New iMac's are here! Which build specs are you going to get?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by astigtigas, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. astigtigas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2010
    I'm still deciding on the 27" quad with i5 or i7.
  2. Ravich macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Waiting to see what people can do with HDD options.
  3. Pagga macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2009
    Closer to the Artic circle than I like to be
    I want to upgrade to a 27" core i5 with 8 GB ram and 2 TB hd. I currently have a autumn 2008 24" Imac (3.06 dual core 4 GB 1 TB).
    But I think the top specs are proving too expencive this time. Money is always an issue for me with Apple products.

  4. MathijsDelva macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2008
    21.5" i3 3.20Ghz with Apple Remote. Figure the i5 isn't worth the 200 bucks upgrade!
  5. Zelnaga macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2010
    High end 21.5 if I can get Starcraft 2 to run on high setting!
  6. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    27" i7 to replace the 27" core 2 duo I sold in June :D
  7. mdoyle macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Well as a March 2010 i5 27* owner i'm glad the update doesn't make my mac obsolete within 4 months of purchase. I'd put this on par with the iphone 4 vs iphone 3gs. Basically the same product with minor tweeks. If you have imac 27* the refresh isn't anything to get excited about as with the iphone 4 vs 3gs. However if you haven't got one go get one, beautiful machine to watch movies and view photo albums on.
  8. 2 Owls macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    I ordered my new iMac this afternoon,

    27" 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    2TB Serial ATA Drive
    8x double-layer SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 SDRAM
    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
    Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad

    about £20 cheaper than this morning before the speed bump with the same options but with the 2.8 i7, even with the magic pad in, then got £60 off too, superb. :)
  9. zappster macrumors newbie


    Mar 23, 2010
    Niverville, MB, Canada
    Base 27" model:

    3.2 GHz Intel Core i3
    4GB memory
    1 TB HDD
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB

    Still up in the air about the Magic TrackPad. That would be fun to play with.
  10. astigtigas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2010
    nice i like this set-up
  11. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    the people who have orderd, if you have starcraft 2 or any other game please post benchmark when you get the computer
  12. 2005CTS macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    First iMac set to order!

    My set up below:

    27" iMac
    2.93 GHz i7
    8GB RAM
    Magic Mouse/Trackpad
    Battery Charger
    Office 2008
    MobileMe Family

    This will be replacing a six year old Gateway Pentium3 with a 15" LCD monitor. I can't wait!! There is really only one thing I was disapointed about...a wireless keyboard with the 10-key. I will try the standard wireless and then see if I want to get the wired keyboard later. I am a finance guy and need the ten-key.
  13. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I'm thinking about this exact set-up, except either the 1TB HDD, or the 2TB + SSD option. The latter is a $900 upgrade, but might be worth it for my home media hub.
  14. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    It will blow your mind!
  15. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Wait...the i5's are only dual core and not quad core on the 21.5"????
  16. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Correct. The consensus appears to be that it's either a heat issue in the smaller unit, or that Steve Jobs hates poor people.
  17. Zacken87 macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    Yes, they're dual core.

    I'm ordering my 21.5" model tomorrow morning.
    3.6GHz i5
    4GB of RAM
    2TB hard drive
    and iWork for school.

    This replacing a 1.83GHz Core Duo 17" iMac from 2006. Exciting.
  18. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well that blows. I might as well get the i3 for $1499.
  19. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    I want the top-end 27" with the 2.93 Ghz Core i7-870, but only if these models aren't plagued with the QC problems of the last generation. If they are and I have to play the exchange game, I'll go for the i5. Returning an in-store model is always easier.


    -Yellow gradient
    -HD grumbling
    -Backlight noise

    We'll see...

    By the way, this will be replacing a first-gen Mac mini G4 from 2005!
  20. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  21. miniroll32 macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2010
    I got the 21.5" i5 3.60ghz model too. I think the main benefit of the upgrade is the Turbo Boost of course, but I'm not sure how the technologies differ otherwise between the i3 and i5.

    If anyone can find some benchmarks for this 3.60ghz model, it'd be much appreciated!

    Oh, and this is replacing a 2008 2.1ghz MacBook :p
  22. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    I ordered this @ noon.

    27" i7


    iTouch 8GB


    Just ordered 4GB of ram from 3rd party vendor.

    I'm now looking to purchase Star Craft 2 for MAC. All I can find is PC version.
  23. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well if I'm going to shell out $1700, I might was well go with the refurb i5 QUAD core model.

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