New eMacs Too...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by iGary, May 3, 2005.

  1. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Eep, I'd take a low-end iMac over an eMac without question. Buy the time you upgrade the eMacs RAM and such, it's not THAT much less money, but it's a whole lot less computer
     
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  3. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Well for 300 bucks more....let's see.

    G5
    128MB VRAM
    512 RAM
    160 GB HDD

    Etc. etc. etc.

    A no brainer.
     
  4. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Nice to see Apple hasn't forgot about the eMac - a solid update IMO.

    Now all we need is iBooks updates!
     
  6. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    eMac: 999$CAD
    iMac: 1599$CAD

    I wouldn't call that a no-brainer...
     
  7. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    wow, updates galore, but 256mb low end ram seems a bit too low for this day and age
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yes, good to see that Radeon upgrade as well. The iMac deserved it, bbut this was a nice surprise as well.
     
  9. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Indeed, a Radeon 9600/64MB would kick ass for the new Mac mini too!

    In fact, the Radeon 9600/64MB might just be Apple's new "low-end" GPU/VRAM configuration!
     
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Probably not for what people tend to do on an eMac though - I don't know any eMac users who do anything more than use Mail, Safari and possibly Office. The extra RAM would probably make things a bit snappier in iPhoto, iTunes, etc., but I doubt anyone is going to be installing FCP on their eMac. :eek: :cool:
     
  11. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Especially with Tiger (some people reported 512MB with 10.4 is similar to 256MB with 10.3)
     
  12. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Depends on your currency, I guess. ;)
     
  13. Lord Sandwich macrumors regular

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    Anyone else feel like the eMac would get a lot more attention if it weren't so... ugly? Next to everything else in Apple's line-up it looks like an afterthought for children 8 years or younger.
     
  14. edenwaith macrumors 6502a

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    An improvement.

    This is more of the type of eMac I would have wanted, starting with an 80GB HD and a 64 MB video card. But considering that the last model lasted a year, I feel pretty good about my eMac purchase last August...and it is still the speediest feeling computer in the house! I love how fast that machine starts up. Still not a hard-core gaming machine by any means, but better.
     
  15. legalnut macrumors member

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    Too expensive

    the low end should be $499 and the high end $699 ... have they looked at what that kind of money will get you in the PC biz these days ?
     
  16. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I agree - add in the cost of the HDD, wireless and ram and its even closer...

    And G5 of course.

    eMac update could have happened 6 months ago and it would have been nice...now though it looks pretty untempting.
     
  17. nichos macrumors 6502

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    Good to see the eMac make it another round:) Wonder why they don't put this stuff on the front page of apple.com? Anyone that would buy tiger knows about it already.
     
  18. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    When did the iBook page get updated to include Tiger? Does this mean no iBook updates for a while?
     
  19. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I'm honestly surprised they haven't killed the thing yet, but I guess the EDU market is still asking for them. :rolleyes:
     
  20. easymac800g4 macrumors member

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    yeah, Winblows and a separate monitor and usually integrated graphics, anyone who knows how to put together a system like that probably wont be only spending $1000 on it.
     
  21. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Didn't you already post this exact post in another thread? You wouldn't be violating MacRumors' policy on duplicate posts in multiple threads, would you? :p :cool:

    Anyway, I'm sure the iBook updates can't be too far away either. The PowerBook updates are going to be tricky, because the next update essentially has to be a major one, whether it's G5 or dual-core G4 - this really affects when Apple can release it - however with the iBooks, since nothing revolutionary will be done with them, updates should be easy to do and will be announced in the very near future I'm guessing.
     
  22. cube macrumors G4

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    Fast mini + new 17" flat CRT: $700

    eMac is not a good deal.
     
  23. nichos macrumors 6502

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    EDU market, the g/f market, the parents market :) It's a good all in one machine.
     
  24. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    oops! Yeah - I shoulda checked for this thread first but was already there. This was prob the appropriate thread.

    Hopefully they will at least bring the iBook up to 512Mb standard.
     

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