1. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Is there any advantage of the 4th generation versus the current generation? I'm thinking of getting the 21.5 inch imac now, but maybe apple will release the next one, which WILL have the 4th generation, and requires a touch screen.
    01-08-2013 07:41 PM
  2. txaggies07's Avatar
    No on the imac
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    01-08-2013 07:49 PM
  3. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    No on the imac
    But apple is committed to Intel, and they must be on the current version on the next generation iMac.
    01-08-2013 07:53 PM
  4. ohgood's Avatar
    Is there any advantage of the 4th generation versus the current generation? I'm thinking of getting the 21.5 inch imac now, but maybe apple will release the next one, which WILL have the 4th generation, and requires a touch screen.
    You're saying that a intel cpu requires a touchscreen ? Eh ?
    01-08-2013 08:00 PM
  5. jhoff80's Avatar
    You're saying that a intel cpu requires a touchscreen ? Eh ?
    In order to be certified as an Ultrabook, new PCs will need a touchscreen.
    01-08-2013 08:25 PM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    In order to be certified as an Ultrabook, new PCs will need a touchscreen.
    But can desktops with this processor work? And do desktops with this processor need touchscreen?
    01-08-2013 10:04 PM
  7. jhoff80's Avatar
    But can desktops with this processor work? And do desktops with this processor need touchscreen?
    Of course it'll work on desktops. It's just a branding thing. In order to call your Haswell / 4th generation Core i5 laptop an Ultrabook, (and therefore have Intel's marketing push behind you), you need to, among other things, have a touchscreen and support WiDi.
    01-09-2013 10:48 AM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Of course it'll work on desktops. It's just a branding thing. In order to call your Haswell / 4th generation Core i5 laptop an Ultrabook, (and therefore have Intel's marketing push behind you), you need to, among other things, have a touchscreen and support WiDi.
    So that means the new macs (desktops and laptops) will need touch?
    01-09-2013 01:21 PM
  9. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    So that means the new macs (desktops and laptops) will need touch?
    Apple most likely won't get Intel to heavily push their Macs, so as such this won't be a requirement.
    01-09-2013 06:06 PM
  10. kevin2577's Avatar
    So that means the new macs (desktops and laptops) will need touch?
    Nope. Only notebooks that want to be branded "Ultrabooks" and receive a share of the marketing dollars Intel provides for Ultrabooks. Apple uses Intel chips but has not participated in the Ultrabook initiative so far (or even the Intel Inside program) and likely won't this time. Apple does their marketing themselves so doesn't much care for any of these requirements.
    01-09-2013 06:11 PM
  11. kerryprsp's Avatar
    Is there any advantage of the 4th generation versus the current generation? I'm thinking of getting the 21.5 inch imac now, but maybe apple will release the next one, which WILL have the 4th generation, and requires a touch screen.
    I think the only advantage is increased battery life in notebooks which won't matter to you since you have an iMac. As far as requiring a touch screen that's only for the PC Manufacturers who are apart of the ultrabook initiative. Although, I think Apple will use the fourth gen CPUs when they refresh their Mac line.
    01-10-2013 08:47 PM

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