Apple announces new eMac 1.25 GHz G4, SuperDrive for US$999

Apple today announced a faster, more affordable line of eMac desktop computers for home and schools, including faster PowerPC G4 processors running at up to 1.25 GHz, 333 MHz DDR memory, faster ATI Radeon graphics and USB 2.0 connectivity to peripherals. Offering even more power and performance, Apple


  1. you guys are insufferable… first it bitch bitch bitch, now that they actually update something, it whine whine whine. what will it take to please you guys?

  2. eMac has always been a sweet deal and now the high-end eMac is only 999. That is really incredible. But, for most the 799 deal is more than enough computer. This should set the pricing pattern for the rest of the Mac’s as they are upgraded.

  3. Y’know, the eMac is a cheap, useful little machine. Previous versions in benchmarks were faster than the iMac.

    Maybe I’m smoking crack, but if Apple had put in gigabit ethernet instead of 100/10 they could have released one darned good little small company server.

  4. Ho hum.

    This is a nice machine, but not very inspiring. Maybe a 64 MB video card would have been better suited to the $999 model.

    I agree with comments re: the headless Mac. For $999, can we get a headless (small form factor) G5 Mac, 1.8 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 80 GB HD, 64 MB Video, USB 2.0, and Firewire 800?

    Is this too much to ask?

  5. I’ve been waiting for this to happen for three weeks now. Just in time so I can buy one for my daughters birthday. It’s perfect for her (+ GarageBand).

  6. I guess people can never be pelased, no hardware for months, all the bitching now it’s all the crying they should have done this & that, or this upgrade sucks. I think is it u people that are sad not apple, there a company not Santa Claus, just because you are hoping for something doesn’t mean they are going to deliver. At least just be thankful something came out.

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