Screaming Deal on Apple iMac 5K: Superb Display with a FREE Computer Inside as Low as $849
re: iMac 5K
Got a high school or college student who needs a computer? How about yourself on that pitifully small laptop screen and the neck-ache from hunching over your laptop?
For years, I’ve claimed that the Apple iMac 5K is an outstanding display with a free computer included. It was true and remains so! The iMac 5K is the best solution Apple ever produced.
Apple has quietly discontinued the iMac 5K and has no equivalent and won’t for a good long while. The cheapest Apple Mac Studio + Apple Studio Display 5K display will set you back $4000 or more.
Why spend nearly double the price at Apple for an inferior display (eg M1 24" model)?
Fantastic screen, more than enough CPU power, and user-upgradeable memory to 128GB. And an Apple 1 year warranty (select models, OWC warrants some of the higher-end ones). Nothing else comes close to the value proposition.
Multiple persons can use it — create one login account for each.
These iMac 5K models have only 250GB or 500GB SSDs. But for most all users that is ample space, and adding more fast SSD storage can be done with fast but inexpensive drives like the OWC Envoy Pro Elektron. Really need to keep thecost down? Go with the 4K model shown below.
Note: keyboard and mouse are NOT included. Upgrading the CPU is done by OWC and does not enhance video card options.
Best all-around value $939: iMac 5K 3.1 GHz 6-core, 32GB memory, 256GB SSD
Best photographer value $1439: iMac 5K 3.8 GHz 8-core, 64GB memory, 256GB SSD
$1099 SAVE $700 = 38.0% Apple 27" iMac Retina 5K (2020) 3.1GHz 6-Core i5 - Apple Factory… in New and used Macs: iMac
$1199 SAVE $1200 = 50.0% Apple 27" iMac Retina 5K (2020) 3.1GHz 6-Core i5 - Apple Factory… in New and used Macs: iMac