Best iMac Deals

Best iMac Deals

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Best iMac Deals for January 2021

The best iMac deals this January include savings on both 2020 27-inch iMac and closeout 2019 models, along with deals on AppleCare.

Lowest iMac Prices

The AppleInsider Apple Price Comparison Guides also provide an in-depth way to compare prices on current and closeout models. Updated throughout the day, the lowest iMac prices are always at your fingertips.

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Exclusive promo code discounts are readily available on 2020 systems.


Shoppers can save on multiple configurations at Adorama with coupon code APINSIDER. To activate the discounts, you must shop through this special pricing link and enter the coupon code in the same browsing session. Check out these detailed activation instructions.


Apple Premier Partner Expercom is also offering AppleInsider readers exclusive savings, this time on the entire 2020 iMac line with promo code appleinsider. The code is case sensitive.

Which iMac should I buy?

Apple currently offers a 27-inch iMac and a 21.5-inch iMac. The larger model just received a significant upgrade under the hood in August 2020, like new 10th-generation Intel processors and SSD-based storage across all models. The smaller model has Intel's older 9th-generation CPUs, making it a cheaper, more affordable alternative. The only upgrade it received in August was a storage boost.

27-inch iMac

Apple's 27-inch iMac for 2020 Apple's 27-inch iMac for 2020

Apple refreshed this all-in-one iMac in August 2020 with four new 10th-generation Intel processors, speedy SSDs across all configurations, double the memory capacity, and more. If you’re looking for a macOS-based powerhouse for content creation and editing, this is the beast for you.

The 27-inch (diagonal) screen boasts a hefty 5,120 x 2,880 resolution, a 500-nit maximum brightness, support for one billion colors, and a wide color gamut. It's protected by standard glass, but you can configure it with nano-texture glass for an additional $500.

Powering this awesome display is one of four Intel “Comet Lake” processors ranging between six and ten cores. Complementing the CPU is AMD’s discrete Radeon Pro 5000 graphics up to the Pro 5700 XT.

For memory, this iMac maxes out at a whopping 128GB using DDR4 sticks clocked at 2,666MHz. For storage, the base model provides a 256GB SSD whereas the other two base models start at 512GB and range up to 8TB.

For connectivity, this iMac includes four standard USB-A ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports (via USB-C), gigabit Ethernet, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an SDXC card slot. It also provides WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity. You can choose between the Magic Mouse 2 or the Magic Trackpad 2 at checkout.

The $1,799 base configuration includes a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 6-core CPU, AMD's Radeon Pro 5300 GPU, 8GB of system memory, 256GB of storage, the Magic Mouse 2, and the Magic Keyboard. The maximum configuration has a Core i9 10-core CPU, AMD’s Radeon Pro 5700 XT GPU, 128GB of memory, 8TB of storage, nano-texture glass, the Magic Trackpad 2, and more for $8,928.

21.5-inch iMac

21.5-inch iMac for 2020 21.5-inch iMac for 2020

If you're budget conscious and need an affordable all-in-one iMac, this version is for you. It received a smaller refresh in August 2020, with SSDs now the standard storage device across all configurations. It's ideal for those who don't care about specs and the latest features.

The smaller 21.5-inch (diagonal) screen provides two options: A panel with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and support for 16 million colors or a 4,096 x 2,304 panel with support for one billion colors. Backing this display is one of four Intel 9th-generation processors ranging from an i5 two-core chip to an i7 six-core CPU.

The base model doesn’t include discrete graphics. However, the next two tiers offer AMD’s Radeon Pro 500 series up to the Radeon Pro Vega 20. Memory is configurable up to 16GB on the base model (2,133MHz) and up to 32GB on the other two tiers (2,400MHz and 2,666MHz). Storage is locked to 256GB on the base model but configurable up to 1TB on the other two tiers. All three are configurable with a 1TB Fusion drive.

Connectivity is identical to the 27-inch model, although it cannot be configured with 10Gb Ethernet networking. You can choose between the Magic Mouse 2 or the Magic Trackpad 2 at checkout.

The $1,099 base model includes a 1080p display, Intel’s 9th-generation Core i5 two-core CPU, integrated graphics, 8GB of system memory, 256GB of storage, the Magic Mouse 2, and the Magic Keyboard. The maximum configuration has the higher resolution, an Intel Core i7 six-core processor, AMD’s Radeon Vega 20 GPU, 32GB of system memory, 1TB of storage, the Magic Mouse 2, the Magic Trackpad 2, and the Magic Keyboard for $3,178.

Regardless of which model you select, you can save a significant amount of money when shopping for the best iMac deals this January with AppleInsider promotions.


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