Instead I opted for a SSD which wound up costing me an extra $400. Yeah, Apple's upgrade prices can be daunting.

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    I know you stated that you wanted the 21.5" model rather than the 27". I owned and used a 21.5" iMac for 4 years before I gave it away to a relative and purchased a 27" model instead.

    +1. Even though my 2007 24" iMac went to my wife for her to use, it's still a nice size display but the 21" iMacs I've had a chance to try would be too small for my daily use and I find my mid-2011 27" is just about right and better suits my use and a neighbor's old Apple 30" would be too large for me for daily use.

    So I'd agree with Charlie and maybe consider the 27" that also gives you the option to change the memory if needed.

    PS: Yes, I do have a very large desk it gets used on thanks to my caring wife and COSTCO's Whalen furniture department that had it on sale several years ago.

    PPS: Also I believe the 27" comes with a better display and graphics card and a few other improvements over the 21" if they are needed or desired.

    Yes, and with some additional costs.




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