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Apple To Ship 'eMac'

Educational iMac features old-school CRT By Dave Nagel
Apple has unveiled its new "eMac," a version of the iMac computer targeted specifically toward the education market. The new models sport old-school CRT displays and offer Nvidia GeForce2 MX graphics cards. The new models start at $999 for a 700 MHz G4 system.

While the new eMac features a larger CRT than previous models (17 inches diagonal with a 16-inch viewable area), it also comes in 8 mm shallower than the old iMacs. The flat CRT display supports screen resolutions up to 1,280 x 960. The models include five USB ports (including the ones on the keyboard) and two FireWire ports. Other features include:

  • 40 GB ATA hard drive;
  • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet;
  • Support for optional AirPort (IEEE 802.11) wireless networking;
  • An audio-in port, headphone jack and integrated 16-watt digital amplifier and stereo speakers;
  • Nvidia GeForce2 MX 3D AGP 2x graphics with 32 MB of DDR memory;
  • Apple's optical Pro mouse and full-size Apple Pro Keyboard.

he eMac is available in two base configurations, one that includes a regular CD-ROM drive and one that includes a combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM. The first model sells for $999. The CD-RW model sells for $1,119 and also includes a 56 Kbps modem.

The emacs are expected to ship next month and will include and include iPhoto, iMovie 2 and iTunes 2. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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