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Today you can get Apple's 21.5-inch iMac (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $799.99, down from its original price of $1,099.00. This is another Amazon sale price that will not be seen until you head to the checkout screen, at which point a coupon worth $229.01 will be applied.

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Compared to past sales, this is a second-best price on the mid-2020 21.5-inch iMac. In January, the iMac hit $599.99, but that sale was extremely limited and did not last long. If you're looking to purchase an iMac for someone who isn't a power user, this is still a solid deal.

Note: You won't see the deal price until checkout.



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: Apple's 21.5-Inch iMac Available for $799.99 on Amazon ($299 Off)
 

blairh

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Garbage screen and HDD. Please don’t buy this.

Edit: SSD. Still please don't buy this.
 
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TheEnvelopePlease

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It's usable, but still overpriced. At least isn't a Fusion Drive: we bought a 27" 2017 iMac and it was almost unusable because it would constantly hang. Tried everything: ended up putting together an external Thunderbolt NVME (strangely that is a faster bus speed than the internal) and it has been stellar every since!
 

Zdigital2015

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Loving all the shade being thrown at this device. ?
It was just such a lazy job done by Apple and the price was ridiculous then and now. Absolutely no one should be buying one of these. Non-Retina 5 year old dual core in a sealed unit. I usually don’t give Apple a hard time, but this one was a dud the day they released it.
 

currocj

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Today you can get Apple's 21.5-inch iMac (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $799.99, down from its original price of $1,099.00. This is another Amazon sale price that will not be seen until you head to the checkout screen, at which point a coupon worth $229.01 will be applied.

iMac-27-inch-2020-sale.jpg
Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Compared to past sales, this is a second-best price on the mid-2020 21.5-inch iMac. In January, the iMac hit $599.99, but that sale was extremely limited and did not last long. If you're looking to purchase an iMac for someone who isn't a power user, this is still a solid deal.

Note: You won't see the deal price until checkout.

21.5-inch iMac (256GB) for $799.99 ($299 OFF)


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: Apple's 21.5-Inch iMac Available for $799.99 on Amazon ($299 Off)
Crappy monitor soldered to a crappy computer for too much dough. NEXT!
 

Isengardtom

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Yeah I agree, this is poor value
I switched to the M1 24” from a 2017 4K 21.5” with a fusion drive and it’s night and day.


The SSD is definitely better than the fusion drive but the display is pretty bad so they’d have to lower the price another 300-400 USD before this becomes “a good deal”
 
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padams35

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$599, now that was a great price that compares favorably to both used 2013-2015 iMac pricing and what Apple is trying to charge for the 24".

But $799? Pfft. At that price you should just buy an m1 mini plus peripherals.

(At least the display is IPS and not TFT as with the 2017 MBA)
 
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jeffpeng

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This thing not only is slower than a current generation iPhone, it also has less pixels. Kinda mind-blowing, ain't it?
 
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UnusedLoginID

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sadly, this iMac configuration is terrible and should never have existed. It's basically an old MacAir shoved into the iMac display.
Agree.
Dual-core processor.
Very slow speed.
1080 screen, not retina.
Should have never been on Apple’s price list… ever!
When working at an Apple Store, I never sold any because I could easily convince my customers that spending an extra $200 for a quad-core faster speed processor and 4K display would allow them to keep that better iMac humming for twice the time.
…Do you want to spend $1099 every three years or $1299 every 6 years, and save time and your eyes with the $1299 iMac?
That computer was originally intended for the education market and it should have stayed on the edu price list only since schools buying bulk get a hefty discount which would have made more sense for them.
 
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