New eMac release soon?

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  1. tjohanne
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    I am tired of just reading about the mac mini and iMac in this forum, so I decided to start my own speculations on whether there will be a new eMac model anytime in the future. My speculations can be summed up as follows: no.

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    The eMac died in October 2005. If you'd like something of that nature, get a refurb or low-end iMac.
     
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    Sounds like a cool idea. I absolutely loved my eMac.
     
  4. tjohanne
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    Yeah. I used to admire the pictures of it back in the days, but it was way out of my budget then. It looked like a good idea and I'm sure it was a great machine!
     
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    I'd love to see the eMac come back, I like many don't need a spiffy all-in-one like the iMac but the Mini doesn't have enough fire power for me (wish/hope Apple expands their desktop lineup) :D
     
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    I think it would be cool to get a new computer between the mini and imac and then lower the price on the mini.
     
  7. brn2ski00
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    Yeah, no chance for the eMac with the iMac acting as Apple's desktop
     
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    You kinda contradict yourself because....

    the eMac IS an all in one.
     
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    True enough the eMac IS an all in one, what I should have said is another desktop is needed (I don't want ((or want to pay for))) a slim as can be not very expanable iMac (sure its nice but not for me)
     
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    I use a eMac at school and it's still working fine. Of coarse, nobody has thought of updating it to Leopard..
    They are great little machines.
     
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    CRT is dead, as is e before anything, unless its erkel
     
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    No. The eMac was a good budget machine for the time, but I hope something like that never comes back. A pain to get into to fix, and a pain to move around. Thankfully the CRT is dead!
     
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    Hey! I'm typing this on an eMac. I run CS2 and Leopard, Azureus and 20Gigs of iTunes stuff and it has never skipped a beat, even when I leave it on for months at a time.

    It was born non-cool, so its looks will never date.
     
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    The eMac is done. It made sense in a transition phase while the iMac was upgraded to LCD and LCDs were too expensive. Now they're pretty inexpensive. It would be nice to see Apple supporting the market though with a 17 or 20 inch low-end iMac. They had this before, but they've dropped it from the lineup currently. The target price should be $800.
     
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    Actually, from a certain perspective, an "eMac" is still available.

    That is to say, when it was new, the eMac was filling in a gap in Apple's lineup below the pricier G4 iMac by taking "last year's tech" (a CRT rather than LCD) and putting it in "last year's case" (more G3 iMac like) for the educational market.

    That was what the "e" stood for, after all--they just turned out to be popular among budget-minded consumers, so Apple started offering them to other users as well.

    Well, if you go to the Apple Store for Education right now (institution version, not student one), click on iMac, you'll see a little tiny link at the bottom of the list going to the base old-style 17" iMac model for $899. Which is, of course, last year's model at a budget price.

    So while it doesn't say eMac, and it's not available to consumers, the slot the eMac was originally intended to fill still has a computer in it.
     
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    I could see this selling as an eMac:

    19 or 22" LCD with iSight
    1.83/2.0 core 2 duo
    1gb ram
    120gb hard drive
    intel gma x3100
    no optical drive (!)
    $999-1299

    The slightly smaller footprint of a 19" and lower cost would be a hit in the education market where desk space and cash are limited.

    It would also give the imac a chance to move up-market if apple wanted to (better graphics, quad core, etc.)
     

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