iMac Pro Gets First Discount With Price Drop of $250 on $5K Configuration

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    It's been just under one month since the iMac Pro launched, and Best Buy today has already discounted one configuration of Apple's high-end desktop computer.

    The configuration on sale is the 27-inch 5K iMac Pro with a 3.2GHz 8-core Xeon W processor, 32GB of memory, and 1TB SSD, priced at $4,749.99, down from $4,999.99. The iMac Pro comes with a six month subscription of Webroot Secure Anywhere software to defend against various online threats such as phishing attacks and malware.

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    This is the base model of the iMac Pro, and 14-core and 18-core processors are available in customizable configurations that increase the price of the computer to as much as $13,199. If you're looking for more information regarding the configuration options of Apple's latest desktop computer, head over to our iMac Pro Roundup.

    Other Mac-related sales remain ongoing at B&H Photo this week, including a notable deal on the late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro, with one configuration priced at $1,999, down from $2,799. As a comparison, the same configuration is priced at $2,399 on Adorama and MacMall. We've listed this sale below, along with a few other discounts:
    [*]13-inch MacBook Air, Mid 2017, 1.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD - $879.00, down from $999.00
    [*]13-inch MacBook Pro, Mid 2017, 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD - $1,199.00, down from $1,299.00
    [*]15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Late 2016, 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 256 SSD - $1,799.00, down from $2,399.00
    [*]15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Late 2016, 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $1,999.00, down from $2,799.00
    [*]15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Late 2016, 2.9GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD - $2,499.00, down from $3,499.00 For more of the latest sales, be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup.

    Article Link: iMac Pro Gets First Discount With Price Drop of $250 on $5K Configuration
  2. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
    It's only $4599 on Apple's website right now.
    EDIT: Nevermind, I was accidentally on the EDU site. So that price is only for students and teachers.
  3. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    OMG! Can’t afford not to take advantage of that deal!
  4. harriska2 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2011
    It might be sponsored but it is news. It shows that perhaps Apple didn’t price it right in the first place.
  5. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
  6. scottcampbell macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
    Way to burn the early adopters!

    That'll teach 'em.
  7. daveak macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2009
    Durham, UK
    Apple priced it just fine. It shows that the market for this sort of machine is not the sort that would ever even dream of buying it from Best Buy, so they have stock they cannot shift.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    $250.00 is still a discount none the less. If someone was serious in the market for the iMac Pro as it is, this still would be welcomed.
  9. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Now it’s definitely cheap enough for me to buy
  10. now i see it macrumors 68000

    Jan 2, 2002
    This is unprecedented for such a new product.
  11. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2014
    Who the hell buys an iMac Pro at Best Buy? People who want snake oil like “Webroot Secure Anywhere”, it seems.
  12. UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    All you have to do is refuse anything extra they offer. They don't force software upon you against your will. They do, however, lie out their arses about what someone needs on their computer. But you, being the person that you are and realizing you don't need all their extra crap, can simply buy a Mac at Best Buy without any extras on it. Best Buy does have good deals on occasion and they also price match, so it's not crazy to buy Apple products there.
  13. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    I was hard pressed to be able to afford the machine at $4999, but at $4749.99 I might just be able to do it. :p :D
  14. RC!, Jan 8, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018

    RC! macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2018
    The price was right for me I got 10% in store credit for my next purchase at Best Buy, I will get a Nice TV next. I have a Intell I-7 Quad core 3.2 GHZ processor now with a ssd drive now, but I'm looking forward to the larger screen an faster 8 core processor. Its my wife's 32yr anniversary present' Flowers were 60$
  15. Noctilux.95 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
  16. magbarn macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    Considering Apple insists on not building an Apple store anywhere near me, making it a 2 hour+ round trip affair to go the store. Also, Best Buy would give me back $250 back in gift cards after a big purchase like the iMac pro... I don't think Apple does that. Even my best cashback offer on a credit card doesn't do 5% rewards...
    The best place would be to order out of state like bhphoto to save 10% sales tax that I'm paying right now...
  17. JosephAW macrumors 68000


    May 14, 2012
    Apple did something similar when I bought my bleeding edge G5 and 23" Cinima Display. They offered a $299 discount so my final cost was a little over 6Gs. Nice.
    Of course the next month or so they discontinued the G5 and I was stuck on Leopard. They never released snow Leopard for Power PC.
    The next year I got a new Mac Pro 1,1 but am stuck on Lion. Snow Leoard was the cats meow.
  18. mikecorp Suspended


    Mar 20, 2008
    Me too! 30% Off to start with!
  19. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    If there was a best buy 1 mile away or an Apple store 3 hours away, as you are just buying a box with a computer inside it, why not get from best buy ?
    Imagine you get it home and find an issue. Another 3 hour drive to get it swapped over.
  20. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2014
    New York City
  21. KazKam macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2011
    Add one more zero to the end of that discount and they have a sale.
  22. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
  23. DeepIn2U macrumors 601


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Any chance Apple will rethink and lower the pricing of the iPhone X soon? hey I can dream right? I'll aim for the sky.
  24. ignatius345 macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2015
    I'm pretty sure Best Buy isn't opening Apple boxes and installing crapware, if that's what you're suggesting.

    I'd buy a Mac at Best Buy, sure, if it was the lowest price -- because I know full well that I can do that and never even think about "Geek Squad" because Apple will take care of any service themselves.
  25. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    Someday, the current iMac Pro innovations will make its way down to the mainstream iMac.

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