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Best iMac Deals for May 2024

The best iMac deals this May include savings on the current M3 iMac 24-inch and the closeout M1 line, along with deals on AppleCare.

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Which iMac should I buy?

With the introduction of the new colorful 24-inch iMac, Apple simplified the desktop purchasing decision for many customers. Apple shifted this thin and light all-in-one desktop to M3 in 2023, but customers seeking discounts can still find M1 models or even some aging Intel models at some retailers.

Anyone shopping new, the choice is easier since Apple only offers one option — M3.

We can't recommend Intel machines since Apple could choose to stop supporting updates in macOS at any point. However, if you know you need Intel for certain workflows, these machines still exist at some retailers at steep discounts.

24-inch iMac with M3

The 24-inch iMac is the official successor to the 21.5-inch iMac and 27-inch iMac and has been updated with a 4.5K display, M-series processor, and fresh new color options. The move to Apple Silicon means the iMac can have a slim design similar to a large iPad Pro with a smaller chin and thin bezel around the display.

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Apple skipped the M2 generation with the iMac, so the 2021 24-inch iMac with M1 was sold for two years before finally being updated with M3. No other specs were changed on the updated 2023 models.

The new iMac comes in blue, green, pink, silver, yellow, orange, or purple. The colors available depend on the configuration chosen. All colors are available for the $1,499 and up configurations, and only blue, green, pink, and silver are available for the cheaper $1,299 option.

The $1,299 model has the M3 with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. It has two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and no additional ports. This model ships with a Magic Keyboard that is color-matched, but has no Touch ID.

There are two higher-end models based on the memory configuration. They both have the M2 with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. They have two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports, two USB 3 ports, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The model with 256GB of storage is $1,499 and the model with 512GB of storage is $1,699.

The higher-end models come with color-matched Magic Keyboards with integrated Touch ID.

Apple's M1 processor is still an industry leader despite its age, so customers seeking bigger discounts can look to the 2021 models. Colors and configurations are identical beyond the processor.

27-inch iMac 5K with Intel

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.

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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 4K with Intel

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.

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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 May with AppleInsider promotions.