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Amazon today has a pair of deals on the 2020 27-inch iMac, providing $199 off two 6-core models of Apple's larger-screen iMac. In both cases, the sales we're tracking today are the lowest prices we've ever seen for these models of the iMac.

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To start, there's the 27-inch iMac (3.1GHz 6-Core, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,599.99, down from $1,799.00. This price will be reflected at the checkout screen after an automatic coupon worth $99.01 is applied to your order.



Secondly is the 27-inch iMac (3.3GHz 6-Core, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,799.99, down from $1,999.00. Similar to the previous sale, you'll see this price tag at the checkout screen after an automatic coupon worth $59.01 is applied.



Both of these iMacs are in stock and sold by Amazon, with the usual free two-day delivery options for Prime members. 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: Low Prices Arrive for 2020 27-Inch iMacs, Starting at $1,599.99 for 256GB SSD
 

jlocker

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You can use a EGPU and a AMD GPU or a nvidia card for better graphics performance. And you can still use boot camp with these models.
 

Sasparilla

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cough**WWDC**cough

#wishfulthinking

Seems early to clear stock if we're waiting till the fall for the 27 inch replacement, so yeah WWDC!

On the other hand I think I'd choose a 24 inch over these, so maybe the M1 took the wind out of the sales of these and they need to clear some inventory in general. I like the WWDC story alot better, but seems really odd to be releasing at that point too (considering the rumors we've heard).
 

amartinez1660

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However, it's very difficult to use Boot Camp AND an eGPU.
And also I don’t think it’s worth the hassle. One of the main selling points of an iMac imo is that you just connect ONE cable and that’s it, good to go, can’t get more minimalistic than that: that single power cable gives you high quality 5K screen, speakers, mic, webcam, keyboard/mouse/headphones with a Bluetooth connection that actually works and wifi that works without juggling for drivers forever. I airdrop and sidecar-markup pictures on a nearby iPad Pro. For my use case it truly works.

Some comments did allude to it taking a lot of space, it won’t (especially compared to any other desktop rig) except the fact that 27” is the size it is... in that case maybe the new 24” would make more sense.

All of this to say, benchmarks do still show lag-ish behavior for eGPUs if they are not connected directly to an external screen. Also if it needs to send back information to the system (GPGPU things) there’s only so much that the thunderbolt connection can do.
I did buy a Razr Core cage, I did put an Nvidia 1080 “for when bootcamping and stuff”, the extra power cable, the kinda ITX sized cage, the extra cable to the thunderbolt port, the need to be forced to have the extra screen connected to it if full-er performance is wanted... a year later I have used it a total of never times, preferred parallels over bootcamp the rare few times and the space and weight of that thing, unplugged it fast as I just started plugging it. Complete waste of money sadly.
 
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