CNET incorrectly reports Apple adds SuperDrive to eMac today; Apple actually did it on August 13,200

“Apple Computer introduced an updated version of its eMac desktop system Tuesday, adding a faster processor and DVD-burning capabilities,’ Matt Hines reports for CNET News.com. “The new model, a revamp of Apple’s top-end eMac, is the first of the line to offer the company’s SuperDrive DVD recorder/CD burner, and it features a 1.25GHz processor, a step up from Apple’s previous 1GHz machines. The upgraded eMac features 333MHz DDR memory, faster graphics and USB 2.0 ports. The computers will retail for $999, representing a drop of $100 off Apple’s current pricing for its most powerful eMacs. The company will continue to offer a $799 version of the desktop with a smaller hard drive and no SuperDrive.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: What is going on at CNET? Apple introduced the eMac with SuperDrive on August 13, 2002. It took us less than 20 seconds to find this information online, yet CNET headlines their article about the new eMacs today with “Apple adds Superdrive to eMac line.” What are they doing over there now, just totally making stuff up? A little research goes a long way, CNET.

24 Comments

  1. I blame the American education system. These are the types of morons that are getting jobs out of high school (college?) and calling themselves “analysts” and “journalists” …

  2. So what? People who’ve already bought an eMac know this. On the other hand, CNET’s mistake may draw more attention to the eMac for people looking for a computer right now. People are going to think that they can now buy more Mac for less money. Not your typical CNET complaint to carp about.

  3. They’ve now fixed the article.

    The headline is now: “Apple trims eMac price”, and the first paragraph now reads: “Apple Computer introduced an updated version of its eMac desktop system Tuesday, adding a faster processor and speedier DVD-burning capabilities.”

  4. They’ve apparently further corrected the article as it now reads “the first of the line to offer the company’s 8x SuperDrive DVD recorder/CD burner”. If it incorporates an 8x burner then, it definitely is the first.. at 8x.

  5. Hmmm… the first at 8x… and with the phrase “the company’s” to make it sound like there was no previous SD at less than 8x! (Just to pretend they weren’t wrong, I suppose.)

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