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Those looking to add a quick desktop to their home, or upgrade from an older device, should consider Apple’s latest iMac. The sleek machine got a score of 89 from us thanks to its fast performance and updated design, and now you can pick up the silver model at a lower price on Amazon. The 24-inch iMac M1 with an octa-core CPU and 7-core GPU, along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, is down $1,249, or $50 from its regular price. Only the Silver model is this low now, and the last time it saw a similar opponent was in July of last year.
Buy the 24-inch iMac M1 from Amazon – $1,249
Apple’s M1 chipset powers the latest iMacs, providing noticeable performance improvements over previous models. The desktop can effortlessly handle video editing, spreadsheet work and even Apple Arcade games, wakes almost instantly from sleep and only takes about 25 seconds to boot up on a cold start. It also has a stunning 4.5K Retina display that can display over a billion colors and reaches 500 nits, so everything from photos to videos pops on this screen. Plus, an iMac under 10 pounds is very easy to move around, so while you may only want to park it in one room in your house, you can move it when necessary without much effort.
The biggest thing about the iMac is its lack of vertical screen adjustment and only the set of USB-C ports. The base model, which is the one for sale, only has two USB-C ports — and you’ll have to get the 8-core GPU version for $1,499 to get two more. This means that you will definitely live the life of a dongle if you invest in this laptop, which is a nuisance that may be too much for some. You can get a color-matched Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard with this desktop, and while there are more comfortable combinations, they’ll work just fine for most people.
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