EMacs?

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  1. themacman macrumors 6502

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    what is going with the emacs, they ahve not been updated for years, and we havent sseen any rumors about them. does anyone think apple will stop selling them. We got to hear someting soon.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    That's BS, and you obviously don't know jack about them, they got a whole new chipset/architecture 4/2004 (from a SDR PowerMac chipset to a DDR iBook/PowerBook chipset).

    The only thing that didn't change was the look of the machine, and with the iMac G5 now looking like the eMac, we can all see why.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    First it's eMacs and not EMacs.

    Second there is already a current thread dealing with this in detail.

    Third, it's been only about 300 days as noted in that other thread.
     
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    There are 365 days to a year. eMac last update was 302 days ago, which is LESS than a year, let alone "years" :rolleyes: ;)
     
  5. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Here's a great summation of the typical MacRumors thread: the scolding about the misspelling of the (whatever)Mac, the whining about how there's another thread dealing with the same thing and people making ignorant remarks.

    Bravo, everyone, bravo!
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    And followed by someone to make wisecracks about all that. At least in most cases, the person does get pointed to a relevant thread that talks about their issue, question or idiocy.
     
  7. themacman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry about the exageration

    I was exagerationg by years, i ment a long time, and sorry about the typing. I understand about the chipset/ architecture its just that i was wondering when their going to be updated.
     
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  9. Bear macrumors G3

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    Pure speculation. The eMac still has uses that the Mini cannot cover. That being in the education market.
     
  10. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Mini can do anything eMac can and its easier to secure. 1 cabinet holds the mini's and cables to monitors plus it allows schools to use monitors they own or can budget for. This allows way more versatility then all in one eMac. Now anyone can get into the Mac world for very small cost. Plus they dont have to play the all in one game anymore meaning what do i do with my monitor? Think of Crt's and where they are going.
     
  11. Bear macrumors G3

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    Actually the securing cables aren't as secure as most people would like to believe. The eMacs don't cost the school as much as it would cost you to get one. And monitors have a limited useful life, so getting a new eMac every few years is actually not a bad plan.
     
  12. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    Not to knock on the security on the mini.... But what would i go for?


    1.) A 50 pound emac - all in one.......

    2.) a 6 inch wide mini - that is secured by a plastic connector..


    kyle
     
  13. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Lock the mini in a cabinet thats bullet proof and break in proof for the you's of the world. :p
     
  14. Bear macrumors G3

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    And properly ventilated? And what happens when cables get pulled loose? And you would need several locked cabinets or a ton of extension cables. The extension cables would add to the problem of things getting disconnected.
     
  15. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Hey if they were going to release another eMac or Bump it up they would have done so. its past 9 months. Mini is replacing it and its pretty easy to take a bunch of these and secure them. Plus it allows for so many different configurations with the ability to work with Lcds,Crts and Tvs. Crts get hot and hot crts and cpu's dont get along well. The shipping dept at Apple must have had a big party after learning they wouldnt have to deal with crts anymore. :) I bet Apple will still be selling eMac for months.
     
  16. Bear macrumors G3

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    You miss the fact that Apple has gone longe rthan 9 months between updates on some products.
     
  17. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    which products?
     
  18. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

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    lol tell that to the school districts in my area
    they are upgrading there 1ghz emacs to mac minis because schools have tons of monitors already
    and from what i hear on other forums other school districts are in the same boat
    plus the fact the powerbook and emac were eol'd and there was a powerbook update soon after but still no emac i would be surprised if they didnt kill it permanently
     
  19. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Monitors last forever...........by forcing the monitor sale apple was loosing sales to those who just needed the computer. MacMini is very cool indeed and mine is now in the states.One more day. MacMini is the new eMac.
     

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