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Amazon today expanded its sale on the 24-inch M1 iMac (8-core GPU, 256GB) to include more colors, available for $1,349.99, down from $1,499.00. This sale price won't be seen until you add the iMac to your cart and receive an automatic coupon.

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Colors available at this sale price include Blue, Green, Silver, Pink, Orange, Purple, and Yellow. If you don't see the coupon on the listing, be sure the iMac is sold by Amazon on the right side of the screen. If not, you can switch to Amazon's listing by clicking on the "New and Used" button to see every listing.

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



This sale is a match of the previous all-time low price seen on the 8-core GPU, 256GB M1 iMac, and it's the first time we've seen every color available at a discount.

The entry-level 7-core GPU, 256GB M1 iMac is also on sale for $1,229.00, down from $1,299.00. This is a second-best price, and it's only available in Silver as of writing. You can find the same sale matched at B&H Photo this week as well.

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 M1 iMac (8-Core GPU, 256GB) on Sale for All-Time Low Price of $1,349.99 in Every Color
 

Amazing Iceman

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drain that inventory
Who was the smart ass ?who decided that in 2021-22 the 256 GB SSD model was going to sell like hotcakes?

A lot of people have that much storage being already used by their family photos and videos, and not everyone wants to pay for iCloud, so buying this model is a bad investment in most cases.
 

Amazing Iceman

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It would be nice if the higher spec models would get some sales, 512GB+ with 16GB. The entry model is something my grandma could use, I can't think of many others..
Don't underestimate your grandma... Photos and videos pile up and take space quickly. Also the games her grandchildren install on her Mac for when they come visit.
 

BrownyQ

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I genuinely considered getting one for work, but went with the MBP instead because the portability helps a lot more.

Personally love how colorful these machines are, almost enough to own more than one. But I'm not that flush with cash or insanity.
 
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Amazing Iceman

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I genuinely considered getting one for work, but went with the MBP instead because the portability helps a lot more.

Personally love how colorful these machines are, almost enough to own more than one. But I'm not that flush with cash or insanity.
Yet you went with the 16" M1 MBP... Hopefully with at least 16 GB RAM.
 

mansplains

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Don't underestimate your grandma... Photos and videos pile up and take space quickly. Also the games her grandchildren install on her Mac for when they come visit.
I'm overestimating her.. she used maybe 50GB on an iMac for 6 years or so? Her youngest grandson is 17 and has his own game equipment. I gave her a 1TB external drive for Time Machine and additional storage and I'd be astonished if she even gets it a quarter on backups for years to come.
 

lazyrighteye

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While a great price, 256 is just not remotely sufficient for today's needs, file, types etc. As one example: photo libraries are growing exponentially and the files aren't getting smaller. Plus, 256 is practically filled by macOS. ?
 
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roar08

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While a great price, 256 is just not remotely sufficient for today's needs, file, types etc. As one example: photo libraries are growing exponentially and the files aren't getting smaller. Plus, 256 is practically filled by macOS. ?

Big Sur takes 35-44GB of storage, depending how it's installed. This isn't trivial, but it's not "practically filling" 256GB.

 

BrownyQ

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Yet you went with the 16" M1 MBP... Hopefully with at least 16 GB RAM.
I thought 16GB RAM was the lowest option for the new MBP models?

But yes, it is the 16GB option; the job doesn't demand even this kind of compute power (typical office stuff, word processing, spreadsheets and PDF management), but because I prefer working on MacOS over Windows, I opted to use my own hardware. Ultimately, the portability of the laptop was of more use to me than the vanity of the desktop's appearance on my desk.
 

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While a great price, 256 is just not remotely sufficient for today's needs, file, types etc. As one example: photo libraries are growing exponentially and the files aren't getting smaller. Plus, 256 is practically filled by macOS. ?
Seeing as how its a desktop and not portable, wouldn't a thunderbolt storage option be an attractive cost/speed/GB option vs. the $200 upgrade?
 

philfry

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You're better off getting a refurb in the store that has 16 GB. I would be tempted if it wasn't 8 GB of memory. I can always use an external SSD if I need more storage but the base model should really be 16 GB of memory since it can't be upgraded later.
 

turbineseaplane

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Imagine how much less waste there would be if you could upgrade the SSD and ram on these.

It’s crazy that the “environmental company” insists on having all these different “models” that are really just specifications that a user should be able to update after purchase
 
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Amazing Iceman

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I thought 16GB RAM was the lowest option for the new MBP models?

But yes, it is the 16GB option; the job doesn't demand even this kind of compute power (typical office stuff, word processing, spreadsheets and PDF management), but because I prefer working on MacOS over Windows, I opted to use my own hardware. Ultimately, the portability of the laptop was of more use to me than the vanity of the desktop's appearance on my desk.
The larger display on the iMac is very convenient, but after the lockdown, having portability seems to have become a priority, even for me.
I'm going from a 27" iMac to a 16" MBP M1X. I may somehow use my iMac as an external display or get one if needed.
I love my office but I want the freedom to move around when I work.
 

BrownyQ

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The larger display on the iMac is very convenient, but after the lockdown, having portability seems to have become a priority, even for me.
I'm going from a 27" iMac to a 16" MBP M1X. I may somehow use my iMac as an external display or get one if needed.
I love my office but I want the freedom to move around when I work.
I've actually found the ability to have three displays on the MBP to be a godsend for work. When I'm hooked up to external displays at the desk, I have three screens to work off of, which would be capped at two had I gone with a Mac mini or iMac.

But yes, the portability allows me to get away from the desk and continue working elsewhere in the office, or even pinch hit work at home or on the go, if the need ever arises.
 

Seoras

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Who was the smart ass ?who decided that in 2021-22 the 256 GB SSD model was going to sell like hotcakes?

A lot of people have that much storage being already used by their family photos and videos, and not everyone wants to pay for iCloud, so buying this model is a bad investment in most cases.
We were about to buy one for our school reception and admin desk. The old iMac (2015), that has just died, had only 256 GB and it is only using 90GB of that. Not every machine will be used by an individual for photos, music and videos. That machine is a document processor primarily.
 
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Amazing Iceman

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We were about to buy one for our school reception and admin desk. The old iMac (2015), that has just died, had only 256 GB and it is only using 90GB of that. Not every machine will be used by an individual for photos, music and videos. That machine is a document processor primarily.
There are cases when it's more than enough, but maybe in a few years you may need more.
 

lazyrighteye

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Seeing as how its a desktop and not portable, wouldn't a thunderbolt storage option be an attractive cost/speed/GB option vs. the $200 upgrade?
Definitely. Apple's pricing for any upgrade is bonkers. I'm just a least-cable-and-perripherials-as-is-possible person. Would rather have the storage onboard than have something connected. But you bring up a good point. Thanks.
 

turbineseaplane

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Just think how annoyingly consumer hostile it is that Apple won't just build an iMac chassis with access to an NVMe slot
 
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