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Core i7-Based 27" iMac Now Shipping, 3% Discount at MacMall

Earlier this week, we noted that customers were receiving notifications that their quad-core Core i5-based 27" iMac orders had begun shipping. At the time, we had not received word about the status of order for machines carrying Intel's Core i7 processor, a $200 upgrade over the Core i5 models.

A number of readers have now reported, however, that their Core i7-based iMac orders have been shipped, with the majority of customers reporting delivery scheduled for next week.

Apple's new 16:9 widescreen iMacs in 21.5" and 27" sizes were released last month, with all 21.5" models and Intel Core 2 Duo-based 27" models shipping immediately upon launch. High-end 27" models carrying the desktop-class Core i5 and Core i7 processors, however, were announced as not shipping until November.

New orders for all 27" models are showing some delays in shipping, with Core 2 Duo models currently showing shipment in 7-10 business days and Core i5 and i7 models still simply listing a "November" shipping date, but customers who placed early orders for the machines should expect to receive them in fairly short order.

MacMall is offering MacRumors readers an exclusive 3% off iMac purchases on top of existing rebates. 3% additional discount applied at checkout.

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