Apple revealed the M1-powered 24in iMac at its April Spring Loaded event alongside with new iPad Pro that also make use of the M1.

As a throwback to older generations of iMac, the devices ship in an assortment of colours; but unlike the past iterations, the 4.5K Retina display is totally flat, with slimmer bezels, a smaller chin, and just 11.5mm thick.

That new slimmed down, chiselled look is mainly down to the M1 chip's SoC architecture. The M1 also boosts performance by up to 85%, with up to double the GPU speed, making demanding tasks such as 4K video editing on multiple streams without dropped frames in Final Cut Pro possible.

The new 24in iMac also features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality microphones, and a six-speaker set up with added Dolby Atmos support. If you want to learn more about the specs and features on the M1 iMacs see this handy article.

We've also reviewed the M1 iMac, where it received 4.5/5 stars and a Tech Advisor Recommended badge.

Although Apple only released the M1 iMac in April, it's difficult to get a hold of stock thanks to the chip shortage. There are a handful of places you can buy the device if you don't want to wait three weeks for delivery from Apple.

We're tracking all the places you can buy the new iMac right here amidst the Black Friday sales, how much it will cost you and where to find an M1 iMac discount.

We're separately looking at where to buy the new MacBook Pro laptops with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips this Black Friday.

Where to buy the 24in iMac with M1 (2021) - up to £144 off

You can buy the new M1 iMac directly from Apple in the UK and US but there is a wait time of around four weeks. If you want it sooner there are a number of retailers you can turn to this month. 

Stock is changing all the time. We've done the hard work and gone through each retailer's availability below and pointed out where to find each model below:

  • AO - out of stock
  • Box - out of stock
  • Very - all 8-Core CPU/8-Core GPU models in stock
  • BT Shop - from £1,175.13, £74 off 256GB model
  • KRCS - from £1,124.10, £144 off 8-core GPU model
  • Amazon - out of stock
  • Argos - only 8-core GPU models in stock
  • John Lewis - out of stock
  • Currys - out of stock
  • Scan - available to pre-order (delivery times unavailable)

If you're based in the US, head to the following:

How much does the 24in iMac with M1 cost?

The new iMacs with M1 start at £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899. Here's the full pricing and colour range:

  • 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD - £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899 - available in green, pink, blue and silver
  • 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD - £1,449/$1,499/AUD$2,199 - available in green, pink, blue, silver, yellow, orange, and purple
  • 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB SSD - £1,649/$1,699/AUD$2,499 - available in green, pink, blue, silver, yellow, orange, and purple

Educational Pricing on 24in iMac with M1 

Apple is also offering educational pricing with up to £195 off. The first two configurations will be reduced as follows:

  • 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD - £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899 - Student price: £1,124 (£125 off)
  • 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD - £1,449/$1,499/AUD$2,199 - Student price: £1,304 (£195 off)

Here's how to get Apple's Educational discount.

We're also looking at where you can buy Apple's new AirTag Bluetooth trackers.

If you are looking for a bargain on Apple laptops, consider the 13in M1 MacBook Pro or M1 MacBook Air instead.

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