Deals: Get the Entry Level 27-Inch 1TB iMac From Early 2019 for $1,599 ($200 Off)

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Amazon and B&H Photo have new sales on the 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac from Early 2019, discounting a few models by up to $200. The centerpiece of the sale is the 27-inch 5K model with a 3.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive for $1,599.00, down from $1,799.00.

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At $200 off, this is currently the best price for this model of the iMac available among the major Apple resellers online. You can also purchase the model on sale at B&H Photo, but the retailer does note that there is a limited supply of iMacs at this time.

While not as deeply discounted, there are a few other notable 2019 iMac sales happening this week. You can get the 21.5-inch 4K iMac (3.6GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive) for $1,199.99, down from $1,299.00 on Amazon. Additionally, the 21.5-inch 4K iMac (3.0GHz 6-Core, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive) is on sale for $1,414.95, down from $1,499.00 on B&H Photo.

Apple updated the iMac lineup in March 2019 after a two-year wait, introducing 8th and 9th-generation Coffee Lake processors and upgraded Radeon Pro Vega graphics options for major performance improvements over 2017 models. Apple says the 21.5-inch iMac is up to 60 percent faster than the previous-generation model, while the 27-inch iMac is up to 2.4 times faster.

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Article Link: Deals: Get the Entry Level 27-Inch 1TB iMac From Early 2019 for $1,599 ($200 Off)
 

zorinlynx

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Mechanical storage? No thanks.

iMacs are great machines, but they're glued shut and thus hard to service. Mechanical hard drives tend to fail. I don't want a component that tends to fail sealed in there.

Pure SSD is the only sensible option with iMacs. Reduce the number of moving parts as much as possible. Ever since my job moved to buying pure SSD iMacs the amount of machines we've had to send to servicing has dropped to nearly zero.
 

topgunn

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Just this week, I have removed the HDD from three iMacs sold with fusion drives due to failure and/or general slowness. Throwing in a sub $100 Samsung SATA SSD and the machine is better than new. I will never buy another end-user machine with a HDD.
 
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zorinlynx

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Just this week, I have removed the HDD from three iMacs sold with fusion drives due to failure and/or general slowness. Throwing in a sub $100 Samsung SATA SSD and the machine is better than new. I will never buy another end-user machine with a HDD.
And that's just it, if you need cheap bulk storage there are about a billion different options for external mechanical storage out there, and USB 3 is fast enough that it's not even a compromise like it used to be back in the day.
 

bsbeamer

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Like the comment above, it's 2020 and I'm not buying any machine with RX580-based dGPU that isn't swappable. The iMac line needs a refresh with at least AMD 5XXX series replacing that. Would be great to kill off all spinning HDDs and boost the base RAM while you're at it too. Doubt we'll see processor bumps until late 2020/2021.
 
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topmounter

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I know the margins are through the roof, but Apple really needs to stop using HDDs in base configs, quit acting like there is secret sauce where there isn’t and better align SSD prices with reality.
 
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Darth Tulhu

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I agree with most of the posts here. You'd have to be a fool to buy an iMac with an HDD.

I was able to upgrade my 2011 27" with an SSD because those machines held the screen in place with magnets and screws, so even when the screen goes I could potentially replace it with another.

Sadly it's stuck on High Sierra, but from what I've seen so far that's been a good thing.

If Apple releases an updated version with reasonable storage and reduced bezels this year I might be tempted to buy one next year, after the ever-present first-gen kinks are worked out.
 

opeter

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Be happy, that you even get anything.

Can you imagine, you would need to pay that much money for an empty aluminium case or even for an empty box? Everything else would be a payable option.

Like this:
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