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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Graphite, Sep 15, 2004.
Would anyone know if the next generation eMac would have a G-5 processor?
Nobody knows, but there's a lot of speculation that the eMac will be replaced or maybe discontinued.
I'd say the eMac will be discontinued rather than moved to the G5. Apple already offers an education only model of the iMac G5. Even though this one is much more expensive than the eMac, prices for the iMac will drop over time.
G5 eMac IS the G5 iMac
I do not think that the eMac will be available as G5 - the iMac G5 looks just like the G4 eMac, prices will drop significantly over time (as specs go up) and I really do not think that the lowest end machine that Apple sell (eMac) will be sold with a better processor than the Top-End Powerbook (pro level) which is still firmly chained to the G4 Processor at the moment.
And less capable, with the lack of an optical drive. IMO the iMac G5 needs to offer a 17" screen and a combo optical drive (SDD preferred) at a $1000 price point before the eMac can be pulled from the line up.
I see the next rev. of the eMac going to a G4 1.5, a 64mb Tiger compatible video card.
an "eMac" with a G5 will happen when a computer with a G5 and an LCD has come down in the price to the point where eMacs are sold right now. i don't think a future eMac with a G5 will have a CRT... that means...
basically, i think eMac may not see a G5... like others said, instead, i think eMac will be phased out as iMac price drops and maybe one of them will get to the point of being considered an "eMac G5"
Though it might be the ugly ducking of the lineup, i would think oders and sales numbers wouls define the eMac's life span. Anybody have any idea how its selling, esp. to schools/edu.?
I remember the old iMac G3's at $799 for a long time with the eMac over $1,000. At that price the iMac wasn't really a bargin anymore. They eventually got quietly phased out and the eMac transitioned to that price point. It could happen the same way with the G5 iMac replacing the eMac.
I would like to see a $599 eMac by next year with a flat panel 15 inch display to lower the weight and shipping cost.
If the Powerbooks go dual core, the G4 could become Apples portable chip. And You also have to remember a few years ago iBook specs were better than Powerbook specs. And the only thing the Powerbook had going for it was Alti-Vec and the 15" screen and Gig/E. And it would be alot harder to put a G5 in a Powerbook than a eMac
Don't you mean "the eMac looks like the G3 iMac"?
If the G5 goes dual-core as well, that changes everything...doesn't it? Apple could stick a dual-core 1.6 GHz G5 CPU in the PowerBook with PowerTune - such a PowerBook would zoom by the PowerBook G4s, especially when it is running off AC power. PowerTune would also give the PowerBook better battery life if implemented correctly.
Sure prices will drop, but it will take many many years. The only Apple computer I could afford is the eMac at £549, the new iMac sells for considerably more - £919.
Where? I haven't read anything about this.
Given the abuse school computers take, why invest in a bunch of iMac G5s? They seem that they would be much more prone to damage (especially the LCD) than a similarly equipped eMac.
I say keep the eMac line and add a G5... give schools an option.
I can see where the G5 iMac resembles the G4 eMac. Look at the two facades side by side.
There wasn't an emac when the imac G3's were out.
Computers at schools should be locked behind cages at all times. Given the eMac is in one piece, it's perfect for cages.
Technically, yes but according to Mactracker, the iMac was discontinued on January 2002 but 500 and 600 Mhz models were still sold past that date. The eMac was introduced in April of 2002. I remember a few months of overlap with the eMac until the option to buy one was gone from the online store.