i7 iMac's no longer build to order - Available in stores

Discussion in 'iMac' started by slicecom, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #1
    Not sure when this happened or if anyone has posted it around here (its possible I'm just out of the loop), but I walked into the Yorkdale Apple store last night and bought an i7 iMac. You no longer have to buy them online as build to order and wait for shipping. They also had one on display.
     
  2. unamused macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    #2
    ... weird... i wonder if that means amazon will start stocking them too
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #3
    It still ain't a stock model. Likely they have just ordered them because people have asked
     
  4. pmac5150 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Location:
    Midwest
    #4
    I just called my local store - according to the person I spoke with, the i7 are now stocked items.
     
  5. hakr macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Location:
    Western shore, Chesapeake Bay. Maryland
    #5
    Yup. My local store replaced my I7 last Friday with a brand, spanking new unit from store inventory. Manufactured week 11 of 2010. No issues so far...

    I've had very good results to day with the minor issues I've had with my macbook pro and my iMacs. Further, in the three years I have been using macs, I've seen mostly the same techs behind the genius counter at the store.

    It's nice to deal locally, with people who speak the same language, and who can make decisions. :D
     
  6. hippo206 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    #6
    In WA, they are stock items and have been for 5 weeks or so now.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #7
    Sounds like they are everywhere. Not a bad thing of course. Great that Apple pushes the high-end out of their warehouses
     
  8. hippo206 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    #8
    I was happy to see them, but a little sad too. I got a i5 because I don't like ordering online (i know, I'm weird that way). I did that because the apple store rep's told me they were never going to get i7's as a stock item. Oh, well, I love my i5.... just need to find a way to pass down my i5 to my wife so I can go pick up a i7.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #9
    I can take it if you don't mind :rolleyes:

    Usually what is online only, stays online only, but maybe i7s were so popular and people were asking could they get them from retail stores, so Apple decided to unleash them.
     
  10. pilot1226 macrumors 6502a

    pilot1226

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #10
    What were the other specs on it? I'm guessing this had the ATI Radeon HD 4850?
     
  11. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    #11
    Do you know if the stores carry the 27" iMac, 2.8GHz, 2TB, 8GB models?
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #12
    27", 2.8GHz Core i7, 4GB RAM, 1TB HD. Same as i5 but with i7
     
  13. pilot1226 macrumors 6502a

    pilot1226

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #13
    Jeepers this RAM is expensive. The best quotes I can find are 4GB sticks for $200 US. Does it come with 1x4GB DIMM or is it 2x2GB DIMMs?
     
  14. ermir4444 macrumors regular

    ermir4444

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto On
    #14
    Eaton center has them as well...
     
  15. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #15
    4GB stick = 1x4GB

    2x2GB are ~100$ (link)
     
  16. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Location:
    Sacramento
    #16
    Overpriced 2TB drive and 8 gigs of overpriced ram would be BTO.

    As the Hammer already pointed out, adding an additional 4 gigs (2 x 2) is about $100.

    Keep the 1TB internal and spend the $250 apple charges for the 2TB internal on a 2TB FW800 external. 3 gigs total space then. Or get 2 1TB USB 2 drives for $80 each, $160, and have one for Time Machine backup.
     
  17. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    #17
    Hmm that's a good plan. If I decide on a iMac I'll have to go that route.
     
  18. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    #18
    The imacs in the refurb store seem to be routinely shipping with 2 TB drives. I got two 27" machines ordered one week apart and they both had 2 TB drives.
     
  19. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    #19
    i7

    I have been wanting to switch to mac for a long time and i decided to go for the iMac i7. I went to my nearest apple store and went in to ask them if they were selling i7's and they said yes but don't have any in stock, and dont know when they will get some more. So I asked them if I could give them my number and they could ring me when they had some more, they said no. I asked if i could give them my email and they said no. Therefore, every morning i ring them and ask,"Do you have any i7's?" (I don't like ordering online - and the shipping time [of what i have heard on this forum] aren't the best in the world) I cannot GET TO SLEEP! because I'm so excited about my new iMac replacing my old Dell E520!!!

    BTW: Lucky you slicecom and hakr

    • Do you have the yellow screen
    • The high pitched noise when at 100% brightness
    • Noisy hard drive
    • Dead pixels / dust underneath screen and any in iSight

    I just want to be sure that you have had good results on your iMac before i go and buy it
     
  20. slicecom thread starter macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #20
    • Do you have the yellow screen
      Yes, 99% of the 27" iMacs still have this issue despite what some zealots may tell you.
    • The high pitched noise when at 100% brightness
      No, but I have an annoying buzz when the display is sleeping or the brightness is turned down very low.
    • Noisy hard drive
      No, very quiet.
    • Dead pixels / dust underneath screen and any in iSight
      No / No / No
     
  21. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Location:
    Sacramento
    #21
    If you would have ordered online you would have had it already.

    I think you have that opposite, shipping times are fine.
     
  22. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    #22


    Can you post a pic with the double bars open and another pic with mail / finder open

    thanks

    and

    it's not the shipping times its also the fact that i don't like ordering online, i know it's safe and that not much goes wrong but i wold prefer to buy it from a real person
     
  23. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Location:
    Sacramento
    #23
    Wow. 1989 is calling...

    I used to think this same thing about banks. I liked going into them and talking to a teller. But every frackin time you ask a question they just say "Did you call the 800 number? or "you will need to call the 800 number for that" -- ugh.

    What would be the worst case scenario? It shows up a day late? It gets lost and they have to send a new one?
     
  24. opera57 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    #24
    Sounds like quite a good thing to me, less wait when wanting to buy one surely? [​IMG]
     
  25. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

    Palad1

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
    #25
    Got my 27'' i7 from the Regent Street :apple: store and couldn't believe my luck when out of sheer desperation I asked:
    -Love the 27'' screen, but not so sure about the i5. Do you carry the i7 in store?
    -Sure
    -Here's my wallet.
     

Share This Page