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Apple iMac 24" 2021, M1, 256GB SSD, 7 Core GPU $1,799 Delivered @ Umart

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Apple iMac 24, 256GB, 7 core, 2021 Umart @ $1,799 (Free Shipping)
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  • +1 vote

    Can you play games on this?

    • +23 votes

      Not really the target market, people aren't buying this pc for gaming.

    • -4 votes

      for this amount of money, pretty sure you can build yourself a decent gaming pc instead

      • +21 votes

        Right not maybe not…

      • +30 votes

        with the fabolous array of available graphics cards on the market right now?

        • +1 vote

          well, there are definitely more games optimised for Windows 10 than on macOS. And people in their right mind will not buy a Mac purely for gaming.

          P.S. I would still stick to a gaming PC for the upgradability.

          yea the graphics cards are not quite at the right price right now, but it will go down soon.

        • +3 votes

          jubbing ur a mad dog

        • +2 votes

          Still, for 1.8k, you'll be able to get a prebuilt that will have way less computability issues and perform much better. The m1 is still a miracle of a chip, but it's not for gamers.

        • -1 vote

          prebuilts are in stock and better value

      • +5 votes

        Not everyone in the world buys PC's to play Crysis 3.

        I was at the Apple store last week, the amount of kids/students that were interested in these iMacs was unbelievable.

        • +2 votes

          Teens these days are so demanding. Back in my day we were happy with anything that ran WoW and could watch pr0n on.

      • +1 vote

        Yes but why?

      • +1 vote

        There is very little overlap between gamers and the demographic interested in this particular All In One, where appearance and style is more important than outright performance. Not that this little thing is shabby performance wise, au contraire, but you would not buy this if you were a gamer.
        I am not, but I would go the next step up anyways from this iMac for Ethernet and Touch ID in the keyboard.
        And then there is Mac OS….

        I had a squize at one today in JB HiFi, and they certainly are a beautiful object. The design and engineering is quite nice, especially in the blue I saw, which would go with my lounge. Maybe the Orange for contrast?
        I will see what high performance M series chips based machines come out in the next few months.

        • +1 vote

          It's mostly due to M1 CPU. If this is still using Intel, most people won't be interested. The CPU is such a big factor that 2 ports (or 4 ports) are acceptable. 24 inch display.

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            @netsurfer: And I reckon most people will not go for the base model. 4 ports on the next one up is fine given two of those ports are thundetbolt/USB 4.

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        There's always one.

    • +2 votes

      Yes, you can.

    • +19 votes

      Apple Arcade 🐸

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      I play World of Warcraft on the M1 Macbook Air.

      • +3 votes

        Sadly WoW is one of the few native games for Silicon at the moment.

        That said, I was really surprised at how well some games run with Rosetta. When even a 1050ti seems to cost about $400 these days it's not the worst gaming option.

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          You may as well buy a Windows laptop if you're looking to game. Prices aren't nearly as inflated as desktops, you get a reasonably small form factor and your selection of games isn't limited to a handful of native titles including Cut The Rope Remastered.

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            @TeddyBear: depending on the game, if the M1 supports it via Rosetta you're better off with that over any laptop that doesn't have a discrete GPU.

            That said, you're still right, if gaming is your sole requirement go buy a gaming laptop/desktop. I picked up a refurb desktop with a 2060 super that craps all over the M1 with more than enough spare for a monitor. But if gaming is just one requirement then the M1 is actually a surprisingly decent choice. With the imac you get a pretty screen/build (imo not worth much to me), if battery life matters on a laptop then a gaming laptop is not going to be a great choice.

    • +4 votes

      Yes, it's worth checking games you want to play are supported and run well. There's a thread on Reddit that tracks how well games run on M1 macs. It's not a targeted toward gaming but it will run enough games to keep most casual gamers happy.

      If you want a PC for gaming, you're better off building a PC.

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      Honestly that boils down to what game you want to play.

      Minecraft? Yes

      Fortnite? If you play at a non-native 1080p, maybe

      COD? No

  • +13 votes

    IMHO, https://www.umart.com.au/Apple-Mac-Mini_388C.html with your own screen choice and keyb/mouse is a better buy.

    • +1 vote

      +1. The deal version doesn't even have the keyboard with touch ID either.

      • +1 vote

        Or USB3 ports, for those that still need them.

    • +8 votes

      if you're not fussy about the screen then sure. If you need a somewhat decent screen, good luck finding one that's colour accurate, with 4.5k resolution for under 1k. The closest I've found was the Dell ultrasharp 27" 4k that's on special right now but it's still around $900. The dell has a lower resolution and PPI but larger sceen size.

      • -2 votes

        There are plenty of 1440p monitors well under this price point. At 27" it'll be tough to tell the difference between 4k and 1440p imo.

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          1440p is old tech

        • +1 vote

          Nope, it's VERY easy to tell the difference. I've used 1440p 27" monitors since 2009 and have used 4k ones in more recent times. The difference is very very noticeable. Also, it's not just the resolution, the colour accuracy out of box is what makes it hard to find something that's comparable. If you don't do anything that needs that sort of accuracy, then sure, anything will do.

      • +1 vote

        Or one with a nice glass screen. I think the chin is a bit silly. The thinness is incredible though.

        I find it a bit stupid Apple didn't release a bigger version. 24 and even 27 inch isn't big enough these imo.

        • +2 votes

          stupid Apple didn't release a bigger version

          The bigger version will come later, no doubt. Extra revenue for them as people upgrade.

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      Dat 5k Retina 500nit screen tho

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      Finally one sane comment in this thread. I'm surprised by the number of upvotes for this "deal".

      It seems that OzBargain went completely off the track, as if anything is slightly off RRP it is a "deal" and people are acting like they have money to burn.

  • +12 votes

    dont get the base model.

    its not worth it

  • +4 votes

    Base model iMac doesn’t make any sense to me. Get the same spec Mac Mini for $980 (even less on sale) or a Macbook Air for $1350.

    You can easily get a great 4K monitor and peripherals for $500.

    • +14 votes

      I have a 4k Dell screen sitting side by side with my MBP Retina display, hands down the MBP looks way better.

      • +1 vote

        Completely agree, but for the avareage Stacey just sending emails and online shopping it doesnt really matter haha.

        • +27 votes

          What about for Stacey's mum? 😏

          • +8 votes

            @Twix: Disagree. If you like minimalist design and want a computer in your living room, a 4K Dell screen with a MacBook just looks like ugly clutter. It’s the same reason not everyone has a reclining sofa chair with a bottle holder in their homes, or a full fledged Dolby surround with a subwoofer - to many of us, looks do matter when it comes to furniture and your interior. Also, don’t underestimate how good iMacs’ screens actually are, there is a reason Apple only sells a select few external displays on their site. I wouldn’t go for the base model though and I actually slightly prefer the design of my 21.5” iMac (but I must say I haven’t seen the new one in real life).

            Edit: sorry, wasn’t replying to you Twix (were they called Raiders in Australia as well back in the 90s?).

            • +3 votes

              @bozbargain: Yeah i do see your point. I just hate the idea of throwing out a great screen when when the computer part is outdated or throwing away the computer part if the screen breaks.

              I got my parents a Dell AIO second hand very cheap and it takes up very little desk space and suits their needs, but would never buy new.

              • +1 vote

                @Presence: There was a brief period when the iMac could serve as a display, I think it only lasted one iteration. I wish they brought that feature back, especially with these thin iMacs. It would be nice to have them still be usable as a display when the computer inside becomes obsolete.

                • +1 vote

                  @lint: Completely agree. It’s terrible from a sustainability point of view as well. I do think these new M1 iMacs are built to last (not much can break except for the external power brick) but the repairability is ridiculous. My 2012 MacBook Pro was the last Apple product I owned that was truely future proof and easy to repair.

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                    @bozbargain:

                    It’s terrible from a sustainability point of view as well. I do think these new M1 iMacs are built to last (not much can break except for the external power brick) but the repairability is ridiculous. My 2012 MacBook Pro was the last Apple product I owned that was truely future proof and easy to repair.

                    FWIW, the new M1 Macs have much more in common with an iPhone than they do with a "traditional" computer, at least in their ethos/spirit.

                    I personally think the fact that storage can't be upgraded is a complete farce, though I can at least somewhat understand RAM not being able to be upgraded due to their architecture. Once upon a time, we used to be able to upgrade cache after all, so the trend is towards tighter integration.

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                      @p1 ama: I will accept the on-board RAM on these M1 iMacs, but it's a farce that the preceeding 21.5" iMacs used SODIMM RAM but you literally had to pull the whole thing apart to access it. Could've added a handy access panel on the back like they did on the 27".

            • +2 votes

              @bozbargain:

              If you like minimalist design and want a computer in your living room, a 4K Dell screen with a MacBook just looks like ugly clutter.

              Then get an iMac. I'm not saying that the market doesn't exist. Clearly these are popular and sell well.

              It's only common sense to compare alternatives. The obvious benefits of getting a MacBook with an external monitor would be portability, battery, travel…etc. You can't use your iMac on the couch or take it with you on your next trip.

              My belief is that most people would prefer the option of portability. It's not exactly a controversial take either, laptops have been outselling desktops for ages, including in Apple's own lineup.

        • +3 votes

          I would argue that the average Stacey sending emails and online shopping is better off with a MacBook.

          • +1 vote

            @p1 ama: You’d only consider an iMac if you spend a fair bit of time behind it, eg when you work from home a few days a week. I watched and read quite a few reviews about the new iMacs. Almost all of them say that it’s hard to find a computer with a seperate screen that good for the price of an iMac (the same goes for my old iMac), so you’re not even paying a real premium for the looks. All I’m trying to say is that for those who want a big screen at home, I don’t agree with the comment that you’re better off buying a laptop and plugging it in to an external display. To me, professional users and Staceys aside, the M1 MacBook Air is the perfect portable device and the iMac the best at-home solution. For me, the iPad Pro’s is the device I don’t get, given its price vs the MBA.

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              @bozbargain:

              To me, professional users and Staceys aside, the M1 MacBook Air is the perfect portable device and the iMac the best at-home solution.

              I agree, but it doesn't make sense for most people to purchase and maintain two devices. If you had to purchase and maintain only one device, then the more versatile choice would be the MacBook.

              You can turn the MacBook into a desktop setup with a monitor + peripherals. You can't turn your iMac into a portable machine. That's the long and short of it.

              If you can afford to have multiple devices or you're 100% sure you never want to use your computer away from your desk then sure, I agree the iMac is a great option. It's just not a very versatile one for most.

              • -1 vote

                @p1 ama: Correct, but please note this is a deal post about an iMac. People who are interested in an iMac have certain desktop needs. Why would you tell those who are interested in an iMac that they should go for a laptop with an external display instead?

                • -1 vote

                  @bozbargain:

                  Why would you tell those who are interested in an iMac that they should go for a laptop with an external display instead?

                  Because I think it's a more versatile option that people might be interested in. It's not like I get anything out of people buying this or that.

                  Buy what suits you, always good to have options and suggestions.

                  Seem to have hit a nerve ey?

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    Any news on a new coloured iMac with m1 in a bigger screen?

    I have a 27” late 2013 that I wanna upgrade from but going from 27” to 24” (really 23” something) gonna be hard

    • +2 votes

      Larger iMac - Apple is still developing a larger version of the iMac with more powerful Apple silicon chips, but paused work on the larger version to launch the 24-inch iMac model. There is no word on when the larger variant of the iMac might launch, but it is expected to include much more powerful Apple silicon chips.

      https://www.macrumors.com/guide/upcoming-apple-products/

      • +1 vote

        Ok thanks I’ll wait

    • +1 vote

      There's a rumour that the next version of the M1 will be announced at WWDC on Tuesday (our time). So probably worth waiting a couple of days first.

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        Thanks

  • +2 votes

    Honestly, you can build your own PC with M1 Mini + Dell monitor and very best Logitech Keyboard + mxMaster 3 mouse.

    I had the MBP M1 + Dell 4K 27"

    • +3 votes

      I went this route, M1 Mac mini upgraded to 16gb ram, with 2x dell 4k 27” monitors with Apple space grey keyboard and Logitech mx mouse

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        Do you run scaled or native resolution?

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          Scaled to 1440p but Mac still runs at 2160p (if that makes sense)
          It’s better to buy a 4K monitor for Mac OS and down scale it to 1440p rather than buying a 1440p and running it at 1440p.

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        How does the M1 handle multiple 4K monitors? Smooth and does it run at 60hz?

        • +3 votes

          I will have to let you know. I have everything except my 2nd monitor from an ozB dell monitor deal which is arriving in the next couple of days. I can confirm my USB-c to hdmi adapter from Kmart is able to do 4k at 60hz as well as the hdmi port on the Mac mini so there should be no problems.

          I’m really impressed by the M1 performance it’s buttery smooth and the fastest web browsing experience for what I do, compared to my 2020 Intel MBP.

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          Only 1 external display on the iMac.
          (M1 can drive 2 monitors max.)

  • +3 votes

    Just a note of caution: Apple’s annual developer conference (WWDC) starts this week and it is not unlikely the next generation of Apple Silicon machines will be announced.

    • +1 vote

      M2 will likely be much more expensive than M1 because they're using a much larger die for the 16/32 core GPUs (and revamped thermal solutions for the beefier processor), and marketed towards professionals. I think M1 products will remain popular to people who don't need the extra performance and for its good value.

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        What if they just put two M1 chips in it?
        Maintain the supply chain.

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        If we follow the naming scheme as they have for the chips in the iPad and iPhone, the number stands for the generation/core design.

        The M1/M2 will go into the consumer devices.
        The M1X/M1 Pro will go into the high-performance devices.

        We are expecting a Pro variant of the M1, so an M1X (or as I'm gonna guess, M1 Pro).

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      M1x or M2 on 27" iMac is thing …I hope

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      I for one cannot wait. I cant imagine how much faster M1X would be given how fast M1 already is.

  • +3 votes

    What the hell is a 7 core GPU?

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      It's integrated, so it's short for "M1 with 7-core GPU", as opposed to "M1 with 8-core GPU". These are two options at the moment, apart from eGPUs.

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        gotcha thanks.