I've been using an aluminum iMac since 2007, and it's still working great. In fact, I'm writing this article on my computer right now! But if you've ever had the misfortune of dropping your monitor or getting it wet, you know how expensive it can be to repair. And while AppleCare is a good investment for all their products, it doesn't cover accidents like these. So if you're looking for a way to protect your aluminum Mac from future damage without breaking the bank there are plenty of options available today.
The Apple iMac, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air are all available in an aluminum chassis. The Mac Mini Server (and Quad Core) also use an aluminum case.
If your aluminum iMac needs repair, you'll want to make sure it's in good working order. Check that there are no dents or cracks on the case. Open up the lid and check that everything is connected properly and securely. If you discover any problems with your computer, then it's time to bring it into an Apple store for a thorough inspection so they can determine whether or not it deserves a repair. It's also worth calling Apple Support at 1-800-MY-APPLE if you have questions about your aluminum iMac or other Apple products like an iPhone or iPad!
For example, the all-in-one aluminum iMac models come with a 1 TB Fusion Drive as standard. If you want to upgrade, then an additional $200 will provide you with a 2 TB Fusion Drive or even a 1 TB SSD option.
If your primary concern is performance, there’s no doubt that upgrading to an SSD will make for snappier booting times and general use. However, if storage is more important than speed (or if you have plenty of external storage), then opting for more internal space on the hard drive might seem like the better deal.
The bottom line: Apple's latest desktop computers offer great performance at reasonable prices—and they look good doing it!