Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Best 24in iMac (M1) Deals in January 2022: Up to £250/$260 Off

The M1-powered 24in iMac made its debut at Apple’s April 2021 Spring Loaded event alongside a new iPad Pro that also makes use of the M1.

As a throwback to older generations of iMac, the devices ship in an assortment of colours; but unlike the past iterations, the 4.5K Retina display is totally flat, with slimmer bezels, a smaller chin, and just 11.5mm thick.

That new slimmed-down, chiselled look is mainly down to the M1 chip’s SoC architecture. The M1 also boosts performance by up to 85%, with up to double the GPU speed, making demanding tasks such as 4K video editing on multiple streams without dropped frames in Final Cut Pro possible.

The latest 24in iMac also features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality microphones, and a six-speaker set up with added Dolby Atmos support. If you want to learn more about the specs and features on the M1 iMacs see this handy article.

We’ve also reviewed the M1 iMac, where it received 4.5/5 stars and a Tech Advisor Recommended badge.

We’re tracking all the places you can buy the new iMac right here, along with our selection of the best deals available right now.

We’re separately looking at where to buy the new MacBook Pro laptops with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips if you want something portable.

Best 24in iMac with M1 (2021) deals in January 2022 – up to £250/$260 off

While the 24in iMac was hard to come by at the end of 2021, stock has returned to almost all retailers this January – and some are even offering discounts on Apple’s latest all-in-one desktop.

If you don’t mind a refurbished model, Apple itself is offering a hefty £250/$260 discount on the top-end 24in iMac with 8-core CPU and GPU and 512GB of storage, bringing it down to a more trempting £1,399/$1,439 – cheaper than buying the mid-range variant. It’s worth pointing out that Apple’s refurb process is top-notch, with some refurb products near-identical to that of brand new models – albeit without the original packaging. If you’re tempted, you can get it both in the UK and US right now.

If you prefer to buy brand-new, the good news is that Amazon and Currys are offering £99 off the entry-level 24in iMac in the UK. Those in the US are tempted to a $50 saving on the entry-level model at Amazon, but it’s the 8-core GPU/256GB variant that steals the show with $100 off the $1,499 RRP. 

Where to buy the 24in iMac with M1 (2021)

You can buy the new M1 iMac directly from Apple in the UK and US but there is a wait time of around two weeks. If you want it sooner, there are a number of retailers you can turn to this month, and there are a few deals to be had too. 

Stock is changing all the time. We’ve done the hard work and gone through each retailer’s availability below and pointed out where to find each model below:

  • Apple Refurb Store – from £1,399, £250 off refurbished top-end model
  • Amazon – from £1,149.97, £99 off
  • Currys – from £1,149.97, £99 off
  • BT Shop – from £1,175.13, £74 off entry-level model
  • KRCS – from £1,186.55, £62 off entry-level model but 8-12 weeks for delivery
  • AO – from £1,249
  • Box – from £1,249
  • Very – from £1,249
  • Argos – from £1,449
  • John Lewis – from £1,249
  • Scan – from £1,249

If you’re based in the US, head to the following:

How much does the 24in iMac with M1 cost?

The new iMacs with M1 start at £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899. Here’s the full pricing and colour range:

  • 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD – £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899 – available in green, pink, blue and silver
  • 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD – £1,449/$1,499/AUD$2,199 – available in green, pink, blue, silver, yellow, orange, and purple
  • 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB SSD – £1,649/$1,699/AUD$2,499 – available in green, pink, blue, silver, yellow, orange, and purple

Educational Pricing on 24in iMac with M1 

Apple is also offering educational pricing with up to £195 off. The first two configurations will be reduced as follows:

  • 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD – £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899 – Student price: £1,124 (£125 off)
  • 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD – £1,449/$1,499/AUD$2,199 – Student price: £1,304 (£195 off)

Here’s how to get Apple’s Educational discount.

If you are looking for a bargain on Apple laptops, consider the 13in M1 MacBook Pro or M1 MacBook Air instead.

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