vanishing i7's

Discussion in 'iMac' started by grcar, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. grcar Suspended

    grcar

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    Have you noticed the iMac line has been quietly reconfigured? The 27 inch iMacs now only come with i5 cpus, except for a single upgrade to the top of the line retina model which has an option for a 4GHz (!) i7. The only other way to get an i7 is to drop down to the 21 inch iMacs.
     
  2. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

    xmichaelp

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    Yes. They non-retina models is being phased out.
     
  3. grcar thread starter Suspended

    grcar

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    Wait, there's more. Even the 21 inch model has only one way to get an i7 cpu. You have to buy the most expensive 21 inch model, and then choose an option to get the i7 chip. Why is Apple dumping the i7 chips?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's always been this way with the 21.5". Nothing has changed.
     
  5. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    They're not. Nothing's changed. The only thing that changed is the 5k is the new high end model and there isn't a non-retina 27 inch high end model.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    This is pretty much it.

    As they are all quad cores unless you are using apps that leverage hyperthreading (not that many do) the i7 will make little difference to you anyway.
     

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