EMac

The eMac is an originally -designed by Apple and only for the education market computer. He was introduced to the public in April 2002.

Due to high customer demand it existed officially for customers to buy that do not originate from the education sector. The eMac can be viewed as a successor to the original iMac, because it has the same complete computer design with monitor and the computer in a case like this, however, a larger 17 " tube (CRT) monitor and a change to the next generation of processors.

Specifications

Original version ( presented on 29 April 2002 )

  • Launch June 4, 2002
  • 700 or 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor
  • 100 MHz system bus
  • 128 or 256 MB PC100 SDRAM (expandable up to 1 GB SDRAM)
  • Nvidia GeForce2 MX 3D AGP 2X graphics
  • 17-inch CRT tube screen
  • 3 built-in USB and 2 Firewire ports
  • 18 Watt stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone
  • Built-in Modem
  • CD -ROM or Combo Drive
  • 40 GB hard drive

First revision ( presented May 6, 2003 )

  • 800 MHz or 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor
  • 133 MHz system bus
  • 128 or 256 MB PC133 SDRAM ( expandable up to 1 GB SDRAM)
  • ATI Radeon 7500 AGP 4x (32 MB DDR SDRAM)
  • 17-inch CRT tube screen
  • 3 built-in USB and 2 Firewire ports
  • 18 Watt stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone
  • Built-in Modem
  • CD -ROM, Combo Drive or SuperDrive (2x, CD and DVD burner )
  • 40, 60 or 80 GB hard drive

Second Revision ( presented April 13, 2004 )

Third Revision ( presented May 3, 2005 )

Successor

Presented, not least in connection with the release of the new generation iMac with an Intel processor in January 2006, Apple a distribution of eMacs end of 2005.

As the successor to a special version of the 17-inch iMac was introduced in July 2006, which has a less powerful graphics hardware and only a Combo Drive. In contrast to the standard model also lacks the Apple Remote and the built-in Bluetooth module. With these savings, the price of the education iMac was reduced to 938 euros. After the new iMac was to order a couple of days in the educational Store from Apple, he was away for some time from the end user segment and was since the introduction of the 24 " iMacs now also be ordered for end customers again.

After the presentation of the aluminum iMacs and the educational iMac was withdrawn from the program along with the 17 " iMac.

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