iMac 24" is at its lowest-ever price, but there’s a catch

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The iMac might not be the most popular of Apple’s products, but it’s one of the best value, and it’s now even better value thanks to a rare Apple Cyber Monday discount.  

Amazon is offering the 24-inch M1 iMac with 8‑core CPU and 8‑core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB for $1,349.99 (opens in new tab) and the 512GB model for $1,549.99 (opens in new tab), that’s $150 off. There’s a catch, though, and it’s a big one. Depending on the color you want you could be waiting months for delivery. 

Opt for the silver 256GB model and you will get it before Christmas if you act quickly. All the 512GB models won’t be with you until next year. 

There’s some light at the end of the tunnel, though. B&H Photo also has an iMac discount, but this time it’s for the 24-inch iMac with a 7-core GPU for just $1,149.00, down from $1,299.00 (opens in new tab). You can only choose blue for that price, all other colors cost $150 more.  

24-inch iMac $150 off

iMac, 24-inch $1350 | $150 off (opens in new tab)

iMac, 24-inch $1350 | $150 off (opens in new tab)

The newest 24-inch 4.5K Retina display iMac has a $150 discount at Amazon right now for the M1 256GB and 512GB (opens in new tab) models, dropping its price to $1,349.99 and  $1,549.99 respectively. This deal won't last for long, we're already seeing colors selling out.

If you intend to use an iMac for highly intensive graphics tasks then the 8-core system from Amazon is your best bet. Not only will it perform better, but it comes with additional cooling which means it shouldn’t get too loud under heavy load. 

The Apple iMac is the sleekest desktop computer around. It’s a style statement, but don’t let that fool you, it’s a workhorse too. Compared to the rest of Apple computing lineup, it also is properly good value. 

The screen, webcam, three-array mic and even the speakers are phenomenal for such a thin computer. The M1 processor has also proved to be a revelation, fast and cool. 

All models also come with color-matched Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard, but only the 8-core GPU Amazon models come with Touch ID for fingerprint unlocking. 

Evan has been working on tech magazines and websites since 2000 and was Editor-in-Chief of Trusted Reviews covering topics such as mobile, tablets, audio, computing and smart home for 7 years as well as supporting the tech and buying advice sections of Time.comSpace.comLiveScience.com and NME.com. In his 20+ year career, he has reviewed and covered everything from laptops to coffee machines and smartphones to smart thermostats.