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By Dan Moren

What I Use: Hardware

In the past, we depended on our hardware to have a certain amount of longevity. We invested in them, kept them around for a long time. But as the pace of technology has sped up, our devices have often become a bit more fungible. This occurred to me as I considered that this year I’ve replaced all but a single piece of the major computing hardware that I rely on. Here’s a quick rundown of what I’m using right now:

iMac 5K 27-inch Going into this year, I was still using an old 21.5-inch mid-2011 iMac that had been purchased for me during my tenure at Macworld. It was a pretty solid machine with a good processor, and I’d even upgraded the RAM in it fairly recently. But it had a line of dead pixels on the display, lacked the newer chipsets to enable features like AirDrop and Apple Watch unlock, and was constantly running low on disk space.…

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