Apple iMac 21.5" // Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz // 8GB RAM - £899 Direct from Amazon
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Apple iMac 21.5" // Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz // 8GB RAM - £899 Direct from Amazon

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Found 23rd Jan 2016
I can't quite work out if this is a misprice or not but Amazon seem to have the latest Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM version of the 2015 refreshed iMac model for sale for £899.

It's sold by Amazon themselves and eligible for Prime delivery (1-3 week wait)

Ordered one myself but worth posting as that's £150 cheaper than what Apple sell themselves and might be true!

It seems to default to a third party seller when you visit the product page but clicking on Other Sellers show's Amazon's price and allows you to order from there.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…new
- rodman

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Original Poster

Here's the screenshot highlighting where to buy:
http://i.imgur.com/8bFUnwU.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UO8OiOf.jpg
Edited by: "sbhugeloo" 23rd Jan 2016

No SSD, super slow

Original Poster

Oxygene

No SSD, super slow


This is true, it's a shame it's not the Fusion Drive model but still, that's £150 less than you'd need to fork out!

I'm in the same camp as Moss when it comes to Apple products:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/00/e6/36/00e6365bf84208212651dd3f0a6350d2.jpg

i5 and 21" screen for how much?

Such a rip off, could get a 27" monitor + much better PC for £700

Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels

Should be better at this price.

Cue all the "But I could get a much better PC for less than this" numpty posts....

The real question is can you get a 21" iMac for less than this?

Believe it or not some people actually want to buy an iMac not a PC...hence the reason companies sell iMac's as well as PC's.....
Voted hot as the site is "HotUkDeals" not "HotCompareMacVsPC" and this is a good price if you are looking for an iMac


Edited by: "Uridium" 23rd Jan 2016

Wouldn't go anywhere near it myself, but this is a good deal for this model. Hot.

Uridium

Cue all the "But I good get a much better PC for less than this" numpty … Cue all the "But I good get a much better PC for less than this" numpty posts....The real question is can you get a 21" iMac for less than this? Believe it or not some people actually want to buy an iMac not a PC...hence the reason companies sell iMac's as well as PC's.....Voted hot as the site is "HotUkDeals" not "HotCompareMacVsPC" and this is a good price if you are looking for an iMac




The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand

Orcinus_orca

The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers … The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand



That's an awful lot of design studios and production houses then.. I'm gonna stop using the internet and watching TV in protest

Orcinus_orca

The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers … The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand



..AND people with too much money too!!...nearly a grand for a laptop and people are voting it red hot!!...there must be some well paid jobs about!!

Orcinus_orca

The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers … The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand



​Wrongest statement ever!

Orcinus_orca

The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers … The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand



So what? It's their prerogative and money.


Be happy with your pc and stop minding other people's business.

Orcinus_orca

The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers … The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand


As someone who uses Macs I can honestly say that they are fast, hard working and highly reliable. I use them for professional use and have always been 100% happy with them. The same can not be said for a lot of other computers I have had in the past.

Conning the general public since this day in 1984 !

Orcinus_orca

The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers … The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand



utter tosh....

Great price. Buy this and you have a high quality, virus free, computer that will last years. Much better than buying a £500 pc every few years and think you're saving money.

I have this same model and Adobe works beautifully smoothly.

ezzer72

​Wrongest statement ever!



Most wrong spelling ever.

jdr116

..AND people with too much money too!!...nearly a grand for a laptop and … ..AND people with too much money too!!...nearly a grand for a laptop and people are voting it red hot!!...there must be some well paid jobs about!!




The opinions of someone who can't even see that this isn't a laptop don't hold much weight!

jdr116

..AND people with too much money too!!...nearly a grand for a laptop and … ..AND people with too much money too!!...nearly a grand for a laptop and people are voting it red hot!!...there must be some well paid jobs about!!



Shows what you know about computers as well then....When has an iMac ever been a laptop?

the gooner

Great price. Buy this and you have a high quality, virus free, computer … Great price. Buy this and you have a high quality, virus free, computer that will last years. Much better than buying a £500 pc every few years and think you're saving money.I have this same model and Adobe works beautifully smoothly.



A £500 PC can be easily upgraded if the parts get outdated/slow. Does it cost £500 to upgrade a PC? Nope.

sparxuk

The opinions of someone who can't even see that this isn't a laptop don't … The opinions of someone who can't even see that this isn't a laptop don't hold much weight!



Uridium

Shows what you know about computers as well then....When has an iMac ever … Shows what you know about computers as well then....When has an iMac ever been a laptop?



Oops!! apologies....I was totally wrong and deserve all the abuse! LOL No idea what made me think this was a laptop!!....I'll get my coat!!

Orcinus_orca

Such a rip off, could get a 27" monitor + much better PC for £700



Nope

Orcinus_orca

The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers … The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand



Nope.

jdr116

..AND people with too much money too!!...nearly a grand for a laptop and … ..AND people with too much money too!!...nearly a grand for a laptop and people are voting it red hot!!...there must be some well paid jobs about!!



Yes there are, can't you find one? Sorry for you.

logohigh

Conning the general public since this day in 1984 !



What exactly is the "con"?

ATCQ

A £500 PC can be easily upgraded if the parts get outdated/slow. Does it … A £500 PC can be easily upgraded if the parts get outdated/slow. Does it cost £500 to upgrade a PC? Nope.



And a Mac will lose about 10% value per annum meaning it can easily be resold and a newer model purchased for no more than the cost of upgrading the PC (yet again)

Then again when even Mac's over 8yrs old will still happily run the latest version of OSX and any Mac apps most people keep just on using them for a long time.

Edited by: "Uridium" 23rd Jan 2016

Banned

This is why Apple are always accused of profiteering because they are. This machine is no way worth the price to most people. If you think so go ahead and buy i'm not stopping anyone but you'll find out eventually and come to your senses possibly years later when you say why did I buy so many ridiculously priced Apple products and yes they are all outdated and worthless now.

All the Mac haters find a better MAC deal? O you can't then this would be a hot deal then. It's hotukdeals not can I buy a **** pc for less.

Other deals are the same, people say can get x,y or z cheaper it's completely irrelevant either find cheaper what's been posted or move along.

If I:

Were not interested in a Mac, I would not enter the thread.
Can find the same product for less money, I would vote cold and post my deal in the comments.
Can't find it cheaper, then I would vote hot.

My opinion on the relative merits of Apple vs PCs are totally irrelevant, so I won't be giving any.

This are really nice all-in-one desktops that are an ideal partner for those with other Apple devices (iPad & iPhone).
Once converted to OS X, which is not that difficult, then few would want to go back.
For those who want to spend a little less then the deal for the base iMac is still available for £799.99 (if you are already a Costco member or £15 more if not).

wolfraider

This is why Apple are always accused of profiteering because they are. … This is why Apple are always accused of profiteering because they are. This machine is no way worth the price to most people. If you think so go ahead and buy i'm not stopping anyone but you'll find out eventually and come to your senses possibly years later when you say why did I buy so many ridiculously priced Apple products and yes they are all outdated and worthless now.



Sometimes it's just nice to own well engineered products don't you think?
Something is only worth the price someone is willing to pay.
And people pay gladly. And the majority know why.

Lasts for years, I had a imac which I bought for £750 and just sold after 6 years use for £300. Buy a standard computer for same price and within 3-4 years it's practically worthless. Upgraded recently for a 5k 27 inch version, might be pricey but it's great to use and online content looks fantastic. This looks a good buy.

Orcinus_orca

The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers … The only people who buy Macs are those who know nothing about computers and are sucked into the Apple brand



Strange. I have a computing degree from Imperial College, and I have a Mac which cost nearly 2k. It seems to me, only people who know nothing about computers moan about Macs.

I bought an iMac a few years ago & still got it but it only allows a maximum of 4GB. I needed more RAM for compiling c++ code ... now it just sat there in the corner.

Tried to sell it but couldn't half of what I paid for it. Don't believe the lie about 10% depreciation.

buddytalks

As someone who uses Macs I can honestly say that they are fast, hard … As someone who uses Macs I can honestly say that they are fast, hard working and highly reliable. I use them for professional use and have always been 100% happy with them. The same can not be said for a lot of other computers I have had in the past.



I'm still using a dell desktop PC that I bought 7 years ago for 25% of the price of this iMac. It, too, is fast, works perfectly well, and has never broken down. It's easy to upgrade, and I put a couple of SSDs in it (RAID 1) a while back without any trouble at all. If it were to break, it would be easy to fix, using standard parts.

I'm not anti Apple. I am typing this on my ipad, but their kit is clearly very expensive and it is hard/impossible to upgrade or repair.

Fantastic device for web development. Personally I would invest a little bit more for the Retina 4k or 5k.

buddytalks

As someone who uses Macs I can honestly say that they are fast, hard … As someone who uses Macs I can honestly say that they are fast, hard working and highly reliable. I use them for professional use and have always been 100% happy with them. The same can not be said for a lot of other computers I have had in the past.



For me this used to be the case, starting with the core2duo polycarbonate MacBook and the mac mini equivalent I'd say quality and support has got worse. These days build quality is much the same as equally priced PCs in my opinion.

John5434

Lasts for years, I had a imac which I bought for £750 and just sold after … Lasts for years, I had a imac which I bought for £750 and just sold after 6 years use for £300. Buy a standard computer for same price and within 3-4 years it's practically worthless. Upgraded recently for a 5k 27 inch version, might be pricey but it's great to use and online content looks fantastic. This looks a good buy.


How're you finding the 5K iMac? Would be good to get your thoughts on it, and if there any major drawbacks you've found.

My current Mac (an 8 year old white plastic MacBook) is still my daily driver, but it's reaching its limit for things like managing a big photo library (150GB+), watching 1080p video (Plex struggles with this, so I generally convert my movies to 720p), and some other niggles...plus, it's still stuck on Lion.!Had been thinking about splashing out on a top-end new iMac as I realise that I've mostly used my MacBook on my desk the last few years (connected to an external display).

manamanting

Sometimes it's just nice to own well engineered products don't you … Sometimes it's just nice to own well engineered products don't you think?Something is only worth the price someone is willing to pay.And people pay gladly. And the majority know why.



When you say well engineered, how easy is this to repair or upgrade? Does adding RAM or swapping the disk take more than one minute? Can you even do that at all as an end user?
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