Yes its a core i7 inside but I have had to exchange it twice already because of dust under the glass and the second one had streak marks under the glass from where someone had wiped the glass.
Im thinking this would not happen if the machine was built from scratch on an assembly line. Opening an already assembled stock model removing the glass and replacing parts is not built from scratch.
I am particular about my products. So if I order an i7 iMac I would like the packaging it comes in to reflect that. The second iMac I returned arrived in a battered iMac box which belonged to a 2010 model imac.
I'm paying alot of money for these products so I expect a certain level of quality.