Emac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thechris69, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    Whatever happened to the emac? that was a great machine, and it was very affordable and did the job right
     
  2. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Looks like the Mini replaced it. Apple was very quiet about removing the eMac from retail.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    It seems to have silently disappeared from the Apple Store. However, ironically, the eMac tilt & swivel stand is still available. ;)

    Who knows, maybe Apple is planning releasing something entirely new to fill the eMac void - I doubt it's top of their prority list right now though. :cool:
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Apple took it off of the consumer store and now only makes it available under institutional education purchases.
     
  5. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    They discontinued it when they released the iMac Rev. C

    and I was the one to submit it to Macrumors!

    yay!

    oh yeah Shard, they still sell the swivel because they figure some people who already have an eMac will want to buy it.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's still there for educational institution purchases.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    An old saying comes to mind-

    Here today, gone tomorrow. ;) :)
     
  8. thechris69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Submit what?
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I believe that Sharewaredemon is saying that he/she submitted the info about the eMac being discontinued to MR.
     
  10. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    The "news" that it was gone. But someone else has the credit for it now because they started a thread...

    :(
     
  11. thechris69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ooo, congratulations...;) i hope they come out witth a neew intel based emac, with a better graphics card,and maybe redesign the outsidde a bit
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I might just buy an eMac to spite this thread. :D
     
  13. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Used?
    Or do you qualify as an educational institution?

    I have an eMac.
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I "qualify" as an a member of an educational institution and as someone who can make purchases for my institution as well. :cool:

    They haven't been discontinued. They're just HARD to get for the average folk.
     
  15. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Nice to see they're still available in some form - they are definitely good little machines. :) It will be interersting to see what Apple does with them in the future though. After all, Jobs said that by the end of 2006 all Macs would have an Intel processor in them - was he being remiss in forgetting about the eMac, or will that be included as well? :p :) :cool:
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd rather have a CRT monitor than a LCD. Even on a college campus. I see dozens of fingerprints and some of our iMac G4's have taken a lot of abuse. We just got a new G5 lab last year and it's in great shape luckily. It's used for design and art classes.

    CRT's are great for grade schools. I don't want to see a LCD unleashed there. :eek:
     
  17. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    If Apple feels this way, perhaps they will create a for education only crt and then market it in combination with the Mac Minis...

    sorry you didn't know they were still available Shard, did you know you can get them without optical drives?
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I do now. :eek: ;)

    Yeah, I couldn't agree more. The damage would be unthinkable! :eek:

    CRTs are definitely not inferior technology - many pros do indeed prefer them to LCDs hands down. :cool:
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I love the space saving size and the weight of a LCD. It's nothing compared to the color I get out of my CRT's though. :(
     
  20. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Oh absolutely - for my needs, LCDs are the cat's ass, and I wouldn't use a CRT ever again. That's me though - as I said, many pro users still live by CRTs for their work, and there is nothing wrong with them from a technological point of view - as you say, the color on them can't be beat in many cases. :cool:
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I salvaged a massive 21" Sony Flat CRT with VGA and RGB inputs. 2048 x 15xx, I forget, maximum resolution @ 70 Hz. I had it going at 1600 x 1200 @ 85 Hz. :D

    76 lbs. of CRT love.
     
  22. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Not much desk space left over, but well worrth it from the sounds of it. ;)
     
  23. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    I think Apple should reinstate an updated eMac for the Intel switch.

    It would be nice for those wanting an all-in-one but without budgets that are high enough for the iMac, and I imagine it would be good for schools too.

    IF they use LCD displays with protection glass in front of them. (Aren't there already displays like that?)

    Those would be awesome for education.
     
  24. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I'd like to see a new eMac that's a scaled down iMac. Bigger, sturdier casing appropriate for education. Solo processor. 15" LCD screen. Cheaper graphics card. No standard airport or bluetooth. $800-$1000 depending on the configuration.
     
  25. thechris69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nooo wayyy, keep the education emac, and release one with similar specs to the imac, just make it somehow cheaper:D
     

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