From the press release: “Boosting performance while lowering the price of its popular desktop for home and school, Apple today announced an entirely new eMac line offering up to a 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor, a faster 4x SuperDrive(TM), high performance ATI Radeon 7500 graphics, up to 80GB hard drives and internal support for AirPort Extreme wireless networking. Featuring a 17-inch flat CRT and a remarkably compact all-in-one design that is even less deep than the original iMac, the most affordable PowerPC G4 system now starts at just $799.” Update: New keyboard for eMacs. Read on.
|The new eMac|
|800 MHz G4||128MB RAM||40GB||CD-ROM||ATI Radeon 7500, 32 MB||$799|
|1 GHz G4||128MB RAM||60GB||DVD-ROM/CD-RW||ATI Radeon 7500, 32 MB||$999|
|1 GHz G4||256MB RAM||80GB||4x DVD-R/CD-RW||ATI Radeon 7500, 32 MB||$1,299|
Buying an eMac from a reseller instead from Apple directly, should be a better idea, as they offer free RAM upgrades (256 MB or 512 MB modules), a free printer and/or a free USB floppy drive. Check online for such offers.
The new iMac features the new Mac keyboard which includes 2 USB ports (some people are not happy with this new design though as you probably are not able to type ‘flat’, which is what prevents wrist problems).