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Following in the wake of a deal on the 6-core 21.5-inch iMac (mid 2020) earlier in the week, Amazon is now offering a new deal on the quad-core model. You can get this 21.5-inch iMac (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,219.00, down from $1,299.00.

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This is the lowest price that we've seen to date on this model of the 2020 21.5-inch iMac, and it's being matched at B&H Photo. The 21.5-inch iMac received a slight update in 2020 with new SSD models, and they also include Retina 4K displays.



If you're interested in the 6-core option, Amazon still has this iMac for $1,349.00, down from $1,499.00. This is another low price, and it's also being matched at B&H Photo.

You can keep track of ongoing sales on Apple's iMac line by visiting our Best iMac Deals guide. There, we keep track of the best iMac offers from Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, and other retailers, so be sure to check back often if you're shopping for an iMac for the first time, or thinking of upgrading.

Article Link: Deals: Amazon Discounts Quad-Core 256GB 21.5-Inch iMac Down to $1,219 ($80 Off, Lowest Price)
 

JWD

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Indeed.

Unfortunately, some folks need a computer right now. If I were in that position I'd get an M1 mini + monitor.
You are describing my situation, my 2009 iMac (upgraded to SSD and 16GB memory) is holding on by a thread so I’m waiting to see the new iMac and Mac Pro (small version). So many complaints on the M1 mini and intel mini’s Bluetooth connectivity put everything on hold. Not a fan of being the last Intel or the first Apple version so I’m carefully watching it unfold.
 

GeoStructural

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Clearing the inventory for the M1s.

Honestly this design was so amazing when it came out, but it feels dated now, so much bezel space for no reason (look online and you’ll see it is basically empty).
 
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azentropy

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I've been waiting on the Apple Silicon iMac for my parents. While the 2011 21.5" iMac has served them well, it not supporting more recent Mac OS versions has now become an issue (For example Turbo Tax 2020).
 
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ajfahey

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Apple should consider giving these away to students in order to hook them into the Apple ecosystem. People already in it are not likely to buy iMacs on Apple’s low end. Rather, they are far more likely to wait out the upgrade release and then some to avoid beta-ware problems.
 

radus

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You are describing my situation, my 2009 iMac (upgraded to SSD and 16GB memory) is holding on by a thread so I’m waiting to see the new iMac and Mac Pro (small version). So many complaints on the M1 mini and intel mini’s Bluetooth connectivity put everything on hold. Not a fan of being the last Intel or the first Apple version so I’m carefully watching it unfold.
As far as I can tell you, my M1 mini 16gb 256 gb ssd has zero bluetooth connectivity problems but hdmi 2.0 - black screen randomly. An external thunderbolt 3 ssd is booting and fast.
 

iSayuSay

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Clearing the inventory for the M1s.

Honestly this design was so amazing when it came out, but it feels dated now, so much bezel space for no reason (look online and you’ll see it is basically empty).

Yep all these years and those empty bezel carries nothing. No improvement on microphone, webcam nor FaceID despite it has the largest bezel that could contain a dozen of iPhone mainboards.
 
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j4c3k69

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Clearing the inventory for the M1s.

Honestly this design was so amazing when it came out, but it feels dated now, so much bezel space for no reason (look online and you’ll see it is basically empty).
I think the bezel is to give you a visual impression that the screen is bigger than it really is.
 

mdgm

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I've been waiting on the Apple Silicon iMac for my parents. While the 2011 21.5" iMac has served them well, it not supporting more recent Mac OS versions has now become an issue (For example Turbo Tax 2020).
Put a Metal compatible graphics card in that iMac and though unsupported you can run Mojave, Catalina and even Big Sur. There’s a long thread listing cards that may work.
 
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mdgm

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i feel sorry for the people who don't know they should wait to buy an M1
You cannot run x86 Windows on the M1, you cannot run 32-bit Mac Apps in a VM on the M1. The x86 systems are mature whilst the M1 is still new and many software developers don’t have software ready for the M1 and some never will. Rosetta 2 is not a magic fix to make every legacy app work perfectly albeit slower than native.

Just because you don’t see a need to get a new Intel Mac doesn’t mean that others do not.
 

Emanuel Rodriguez

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You cannot run x86 Windows on the M1, you cannot run 32-bit Mac Apps in a VM on the M1. The x86 systems are mature whilst the M1 is still new and many software developers don’t have software ready for the M1 and some never will. Rosetta 2 is not a magic fix to make every legacy app work perfectly albeit slower than native.

Just because you don’t see a need to get a new Intel Mac doesn’t mean that others do not.
You can run ARM Windows, which in turn can run most x86 apps. I'm running it on my M1 Mac mini right now. There are simple instructions online for setting it up for yourself, if you're interested.
 

swester

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Paying any more than $1k for this is just downright silly at this point. If you desperately need something, get an M1 Mini and a nice 4K monitor instead.

Desperately need to run Windows natively? Buy a barebones PC and connect to that same monitor - now you have the best of both worlds and will still probably be saving more over this rapidly depreciating Intel chipset.
 
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