Emac?

thechris69

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Whatever happened to the emac? that was a great machine, and it was very affordable and did the job right
 

~Shard~

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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:
 

Eidorian

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

Sharewaredemon

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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.
 

Eidorian

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Sharewaredemon said:
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.
It's still there for educational institution purchases.
 

thechris69

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Sharewaredemon said:
They discontinued it when they released the iMac Rev. C

and I was the one to submit it to Macrumors!
.

Submit what?
 

thechris69

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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
 

Eidorian

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Sharewaredemon said:
Used?
Or do you qualify as an educational institution?

I have an eMac.
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.
 

~Shard~

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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:
 

Eidorian

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~Shard~ said:
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:
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:
 

Sharewaredemon

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Eidorian said:
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:

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?
 

~Shard~

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Sharewaredemon said:
sorry you didn't know they were still available Shard, did you know you can get them without optical drives?
I do now. :eek: ;)

Eidoria said:
CRT's are great for grade schools. I don't want to see a LCD unleashed there. :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:
 

Eidorian

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~Shard~ said:
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:
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. :(
 

~Shard~

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Eidorian said:
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. :(
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:
 

Eidorian

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~Shard~ said:
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:
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.
 

~Shard~

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Eidorian said:
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.
Not much desk space left over, but well worrth it from the sounds of it. ;)
 

thegreatluke

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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.
 

miloblithe

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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.
 

thechris69

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