The newly released iMac can be built with an optional 256 GB SSD. To complement this, the new iMac's also contains the Intel Z68 chipset:
Z68 mproves performance by putting files that are accessed often on the SSD.
Intel is coming out with a small SSD (20 GB), large enough to hold the Windows 7 operating system. This improves performance up to 355% depending on the application.
It strikes me as odd that Apple uses a (very expensive) 256 GB drive when you only need about 20 GB to get the benefit.
- My late-2011 MacBook Air (which has SSD) is incredible snappy and I wonder if an SSD-iMac would see the same improvement?
- Why use the 256 GB drive when a much smaller and cheaper would do it?