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B&H Photo is further discounting a set of previous generation iMacs, providing the lowest ever price for the 21.5-inch model with 8GB RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive. You can get this model for $1,049, which is $450 off its original price of $1,499 and the lowest it's ever been among the major Apple resellers online.

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There are a few other iMacs on sale, all of which are the models that were released in the middle of 2017. You can find both 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs discounted this week at B&H Photo, with sales reaching as much as $600 off.

2017 iMac Sale

[*]21.5-inch, 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB - $949.00, down from $1,299.00 ($350 off)
[*]21.5-inch, 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion - $1,049.00, down from $1,499.00 ($450 off, lowest ever)
[*]27-inch, 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion - $1,399.00, down from $1,799.00 ($400 off)
[*]27-inch, 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion - $1,599.00, down from $1,999.00 ($400 off, flash sale)
[*]27-inch, 3.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 2 TB Fusion - $1,699.00, down from $2,299.00 ($600 off) Apple launched these iMacs during WWDC 2017, with faster Kaby Lake processors, Thunderbolt 3, and faster storage options. If you're looking for more discounts happening this week, be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup, which currently features our ongoing exclusive discount with Mophie.

Article Link: Deals Spotlight: B&H Photo Discounting 2017 iMacs by as Much as $600


Oct 23, 2018
I bought a refurb 2017 27 inch, 3.8 i5 last december.
I do love the machine and dont regret the purchase but had I known new models would be out 5 months later and huge discounts on still-new 2017 models would be avail 7 months later, I probably would have waited.

Just need to be happy with my iMac and not worry about it.
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macrumors G5
Mar 20, 2003
Bay Area
You can replace them with SSD’s. I’ve done it on 4 different iMacs so far.
Sure, but then you have to pay for the ssd, so subtract that from the savings. and then you need the time and the know-how to do it, and you risk voiding the warranty if you screw it up.

It’s a good option for those who want it, but it’s hardly a magic-bullet solution.


macrumors 6502
Feb 12, 2014
Good discount, but as fast as Apple obsoletes their hardware, 2 year old design has a limited life ahead.


macrumors 604
Aug 20, 2015
Good discount, but as fast as Apple obsoletes their hardware, 2 year old design has a limited life ahead.

Yeah, every computer has a "limited life ahead". Let us all know when you find a computer that has an unlimited life ahead :)

For some real-world context, I'm typing this on a 2012 Macbook Pro that's running Mojave quite nicely, and is on the approved list for Catalina. That'll probably be the last MacOS release it can run, but by then the machine will be 8 years old.

Eight years of running a current MacOS -- Apple actually has a fairly generous window of support. And there'll be nothing stopping me from running Catalina on it for at least a couple more years if it meets my needs. So this Mac may have had a decade run when all's said and done? Not unlimited, but not bad.
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