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Alucardx03
Jul 23, 2011, 07:22 PM
I ordered an i7 from the Apple store on Wednesday, but it hasn't shipped yet. Now, if you go on the web store and select the i7 option, the shipping estimate is 2-4 days instead of the original 1-3. So, just out of curiosity, has anyone had their i7 ship yet?



phiberbax
Jul 23, 2011, 07:41 PM
I ordered an i7 from the Apple store on Wednesday, but it hasn't shipped yet. Now, if you go on the web store and select the i7 option, the shipping estimate is 2-4 days instead of the original 1-3. So, just out of curiosity, has anyone had their i7 ship yet?

I ordered mine(i7 upgrade) online within the first few hours they went on sale wednesday. For me, it has always said 1-3 business days. I called and asked about it and they said, all 'custom' builds take that long or longer. My delivery dat only says the 26th-28th, so I'm guessing they will ship Monday.

srf4real
Jul 23, 2011, 08:12 PM
I cto an i7 server on day 1 and called Apple support to change configurations. Originally when ordering online it said 1-3 days but my order status says ships in 2-4 days and not shipped yet. Apple support said that they were actually building the cto minis after they are ordered, no stockpile of multiple configs laying around waiting for a customer I guess. My delivery date is July 27-29 and has not changed.

The nice lady said exactly that it will be shipping from overseas after it has been built.

New2macmini
Jul 23, 2011, 08:24 PM
I ordered mine noon eastern time on the 20th, 1-3 business days to ship, delivery 28th to 1st. Current status, not shipped. Expecting Monday.

Robellyn
Jul 23, 2011, 10:26 PM
I ordered mine noon eastern time on the 20th, 1-3 business days to ship, delivery 28th to 1st. Current status, not shipped. Expecting Monday.

Exact same situation here!

kerplunknet
Jul 23, 2011, 11:07 PM
I ordered my 2.7 GHz i7 Mac Mini about 90 minutes after it went live and it still says it hasn't shipped.

It'll probably come from Shanghai, so when it does ship, it will be at a random time at night (our time).

oursblanc
Jul 23, 2011, 11:32 PM
Yep. Mine shipped almost a day ago from Shenzhen.

Mr.C
Jul 24, 2011, 08:32 AM
I only ordered mine late on the 22nd so I don't expect mine to ship until the second half of next week. My estimated delivery date is currently August 2nd.

macbook123
Jul 24, 2011, 09:24 AM
Aren't these available in the physical stores??

New2macmini
Jul 24, 2011, 09:28 AM
No, online store only.

macbook123
Jul 24, 2011, 09:33 AM
No, online store only.

What about the server version, which comes with i7 by default? Not in the physical stores?

coughalot
Jul 24, 2011, 11:17 AM
What about the server version, which comes with i7 by default? Not in the physical stores?

In the UK, they've been available since launch. I have the 2011 Server, purchased yesterday.

Mr.C
Jul 24, 2011, 11:20 AM
What about the server version, which comes with i7 by default? Not in the physical stores?

The server model is available in stores but it's not the same as the regular high end Mini. The regular high end Mini has an AMD Radeon discrete GPU and a dual core i5 CPU. The 2.7 dual core i7 is a custom option only available through Apple's online store. The server model comes with the integrated Intel GPU that uses shared memory and a 2.0 Quad Core i7 as standard.

Essentially there is a trade off there. Either you can have a higher speed Dual Core CPU with the better GPU or a lower speed but more powerful Quad Core CPU with a much less powerful GPU. It all depends on your uses and what particular software you use.

The hard drives on both can also be customised but again only through Apple's online store.

That said I'm sure I have seen the odd online retailer other then Apple offering the Dual Core i7.

srf4real
Jul 24, 2011, 06:53 PM
My order status has changed to "prepared for shipment". I'm getting giddy.:D

trevorfl
Jul 24, 2011, 07:00 PM
I ordered an i7 from the Apple store on Wednesday, but it hasn't shipped yet. Now, if you go on the web store and select the i7 option, the shipping estimate is 2-4 days instead of the original 1-3. So, just out of curiosity, has anyone had their i7 ship yet?

I placed my order on July 21. Today the new status is

"prepared for shipment".

AustinZ
Jul 24, 2011, 07:08 PM
Ordered just after noon PDT the day they were announced. Today it's 'preparing for shipping'. Estimated delivery between the 26th and 28th.

Vermifuge
Jul 25, 2011, 02:05 AM
WOOT!

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2908/screenshot20110725at120.png

trevorfl
Jul 25, 2011, 02:50 AM
:) :) :) Can't wait! My first Mac.

Shipped
Shipped on: Jul 25, 2011 via FEDERAL EXPRESS
Tracking #: xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Pre-sign for this shipment)
Product / Part No.
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MAC MINI CTO
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2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM- 2x2GB
750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200
User's Guide
Country Kit

AustinZ
Jul 25, 2011, 03:00 AM
It seem like the i7+750 GB hard drive is a popular combo. (Admittedly the sample size is a bit small.)

Vermifuge
Jul 25, 2011, 03:07 AM
It seem like the i7+750 GB hard drive is a popular combo. (Admittedly the sample size is a bit small.)

my 2010 server has twin 500 GB. I like the size but i can't go backwards on the disk RPM. That 7200 RPM is critical IMO.

srf4real
Jul 25, 2011, 05:58 AM
Shipped FedEx. :)

phiberbax
Jul 25, 2011, 09:14 AM
Shipped FedEx. :)

Mine shipped today too! Will be landing here Wednesday!!!

Super pumped, hope the i7 was worth the wait!

New2macmini
Jul 25, 2011, 09:27 AM
On a slow boat from China! :D

Shipped
Shipped on: Jul 25, 2011 via UPS (FOR CANADA ONLY) | Print invoice
Tracking #: 1ZV5256AD373396068
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2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM- 2x2GB
500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400
User's Guide
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Location Date Local Time Activity
Guangzhou, China 07/25/2011 19:50 Departure Scan
07/25/2011 19:01 Departure Scan
07/25/2011 18:17 Export Scan
Shenzhen, China 07/25/2011 15:00 Departure Scan
07/25/2011 12:27 Origin Scan

Notice that I went with the 5400 drive? I thought I'd save the $150 upgrade for the 7200 and put it towards an SSD later this fall and large TB drives. I think we can expect a bunch of new TB offerings in the next six months.
So my final config will have an SSD for the OS and apps internal (no moving parts internal), thunderbolt external drives for all other data and of course add memory to 8gb. :D
China 07/25/2011 3:05 Order Processed: Ready for UPS

kerplunknet
Jul 25, 2011, 01:33 PM
Mine says it's expected to be delivered by Thursday 10:30 AM.

So far awayyyyyyy

jamesryanbell
Jul 25, 2011, 01:44 PM
I ordered my 2.7 GHz i7 Mac Mini about 90 minutes after it went live and it still says it hasn't shipped.

It'll probably come from Shanghai, so when it does ship, it will be at a random time at night (our time).

EDIT: Nevermind.

vert18
Jul 25, 2011, 02:54 PM
Blah mine not shipped yet..

Custom configuration| Hide
2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM- 2x4GB
750G Serial ATA@7200rpm+256SSD
User's Guide
Country Kit


Ships: 2 - 4 Business days
Delivers: Jul 29 - Aug 2

kerplunknet
Jul 25, 2011, 03:19 PM
Blah mine not shipped yet..

Custom configuration| Hide
2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM- 2x4GB
750G Serial ATA@7200rpm+256SSD
User's Guide
Country Kit


Ships: 2 - 4 Business days
Delivers: Jul 29 - Aug 2
Most likely because of your hard drive configuration.

Vermifuge
Jul 25, 2011, 03:22 PM
Blah mine not shipped yet..

Custom configuration| Hide
2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM- 2x4GB
750G Serial ATA@7200rpm+256SSD
User's Guide
Country Kit


Ships: 2 - 4 Business days
Delivers: Jul 29 - Aug 2

wow, you ordered the 8GB ram from apple?

^Melkor^
Jul 25, 2011, 03:42 PM
wow, you ordered the 8GB ram from apple?

.. and the SDD! Top score here ;-)

New2macmini
Jul 25, 2011, 07:36 PM
Departed - Anchorage, AK, United States, Monday,*07/25/2011

Getting closer! :)

kerplunknet
Jul 25, 2011, 11:21 PM
Mine is in LANTAU ISLAND HK.

I think the time is in China's time zone, so mine will possibly be here on Wednesday.

Alucardx03
Jul 26, 2011, 12:26 AM
Mine is in LANTAU ISLAND HK.

I think the time is in China's time zone, so mine will possibly be here on Wednesday.

Exactly where mine is. Totally forgot about the time zone shift-- hope you're right!

biosci
Jul 26, 2011, 12:41 AM
Same thing here with Lantau current location... Estimate is for Friday... I wonder if it will be on Friday or a day earlier.

anotherkenny
Jul 26, 2011, 03:29 AM
http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/448188

It scored 6861 in 32 bit, below some i5s.
Looks like somebody has it.

New2macmini
Jul 26, 2011, 07:38 AM
http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/448188

It scored 6861 in 32 bit, below some i5s.
Looks like somebody has it.


The i5s that beat it were either in 64bit mode or a different version of geekbench. Need to compare apples with apples.

^Melkor^
Jul 26, 2011, 07:58 AM
The i5s that beat it were either in 64bit mode or a different version of geekbench. Need to compare apples with apples.

Yeah, you're right. i5s score around 6.500, the only i7 scores 7.000. It's less than 10%. 100$ on 800$ is 12,5%! ;-)

Brenzo
Jul 26, 2011, 09:23 AM
Yeah, you're right. i5s score around 6.500, the only i7 scores 7.000. It's less than 10%. 100$ on 800$ is 12,5%! ;-)

Did you see the big jump in the i5s with 8GB RAM compared to 4? Average difference had to be close to 500, if not more. Seemed like 8GB RAM units were consistently averaging 7,000-7,100 compared to 6,300-6,500 for 4GB.

^Melkor^
Jul 26, 2011, 10:38 AM
Did you see the big jump in the i5s with 8GB RAM compared to 4? Average difference had to be close to 500, if not more. Seemed like 8GB RAM units were consistently averaging 7,000-7,100 compared to 6,300-6,500 for 4GB.

Yes, that's a good point. It seems that a RAM upgrade is more effective than a CPU upgrade (test result unit per $). Obviously, only about this test.

srf4real
Jul 26, 2011, 04:49 PM
My mini just landed in Anchorage. Delivery by 10:30 Thursday. 8GB crucial ram slated for delivery same day :D

I priced 2x8GB sticks, think I'll wait lol

Vermifuge
Jul 26, 2011, 05:25 PM
My mini just landed in Anchorage. Delivery by 10:30 Thursday. 8GB crucial ram slated for delivery same day :D

I priced 2x8GB sticks, think I'll wait lol

My man just updated too. but it looks like I won't see it until friday? Hmmm. My crucial upgrade is already here waiting on my desk.

Robellyn
Jul 27, 2011, 11:06 AM
Yes! My i7-Dual core just arrived this morning! Yay!

But I'm at work and shan't be able to play with it until tonight. Sigh!

Brenzo
Jul 27, 2011, 11:18 AM
Yes! My i7-Dual core just arrived this morning! Yay!

But I'm at work and shan't be able to play with it until tonight. Sigh!

Bummer! You should post some benchmark scores here after you get it up and running. I'm still debating on i5 vs. i7 and now have been considering the server model...

Robellyn
Jul 27, 2011, 11:47 AM
Bummer! You should post some benchmark scores here after you get it up and running. I'm still debating on i5 vs. i7 and now have been considering the server model...

I'll do that! Both with the base RAM and with 8GB ( and before I install anything).

JimDut
Jul 27, 2011, 12:29 PM
Ordered on 25th July, due for 4th August apparently.

kerplunknet
Jul 27, 2011, 12:37 PM
I am very sad to report that mine says it is still in transit from Anchorage, Alaska. I thought it would be here this morning. Very disappointing.

Vermifuge
Jul 27, 2011, 12:55 PM
I am very sad to report that mine says it is still in transit from Anchorage, Alaska. I thought it would be here this morning. Very disappointing.

My delivery date was pushed back to friday.

vert18
Jul 27, 2011, 02:23 PM
Mines in MEMPHIS, TN as of today, be here tomorrow the 28th.

from SHENZHEN CN
to LANTAU ISLAND HK
to CHEK LAP KOK HK
to Memphis, TN (lol)
to Oregon...

Yeah, would of done OWC ram and SSD(if they have the extra hdd controller harness) not sure if they do yet?! Plus, I would of wanted the biggest ssd and the biggest hdd they offer for the mini and that would be even more spendy)

I just wanted to get out of a 15" laptop (macbook pro), so I bought a viewsonic (2ms refresh) 24" LED display to go with my new mini. I'll be triple booting it with OSX on the SSD, /home on the 750gb hd, debian linux and win7 somewhere on the 750gb as well.

The viewsonic has 2 hdmi ports, so my other mini(server) that resides under my desk(along side a synology DS411+), instead of screen sharing with that server I'll just run a hdmi from it to the new monitor.

New2macmini
Jul 27, 2011, 06:06 PM
Received mine this morning! I've been busy all day moving data from my PC and configuring things.
I ran geek bench and got a score of 6912, not to shabby. My older quad core Q6600 PC had a score of only 4100.
So far, so good! :D

philipma1957
Jul 27, 2011, 06:53 PM
Received mine this morning! I've been busy all day moving data from my PC and configuring things.
I ran geek bench and got a score of 6912, not to shabby. My older quad core Q6600 PC had a score of only 4100.
So far, so good! :D

how much ram?

New2macmini
Jul 27, 2011, 07:16 PM
how much ram?

Just the 4g right now, plan on upping it to 8g soon. And of course I'll rerun geek bench.

Robellyn
Jul 27, 2011, 07:43 PM
Well, just finished setting up my new Mini i7.

Geekbench (32 bit) with 4GB RAM was 6802, with 8GB it was 6990.

Beautiful little machine!

anotherkenny
Jul 27, 2011, 07:54 PM
Cool!

What's the difference between the 32 and 64 bit Geekbench?

srf4real
Jul 27, 2011, 08:54 PM
Cool!

What's the difference between the 32 and 64 bit Geekbench?

A paid subscription. :P

There was a 24 hour delay on mine in Anchorage, finally started moving again this evening. Delivery time still says tomorrow am but I'm on the east coast! (crosses fingers and says a NASCAR style invocation)

vert18
Jul 28, 2011, 12:45 PM
yay, mine just got here, but the monitor hasn't got here yet...

xwinger
Jul 28, 2011, 01:47 PM
mine arrived yesterday. im really pleased with the shipping. it was sent out monday from china and was in the US the same day. then got to canada (AB) early Wednesday. they estimated july 28-aug 1 but it got here the 27th. very happy with UPS/apple

oh yeah, loving my mini!