eMac Intel

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eXan, Mar 28, 2006.

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Do you think Apple will release Intel-based eMac?

  1. Yes

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  2. Maybe

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  3. No

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    eXan

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    Do you think Apple will release this rumored 19inch widscreen CRT eMac with intel processor?

    I think it might be pretty cool, but it's not likely

    What about you?
     
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    The current Mac mini fits into education much better. A school can get a great discount on monitors and put more money into RAM.
     
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    eXan

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    But eMac would save a lot of desktop space, because it also has built-in speaker, not to mention the display :eek:
     
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    hvfsl

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    I think they will, although they might switch to using a 15inch LCD display. Since the prices have come down quite a bit recently and will probably save a lot of money on shipping costs due to the reduced weight.

    I also would be supprised to see it with an AMD cpu because they are a lot cheaper. There have been some photos floating around the net of prototype Macs with AMD cpus.

    [​IMG]
     
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    gekko513

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    Where's the rumour?
     
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    zap2

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    Hoping for an all new design, based on a 15'' LCD, as the eMac needs it. And the eMac would be a much better deal then a Mac Mini, if they made one 899 model with the base Mac Mini's specs.

    I doubt an 19'' CRT adn 19'' would start to make it look better then the iMac 17''
     
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    15" is illegal in the UK because of H&S laws to be used at work or education. 15" is out of the question.
     
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    CoMpX

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    A screen size is illegal?
     
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    miloblithe

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    And is the UK market enough to force Apple's hand?
     
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    generik

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    I look forward to 15" budget eMacs :)
     
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    yippy

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    Is there even such a thing as a 19" widescreen CRT?

    I doubt Apple would change the eMac that much if they even continue to sell it.

    That said the all-in-one design is much better for education than a mini would be so they might keep it around.
     
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    miloblithe

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    We are talking about a macorsumors rumor here, meaning that this rumor is not based on anything.
     
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    I don't think this will happen because the eMac is too much competition for the Mini. Now they have a prosumer, mid-stream, and lower-stream desktop setup and I think it suits them well.
     
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    rockthecasbah

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    nah, not happening. As it appears, Apple is trying to slowly phase out the eMac, replacing them in many Apple Stores in the education/kiddie center with iMacs. They're ugly, big, and create unnecessary competition for the Mac Mini, a far more attractive product. With that in mind, i think Apple may decide to make a cheaper, and smaller, screen that they can sell separately that is Apple-branded relative to the Mac Mini price points.

    Intel would be nice, but i see this product just dying through the transition. :eek:
     
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    Its illegal to make a school kid or office worker use a 15" display due to problems of eye strain, etc. 15" displays I guess are considered to small to be really useable.

    15" Displays themselves are not illegal or course!
     
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    sam10685

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    i doubt it... they alread dis-continued the G4 emac a while ago so i don't see them bringing it back. maybe a whole new all-in-one design budget computer though.:confused: :confused:
     
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    GilGrissom

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    I've never heard that.

    The schools I work for continue to be supplied with 15" screens, the rest are 14" and 17", but almost all our laptops and LCDs are 15". No one has told us that it's illegal (and the council supply us with the screens aswell).

    Is there some detail in it?...doesn't include LCDs or something? (still think may have 15" CRTs somewhere though...maybe...)
     
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    Laptop rules would be different I'd assume?
     
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    zap2

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    but if they can use it on a ,laptop why would using it as a desktop be anydifferent? That would be a dumb law, as my 12'' iBook is fine for everyday work
     
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    TEG

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    They discontinued the sale of the eMac to the general consumer. The eMac is still available to Schools/Universities. I think if anything, the new eMac will look a bit less like an iMac (G3) and more like an iMac (G5/Intel), however still sporting a CRT as they are much cheaper. I expect a 1.67 DC in an eMac just in time for the traditional School Shopping Season in July-August.

    TEG
     
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    ya but the mac mini would probably be really easy to steal.. :eek:
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Yeah... I have to call this one. A law where? In what jurisdiction? Can anyone provide a link? I find this highly doubtful. I tried googling this and didn't find anything in support of the previous claim....
     
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    celebrian23

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    I think schools are better off using PPC for a while until intel is running smoothly. Schools don't really need intel. At this point it probably just has some annoying quirks that might be great for an individual but would be a hassle for a school.
     
  24. macrumors 68000

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    We're talking about in the UK.

    Enviromental Health and Safety at work are taken very seriously there, unlike in the USA. Monitors cannot be too small, I also imagine that it would not be legal for someone to have a laptop as their main work computer all day.

    Information on this is not usually on the web as Environmental H&S rules are usually published in books. However the UK H&E agency has a website here:

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/

    That might have the information on it.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Thanks for clarifying... I wasn't clear where, since you don't have a location listed for yourself, and I don't know you.
     

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