when will there be i7 iMacs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by patent10021, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    I was interested in purchasing an iMac until I realized they don't have them in i7 flavor. Why not? i7s expected in the fall? Looks like I'll have to get a i7 MBP.
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    ??? I'm using a 2010 i7 iMac right now. Where are you looking that you can't find one?

    Cheers,
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The $1999 iMac has an option for 3.4GHz i7 (i7-2600). Keep in mind that higher model number does not imply higher performance when comparing dissimilar CPUs (mobile vs desktop).
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    Apple already do i7 iMacs, it's a built to order option on the Apple Store.
     
  5. FluffyPop macrumors member

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    The base models come with i5, but can be upgraded for a fee. Check out the Apple online store.
     
  6. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    iMac is available on i7 as custom order configuration. They don't appear on Apple Online Store as standard item. It can be customized via online order only.

    Well .. I have an acquaintace who also purchase MBP just because it available as i7 in-store. I can understand OP's confusion. But iMac has better option, an i7 DESKTOP CPU which works a bit better and have higher clock than mobile i7 found on MBP.

    And.. yes Apple .. why not supplying iMac with i7 as standard configuration? I also don't quite get the exclusivity of i7 on iMac :(

    Lack of i7 desktop CPU variant could be the reason I guess
     
  7. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh ok. That's WEIRD. Someone shopping for an i7 would never know simply by looking at the store. Not very good marketing/sales.

    Hmmm now I need to decide if I need screen real estate or a smaller foot print for my small Japanese apt.

    I don't think there's much difference in performance between the two. Not really concerned about graphics. A little, but not so much that the difference in graphics cards would make a difference for me.
     
  8. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    If you don't game a lot .. than GPU won't matter too much for you. Otherwise .. 6970M on hi-end iMac is quite a HUGE improvement compared to 6750M you get on hi-end MBP.

    Huge screen is not for everyone. Like you said you have limited space, so .. a 21.5" iMac can be a good alternative. Unless you need it for mobility? Get MBP for that .. or get iMac + Macbook Air if you have the extra budget.
     
  9. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Its been out for years mate...
    Where have you been
     
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    There have been i7 iMacs for at least a year...
     
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    I really like macrumors cause once a question is answered... You have 50 new posts stating the same thing.
    People are to **** lazy to even read the post they are replying to.
     
  13. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    If we were asking the same question, it might be annoying, but what else is there to say?
    I knew the answer, and I gave it.
     
  14. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    years? Where have you been? oh wait, you've been hanging out in the future.
     
  15. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    me thinks apple doesn't need your help in marketing...you were busted with you post...suck it up,no need for excuses ;-)
     
  16. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    Quad Cire i7 chips were first available as an iMac BTO option from October 2009.
     
  17. Neous macrumors member

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    to the Op's point when I bought my i7 iMac almost a couple of years ago i didn't have to dig for it i.e. I didn't have to customize from i5.
     
  18. dustin8675 macrumors newbie

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    No one reads

    I am just laughing at how many people are responding to this thread of iMacs not having an i7 processor. The original question and statement is completely accurate. There was no way shape or form that iMacs had i7 processors when this question was initially asked. Come on people . . . check the initial date of this posting . . . 7 years ago. Someone just accidentally responded to it now, not realizing the question was asked in 2004.
     
  19. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    No, the person who started this thread joined Macrumors in 2004. The question was asked yesterday, September 6, 2011.


    Well, you say yourself that there's not much difference in performance between the i5 and i7, so maybe Apple just isn't overly aggressive advertising an upgrade they know most people don't need.
     
  20. OllyW Moderator

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    Will you still be laughing so much when you realise that the OP joined MacRumors in 2004 and posted the thread yesterday? ;)
     
  21. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Duuhh .. April 2004 was his join date, not the date when the question asked, if you laughing your @$$ off .. well maybe I'd laugh jumping down the window :p .. Thanks .. you really made my day :lol:
     
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    You have just hereby owned yourself.
     
  23. Slow Programmer macrumors regular

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    Ain't that the truth... :D :rolleyes:
     
  24. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    It would have taken some impressive foresight to ask about an i7 iMac in 2004, given that Apple didn't announce its switch to Intel CPUs until 2005 and the fact that the hot Intel products at the time were Pentiums and Celerons.
     
  25. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I hate that too. Someone answers the question and then you get like 50 new posts with the same info.
     

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