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A desktop experience that draws you in and keeps you there. This is the idea behind today’s iMac, and now that idea is more powerful than ever. The new iMac is packed with all-new processors, the latest graphics technologies, innovative storage and higher-bandwidth connectivity. And it all comes to life on the brightest and most colourful Retina display iMac has ever seen. So you get an even more immersive experience — and a scintillating new way to take it all in.

Powerful processor Intel’s 7th-generation i5 processor, codename Kaby Lake, is designed to make your machine faster and more efficient. Overall productivity will show improvement for flawless multi-tasking and playback of 4K Ultra-HD video will occur without delay or interruption. The processor also feature a 'Turbo Boost' that will unleash more power when you need it, so you can handle more programs and intensive tasks without your laptop slowing down.

Stunning graphics
iMac features powerful new Radeon Pro 500 series graphics that make a spectacle of everything you see. The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display is loaded with up to 4GB of dedicated VRAM, delivering visual effects and 3D graphics that exhibit raw power in its most polished form.

Stunning ultra-thin design
iMac's premium aluminium casing and glass display make for a stunning, modern looking machine, that looks as good as it performs. It's incredibly thin but still manages to pack a remarkable amount of high performance technology into the same amazingly thin enclosure.

Retina Display
The Retina display shines even more vividly on the new iMac. With 1 billion colours and 500 nits of brightness, graphics leap off the screen in a whole new light. And the pixel density is so high that you won’t detect a single one. Text is so clear and sharp, your email and documents will look smarter than ever. It’s simply the best Mac Retina display yet.

Sleeker wireless accessories
An extra sprinkle of fairy dust has been added to the wireless accessories to give them all a more spellbinding shape. The Magic Keyboard has had the cylindrical battery section removed, allowing it to lie completely flat. The Magic Mouse 2 is lighter yet sturdier and designed with an optimised base for a smoother glide.

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I have this same one but I paid for more RAM. However, upon receiving I realised that they have an easy access panel for the RAM at the back so you could upgrade it yourself for far less! Just FYI
lumsdot20/06/2019 07:31

An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An …An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An i5 gaming pc is about 600, not sure where the other 400 has gone unless its on the 5400 hard drive.This is pure wastage, once the motherboard breaks the inbuilt monitor is landfill


They don’t break! Had mine since 2011 gr8 investment
lumsdot20/06/2019 07:31

An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An …An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An i5 gaming pc is about 600, not sure where the other 400 has gone unless its on the 5400 hard drive.This is pure wastage, once the motherboard breaks the inbuilt monitor is landfill


Away to the sea with ya. Worse presented case for not buying this machine ever.
The apple hate is going to be strong on this one
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I have this same one but I paid for more RAM. However, upon receiving I realised that they have an easy access panel for the RAM at the back so you could upgrade it yourself for far less! Just FYI
ImmyDealHunter20/06/2019 06:21

I have this same one but I paid for more RAM. However, upon receiving I …I have this same one but I paid for more RAM. However, upon receiving I realised that they have an easy access panel for the RAM at the back so you could upgrade it yourself for far less! Just FYI


Yeah, definitely worth maxing out the ram at 64gb for around £240.
An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An i5 gaming pc is about 600, not sure where the other 400 has gone unless its on the 5400 hard drive.
This is pure wastage, once the motherboard breaks the inbuilt monitor is landfill
lumsdot20/06/2019 07:31

An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An …An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An i5 gaming pc is about 600, not sure where the other 400 has gone unless its on the 5400 hard drive.This is pure wastage, once the motherboard breaks the inbuilt monitor is landfill


They don’t break! Had mine since 2011 gr8 investment
lumsdot20/06/2019 07:31

An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An …An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An i5 gaming pc is about 600, not sure where the other 400 has gone unless its on the 5400 hard drive.This is pure wastage, once the motherboard breaks the inbuilt monitor is landfill


Away to the sea with ya. Worse presented case for not buying this machine ever.
lumsdot20/06/2019 07:31

An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An …An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An i5 gaming pc is about 600, not sure where the other 400 has gone unless its on the 5400 hard drive.This is pure wastage, once the motherboard breaks the inbuilt monitor is landfill


Can you please link to an LG 28 inch 4K monitor for £200? And then link a 5K one?
steve2309420/06/2019 08:12

Can you please link to an LG 28 inch 4K monitor for £200? And then link a …Can you please link to an LG 28 inch 4K monitor for £200? And then link a 5K one?


laptopsdirect.co.uk/lg-…asp

27 inch, attach an i5 mini NUC and a mechanical keyboard and you have a real computer, not a toy
lumsdot20/06/2019 08:22

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/lg-27-27ud59-w-4k-uhd-hdmi-freesync-monitor-27ud59-w/version.asp27 inch, attach an i5 mini NUC and a mechanical keyboard and you have a real computer, not a toy


Except the imac is a 5k screen. Please find one of those to compare like for like
The apple hate is going to be strong on this one
Sp0oner20/06/2019 08:33

Except the imac is a 5k screen. Please find one of those to compare like …Except the imac is a 5k screen. Please find one of those to compare like for like


heres a 28 inch 4k monitor for 220

i cant provide like for like because only apple sell sub standard computers , i would have to ask Amstrad to make something up specialy just to give a fair comparison

scan.co.uk/pro…BwE
That LG screen will be serious inferior to the imac display.
lumsdot20/06/2019 08:44

heres a 28 inch 4k monitor for 220i cant provide like for like because …heres a 28 inch 4k monitor for 220i cant provide like for like because only apple sell sub standard computers , i would have to ask Amstrad to make something up specialy just to give a fair comparisonhttps://www.scan.co.uk/products/28-acer-kg281k-uhd-monitor-tn-3840x2160-60hz-freesync-1ms-100m1-300cd-m-hdmi-dp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI67He_Mb34gIVLrftCh31vwrcEAQYCSABEgKgnfD_BwE


LOL I think you need to get help for that Apple hate.
I am a Macbook owner, so not a hater, but £1200 and not a proper SSD is outrageous in this day and age. The fusion drives are terrible for media work and code compilation.
JJHaskard20/06/2019 08:45

That LG screen will be serious inferior to the imac display.


apple uses lg to supply some of their lcd didplays.
most imac used lg lcd panels in the past, maybe still do.
apple watch uses lg oled displays
lumsdot20/06/2019 09:03

apple uses lg to supply some of their lcd didplays.most imac used lg lcd …apple uses lg to supply some of their lcd didplays.most imac used lg lcd panels in the past, maybe still do.apple watch uses lg oled displays


That doesn’t make your £200 screen the same quality just because it’s the same manufacturer
Blurigard20/06/2019 08:59

I am a Macbook owner, so not a hater, but £1200 and not a proper SSD is …I am a Macbook owner, so not a hater, but £1200 and not a proper SSD is outrageous in this day and age. The fusion drives are terrible for media work and code compilation.


I agree on the hdd point and only 1tb is what has stopped me buying in the past with no easy way to upgrade.
lumsdot20/06/2019 07:31

An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An …An lg 28 4k monitor is 200, which can also accept external hdmi inputs. An i5 gaming pc is about 600, not sure where the other 400 has gone unless its on the 5400 hard drive.This is pure wastage, once the motherboard breaks the inbuilt monitor is landfill


That's nice dear, but this a deal for an imac, nothing to do with separate monitors and gaming pcs. Have fun with your windows 10 updates
Before you buy just YouTube how slow these are with the mechanical hard drive and see if you can bare the waiting times. It’s a great price for a 27” iMac but I’d definitely recommend buying an external SSD with this.
Sp0oner20/06/2019 09:08

I agree on the hdd point and only 1tb is what has stopped me buying in the …I agree on the hdd point and only 1tb is what has stopped me buying in the past with no easy way to upgrade.


The storage size isn't such a problem for me as external storage is convenient enough, it's just the fact the day-to-day use is hamstrung by having a mechanical drive at the core. I mean, you *can* upgrade the main drive:

google.com/sea…F-8

But at £1200 I don't reckon most folk will want to void their warranties and potentially wreck their machine.
I agree and it wasn’t something I was prepared to do either. If they put an ssd in for the OS and a mechanical for storage i’d be buying one.
Blurigard20/06/2019 08:59

I am a Macbook owner, so not a hater, but £1200 and not a proper SSD is …I am a Macbook owner, so not a hater, but £1200 and not a proper SSD is outrageous in this day and age. The fusion drives are terrible for media work and code compilation.


Interesting point. Without looking at comparison tests I had the impression Fusion drives were every bit as quick as SSD’s. Think I’ll hold back on the trigger for a bit longer in that case.
I've had this model for two years, after having a 24" iMac since 2006 (which is still going strong, too). I can thoroughly recommend it. I have even stuck with the original 8Gb of RAM!
lumsdot20/06/2019 08:44

heres a 28 inch 4k monitor for 220i cant provide like for like because …heres a 28 inch 4k monitor for 220i cant provide like for like because only apple sell sub standard computers , i would have to ask Amstrad to make something up specialy just to give a fair comparisonhttps://www.scan.co.uk/products/28-acer-kg281k-uhd-monitor-tn-3840x2160-60hz-freesync-1ms-100m1-300cd-m-hdmi-dp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI67He_Mb34gIVLrftCh31vwrcEAQYCSABEgKgnfD_BwE



Comparing an Acer TN panel to an IPS 5k lol. You cannot buy 5k 27" for a PC because Windows does not support retina mode (i.e. pixel doubling) so the text would be too small for Bill Gates' eyes.
kristoff20/06/2019 09:16

Interesting point. Without looking at comparison tests I had the …Interesting point. Without looking at comparison tests I had the impression Fusion drives were every bit as quick as SSD’s. Think I’ll hold back on the trigger for a bit longer in that case.


Don't let me put you off, by all means, as it's an amazing saving from the original price and it's a great machine, it really is. But, it's just not for me, because it's 2015 tech in a 2017 machine at a premium price with no good way to upgrade. I'm a tinkerer kind of guy and like to be able to upgrade my machine if I want. It's really just me - for those who just need a Mac for their day to day work then this is great.

I'm still holding on to my 2011 macbook for the very same reason - I can't stomach the idea of paying another £1200 for a new Macbook to be insulted by soldered in RAM and SSD with only 120GB of storage.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 20th Jun
Dantooine20/06/2019 09:09

That's nice dear, but this a deal for an imac, nothing to do with separate …That's nice dear, but this a deal for an imac, nothing to do with separate monitors and gaming pcs. Have fun with your windows 10 updates


ubuntu only does updates when i ask it to
Sp0oner20/06/2019 09:06

That doesn’t make your £200 screen the same quality just because it’s the s …That doesn’t make your £200 screen the same quality just because it’s the same manufacturer


how many external inputs does the imac monitor have, in case you want to plug in an xbox, free view box etc. im guessing none
malhal20/06/2019 09:18

Comparing an Acer TN panel to an IPS 5k lol. You cannot buy 5k 27" for a …Comparing an Acer TN panel to an IPS 5k lol. You cannot buy 5k 27" for a PC because Windows does not support retina mode (i.e. pixel doubling) so the text would be too small for Bill Gates' eyes.


They do, it’s the scaling option in display settings. The Surface Book screen is a higher resolution than the retina MacBook Pro, so it would be very hard to use if it didn’t.
lumsdot20/06/2019 09:20

ubuntu only does updates when i ask it to


This thread probably isn't for you if you're in to all that nerdy stuff - THIS IS A DEAL FOR AN IMAC!
lumsdot20/06/2019 09:21

how many external inputs does the imac monitor have, in case you want to …how many external inputs does the imac monitor have, in case you want to plug in an xbox, free view box etc. im guessing none


Lol plug an xbox into an imac? I have never felt the need to plug a console into a monitor as a TV is a far better experience.
You can't pin that one on Apple, you will have that issue with all manufacturers of AIO pcs so it's a mute point.
Ordered. Interest Free too
Sp0oner20/06/2019 09:58

Lol plug an xbox into an imac? I have never felt the need to plug …Lol plug an xbox into an imac? I have never felt the need to plug a console into a monitor as a TV is a far better experience.You can't pin that one on Apple, you will have that issue with all manufacturers of AIO pcs so it's a mute point.


Yeah I can't believe apple didn't leave a port to plug an xbox into... I'm gutted I can't plug my washing machine into my Sonos system either, what's the deal with that!
kristoff20/06/2019 09:16

Interesting point. Without looking at comparison tests I had the …Interesting point. Without looking at comparison tests I had the impression Fusion drives were every bit as quick as SSD’s. Think I’ll hold back on the trigger for a bit longer in that case.



I have a 2013 21.5" model with 1TB fusion drive. I use it as a server which includes writing cctv motion captured videofiles on a pretty regular basis. I have no issues with the performance of the fusion drive. My imac is turned on 24/7 as a server so boot time gains from SSD dont really effect me. It depends on your use i suppose. For home and office use i think the Fusion drives are fine. When you move into professional video editing, software development etc maybe an SSD would be better for you.

My server uses 8 to 10 GB of RAM when its 'idling' though so i would say the 8GB in this deal is the weakest aspect and potential buyers should factor in a RAM upgrade to 16GB. Which i believe is possible by the user on the 27" models but not on the 21.5"
Apple haters just don't realise how silly they look.
lumsdot20/06/2019 09:21

how many external inputs does the imac monitor have, in case you want to …how many external inputs does the imac monitor have, in case you want to plug in an xbox, free view box etc. im guessing none


Mate piece of advice. I think you should accept your loss and walk on ...
Seems a great price for a new imac. You always know you're going to pay a premium for apple stuff but this isn't bad and will do most for years.

The arguments for pc are customization and power use. If neither of them interest you then the imac is a neater and better option. I'm a pc guy myself for the above reasons.
Appreciate the heat guys.Wasn’t sure if this was a good deal or not over the 2019 model as it looks like they may be discontinuing this model ?

Anyway I’ve always wanted one and went for it at this price over the 2019 model with the JL legendary warranty making the difference .
I'm wondering if they will discount the macbook pros next, the macbook and the imac have been discounted so is the macbook pro going to get a price drop too?!
malhal20/06/2019 09:18

Comparing an Acer TN panel to an IPS 5k lol. You cannot buy 5k 27" for a …Comparing an Acer TN panel to an IPS 5k lol. You cannot buy 5k 27" for a PC because Windows does not support retina mode (i.e. pixel doubling) so the text would be too small for Bill Gates' eyes.


"Pixel doubling" haha. With respect, you really don't know what you're talking about. Retina display is just a trade-marked buzzword that indicates that the pixel density of a screen at the recommended usage distance is above the threshold where individual pixels are discernible by the average eye.

You see, this is why people get angry at Apple fan boys, because they dogmatically buy into the drivel that is fed to them without taking the time to understand it.

PCs can drive 'retina displays' without any issue as both PCs and Mac's use very similar/the same hardware for their graphical output.

Pixel doubling...facepalm
Edited by: "Blurigard" 20th Jun
Blurigard20/06/2019 11:16

"Pixel doubling" haha. With respect, you really don't know what you're …"Pixel doubling" haha. With respect, you really don't know what you're talking about. Retina display is just a trade-marked buzzword that indicates that the pixel density of a screen at the recommended usage distance is above the threshold where individual pixels are discernible by the average eye.You see, this is why people get angry at Apple fan boys, because they dogmatically buy into the drivel that is fed to them without taking the time to understand it.PCs can drive 'retina displays' without any issue as both PCs and Mac's use very similar/the same hardware for their graphical output.Pixel doubling...facepalm


Here learn something about software engineering dude:

https://medium.com/@pnowelldesign/pixel-density-demystified-a4db63ba2922
malhal20/06/2019 11:20

Here learn something about software engineering …Here learn something about software engineering dude:https://medium.com/@pnowelldesign/pixel-density-demystified-a4db63ba2922


That's not software engineering per se for a start. And I am a software engineer, which is why what you say is so funny to me.

Windows, Linux and OSX can all manage multiple pixel densities, both for their desktops in general and for various aspects of it, like text, icons etc. So you are incorrect in saying that Windows can't and by making inflammatory comments like " blah bill gates" it demonstrates that your comments are based on dogma rather than facts or evidence or the usual kind of stuff that sensible people say.

I don't know why people have to like/back one thing or another rather than appreciating the relative merits of both.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 20th Jun
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