The Retina iMac is a sweet, sweet machine, but starting at $2,499, it’s one of the most expensive Macs you can buy, short of the new Mac Pro. But if you’re tempted to buy one, here’s a cheaper way to do so: the Retina iMac has finally been added to Apple’s online Refurbished store.
Right now, if you go to Apple’s online store, you can purchased a refurbished Retina iMac for about 15% less than the usual retail price.
The first is the entry-level Retina iMac, which comes with a 27-inch Retina Display running at 5120×2880 resolution, 8GB memory, 1TB Fusion drive , AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, and a built-in FaceTime HD camera. You can purchase it for $2,119, which is around $380 less than it normally costs.
There’s also another refurbished iMac on the store. For $2,419, you can get a 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 with Retina display with 16GB memory, 3TB Fusion drive, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, and the built-in FaceTime HD camera. That configuration would usually cost you around $2,849, so it’s about $430 less.
These aren’t bad deals, and Apple’s refurbished products are, in many ways, even more rock solid than the ones they sell new. But like anything in the Refurbished Store, it’s first come, first serve.
To see what refurbished iMacs are still in stock, check out the Refurbished Apple Store page here.