Best iMac deals: M1 discounts, up to $299 off Retina 4K, & more

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If you want a sleek, all-in-one computer, you can't beat Apple's iMac. In many ways, it is the best value for money when it comes to macOS computers getting you higher specs per dollar compared to the portable Mac lineup and, being a complete computer plus display and peripherals, you don't have to spend a bunch more money on accessories like you would with a Mac Mini.

For many Apple users, the iMac is the right choice for their work or home office setups and these deals can help you save some cash.


iMac, 21.5-inch (Retina 4K, 2020) | $299 off

The newest 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac is seeing a $299 discount at Amazon right now for the Intel i3 model, dropping its price to $999.99. This deal won't last for long, though.

It isn't all that often that Apple products get discounted, and when they do the sale generally isn't from Apple's own website. From the time spent searching for the deals, to trying to remember where you saw the best prices, or who added the most value to the transaction, it can be a daunting process. Luckily, it doesn't have to be. This is your new one-stop-shop for all the best iMac deals from around the web.

Whether you're looking for the cheapest iMac price or want the best iMac Pro deal you can find, you don't have to look much further than right here. We track iMac pricing, deals, and discounts from the moment they become available and ensure that the very best promotions are presented here.

Here's a breakdown of current iMac deals and prices.

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ModelRegular PriceBest PriceCurrent Price
iMac, 21.5-inch (2020)$1,099$949$1,049 at Amazon
iMac, 21.5-inch (Retina 4K, 2020)$1,299$899.99$999.99 at Amazon
iMac, 24-inch (M1, 2021)$1,299$1,249.99$1,249.99 at Amazon
iMac, 27-inch (Retina 5K, 2020)$1,799$1,499.99$1,699 at Amazon

We've rounded up the best iMac and iMac Pro deals that you can find around the web below. Be sure to check out the list and give one of them a try today!

Best Cheap Apple iMac 21.5-inch Deals

The 21.5-inch iMac makes for a great addition to any desktop. Not only is it one of the most affordable ways to get a computer running macOS, but it's also nice and compact making it perfect for smaller office setups. The most recent model is from 2020 and features the same gorgeous Retina 4K display from the 2019 model but adds SSD storage across the line for the first time, though you can currently still find 2019 and 2017 models if you want to save a little more money. Whichever iMac you go for, you're getting the computer and display in one, with mouse and keyboard included. All you need to do is provide the power.


iMac, 21.5-inch (2020) | $50 off

If you want the absolute cheapest 2020 iMac possible, the updated HD model is available for just $1,049 at Amazon — a $50 discount.. It has a 1080p HD display rather than the 4K display of the more expensive version and is powered by a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD.


iMac, 21.5-inch (Retina 4K, 2020) | $299 off

The newest 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac is seeing a $299 discount at Amazon right now for the Intel i3 model, dropping its price to $999.99. This deal won't last for long, though.


iMac, 21.5-inch (Retina 4K, 2020) | $399 off

Upgrade to the Intel Core i5 model at Best Buy and you'll find yourself saving close to $400 off its regular price. This limited-time deal will expire soon.

Best Cheap Apple iMac 24-inch Deals

The iMac has been in need of a redesign for some time and it finally got it with the 2021 model. It's super thin, flat, and comes in seven stunning and super bright colors. This is Apple's first iMac to run on Apple silicon for the exceptional performance found in Apple's newest laptops.


iMac, 24-inch (M1, 2021) | $49 off

The new iMac models are listed at Amazon for order and the retailer is even offering a tidy $50 off the entry-level model before the machine even begins shipping. Get your order in now to save on yours.

Best Cheap Apple iMac 27-inch Deals

If you want a little more screen real estate, the 27-inch iMac is for you. Its panel is also higher-resolution than the 21.5-inch model at 5K so everything will look super crispy. Spec-wise, it starts slightly higher than the smaller model too with a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 processor as standard. The 2020 model is the most recent, though the 2019 model can still be picked up at a discount.


iMac, 27-inch (Retina 5K, 2020) | $100 off

The all-new 2020 iMac is seeing a big discount in the 27-inch size at a few retailers, including Amazon where it is $100 off for the 256GB model with 3.1GHz 6-core 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor.


iMac, 27-inch (Retina 5K, 2020) | $100 off

Other variations of the new 27-inch iMac are also discounted, like this 512GB model with 3.3GHz 6-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with a $100 direct discount via Amazon.

Best Cheap Apple iMac Pro Deals

The iMac Pro is a supercharged version of the 27-inch iMac aimed squarely at professional users (think photographers, video editors, app developers, etc.). If your use case demands power, then the iMac Pro is an all-in-one Mac worth looking at. It's worth noting that the product has just been discontinued by Apple, so you can no longer snag one direct and many third party retailers have started to sell out too. Your best bet for an iMac Pro may be refurbished deals from here on out.


iMac Pro, 27-inch | Refurb deals at Apple

Several refurbished iMac Pro models are available with some big savings direct at Apple. Given that they are certified refurbished, you know they will look and work like new and come with a 1-year warranty. These are all limited in supply so could sell out quickly.

iMac Price Tracking

Historically, iMac prices tend not to fall too far from their retail prices, though we have started to see some solid savings recently. Unlike a lot of Apple products, these discounts can happen throughout the year rather than just around the holidays so we're constantly tracking the deals at all of the major retailers.

It's also worth keeping your eyes peeled for when Apple releases new iMac models. The previous-gen devices tend not to stick around for too long, but in the days and weeks just after a new product launch, they tend to get steeply discounted until the retailer clears its inventory.

If you don't need something brand new, refurbished units are the way to go. When purchased from a reputable seller like Apple or Best Buy you can save a good amount and get hardware that looks and performs like new.

iMac vs. iMac Pro: Which should you buy?

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The differences in specs and price between the iMac and the iMac Pro make it pretty clear which machine is for people looking to do some day-to-day computing and those wanting to use it to run their business.

If you're wanting an affordable, all-in-one computer running macOS, the regular iMac is right for you. It's gorgeously designed and saves you spending more on peripherals since everything you need to get up and running is in the box. Your next choice then is which size to go for. The 21.5-inch model is much more compact, and cheaper, so it makes sense for smaller office spaces or those on a budget. The larger, 27-inch model gives you much more room to work with, though it is pricier.

In 2021, Apple updated its iMac line with Apple silicon. These new 24-inch models sit in between the previous models in terms of screen size but offer a huge jump in performance and efficiency as well as featuring a stunning new design language. These are the future of the iMac line.

iMac Pro is a supercharged version of the 27-inch iMac with a super-powerful processor and graphics to help you breeze through your workload. It's aimed mostly at creative types, with an emphasis on GPU performance, so if you work with images, video, audio, 3D and/or AR/VR, you might be able to justify the high price of entry. That being said, a high-spec iMac 5K may well suit your specific needs and cost less.

Since the release of the first iMac Pro, Apple has launched its new Mac Pro and followed that up with M1 Macs. In 2021, Apple officially discontinued the iMac Pro.

Adam Oram

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.