New eMacs must be about to arrive. In the Special Deals web page, part of the online Apple Store used to liquidate refurbished and older products, the current eMac configuration is listed as “Previous Generation eMacs.” These units are the higher end Superdrive equipped models and are not currently discounted. It should be noted that these eMacs are listed as new and unopened.
Apple Planning Upgrade to eMac Line?
Submitted by Steve L. 2003-12-24 Apple 20 Comments
I think there is going to be a bit of this in the next month or so. I am hoping that Apple announces the newer IBM PPC cpu’s. That will make current prices go down a bit and since I am in the pipe for an upgrade (thanks honey!) I will probably be getting something around a dual 2GHz G5 with a FP monitor. Schweeeeet!
Apple marking down prices.I hope this is only an indication of more price cuts coming our way.
*Fingers crossed* Please bring down the price of the G4 Powerbooks a little more.
The link does not work
got to http://store.apple.com and click the red “save” tag on bottom left of page.
Anyway I never knew Apple had refurbished models available, cool.
You can get a refurb 700MHz emac for $499.00, not bad.
>The link does not work
This is because it is very difficult to guess non-sessioned links at the Apple Store site. AppleStore site is creating sessions on the fly even for non-logged in visitors and so you can’t easily share links. There is a way to “recreate” links in a non-sessioned mode, but the way to do so seems to change all the time.
Nice, making room for the dual 1.8 ghz G5 emacs I see… 😛
In my opinion, all they need to do is beef the GPU and its a great machina.
…This is not available to international buyers, at least not for Australians. I checked for similar special deals site at Apple Australia and nothing like that is available.
This is not available to international buyers, at least not for Australians. I checked for similar special deals
This link might help you on it >
his is not available to international buyers, at least not for Australians. I checked for similar special deals
This link might help you on it >
This is cool, didn’t know about this, but for something like computers it’s not much help. Warranty issues, huge postage (that stuff is heavy) would certainly eat up all the savings you would get.
Powerbooks have international warranty according to one New Zealand retailer I spoke to. Other products apparently do not. If anyone in NZ (preferably Wellington) has used this myus service, I would love to hear from you. email@example.com
This section has been on the special deals site for some time, and it was added after the last eMac update. The unit listed was the higher-end model before the entire eMac line was upgraded to 1 ghz.
I can’t Google the exact date, but this happened months ago.
I think what’s to be announce on January 6th is this: http://www.thinksecret.com/news/mwsf04apple.html
Of course, it comes head on heels with the Creative MuVo2 – 4GB CompactFlashII, great for light exercise and movement, $299, very good deal. And of course, longer battery life. Of course, the mini iPods most likely would come with one of those Toshiba inch-size hard disks – http://rss.com.com/2100-1041_3-5119428.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=… and nickel-size hard disk some time next year; http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20031215/ap_on_h…
Although I don’t forsee much of an American market with DMCA still around, there’s this: http://www.macminute.com/2003/12/19/videoipod (Video iPod).
It has always be my understanding that the eMac was a poor seller, hence the 1ghz cpu for the entire line.
In reality, the eMac’s days are numbered as Apple continues to cut manufacturing costs, especially with the much higher cost IBM chips coming online.
IBM chips costing more? Source?
come out with a headless…..
I can’t sell Macs to my friends and family because they want a headless for around $700. (won’t buy used/refurbed either)
All the pre-G5 rumors indicated that the new IBM chips were costing Apple the same as the slower clocked G4 chips from Moto.
I cant wait for macworld –I am in for a powerbook purchase in the next few months so I am waiting with anticipation
Some rumours sites are reporting – and /. have picked the story up – that Apple may be planning a new product announcement in the hnew year, possibly a low-end iPod with a smaller hard drive
If Apple is starting to discount EOL stock on its main sites it may mean we’re approaching a general roundup of new or revised products, as Jobs notably likes to release updates in bunches.
It’s about time they beefed up their eMac line – the specs for their current range look very weak. The Apple UK store, for example, is selling a SuperDrive eMac for £850 (approx $1500). That model includes a paltry 32mb graphics card, 80 GB hard drive and just 256mb RAM. The eMacs are nicley styled and seem like decent low-to-mid-spec Apple machines, but they’re currently overpriced and underpowered (at least they certainly are in the UK).
These eMacs are not being discontinued in favor of new ones. If you add the eMac to your shopping cart, you’ll notice the model number is M8951LL/A. This is the SuperDrive model that ships with *Jaguar.* The current eMac SuperDrive model, M8951LL/B, has *Panther* preinstalled. That is the only difference. Just like at retail stores and online stores, Apple is trying to clear out old stock of Jaguar machines. Sorry to burst your bubble.
When you log in to the Apple Store, type “refurbished” in the search box. You will be taken to the refurbished items.