Tons of people on MR have a Mac Mini which costs less than an eMac.Hector said:probably because anyone geeky enough to post on macrumors saves up enough to get a mac cooler than an emac, though the current emac is pretty kick ass this will probably change.
The old eMac was at least equal to the Mac mini (faster hard disk). The new eMac is a lot better in a few features (GPU/VRAM, Hard Disk, RAM slots, etc).sjpetry said:Because it's huge compared to any thing but the PowerMac.
Plus the Mac Mini is faster. And a lot of people have Crts ling around anyways.
Well, I agree on the Mini. It needs an update before I buy one. And CRT are dirt cheap these days.dotdotdot said:Because the eMac may be the worst computer to buy for your money now.
I have seen 20" CRTS for under $100, so a Mac mini and a 20" CRT = $600, $700 if you want the one comparable to the eMac.
You save about $100 - and who doesnt have a spare keyboard/mouse in their house? And a small, USB mouse can go for about $20 and a keyboard for about $30 and you've saved money already for the same deal as the new eMacs.
The only thing is the video card in the eMac is much better now... Rev. B mac mini will fix that.
I honestly can't see the eMac around by 2006.
Plus, the eMac still uses the White/Black Apple logo, its an OLD computer design and a pretty bad computer to buy now. Plus, if you want it to be USABLE you'll need to up the RAM...
With the eMac if the monitor goes, the computer goes as well. With the Mac mini, if the monitor goes, then "Hell yeah! I'm getting a 23" Cinema Display!!!"
The eMac is, however, very valuable for students... no wait, the iMac is - smaller for a dorm, etc.
Basically, the eMac is becoming more and more obsolete each day.
But in the longrun, which would you rather have? The blazing fast 1.8 GHz G5, or the "barely hanging in there" 1.42 GHz G4 - 256 MB or 512 MB for RAM - 80 GB or 160 GB for HD space.Willy S said:Well, I agree on the Mini. It needs an update before I buy one. And CRT are dirt cheap these days.
The Mini is the lowest end right now and the price point is more important than the graphics card for Apple´s business. Therefore, I´m not so sure that they will upgrade it soon.
If I buy a new iMac rather than eMac in Europe with students discount, I would have to pay 62% more for the iMac...and I'm only after a second computer.