Originally Posted by ljocampo
It was replaced by iMacs that were just as cheap (price wise) in bulk by popular demand for a smaller footprint and digital flat LCD screen.
Well, also, the eMac was never intended to be sold to the general public. It was designed for the educational marketbut just as it was coming out, the Justice Department handed Microsoft that market (which had previously belonged to Apple) on a silver platter. They required Microsoft to donate some (can't be bothered to look it up) billions of dollars worth of computers to school districts all across the country. Guess what OS they were running? (And of course, that was the only part of that consent decree that MS actually complied with.)
After that, Apple made the best of a bad situation and sold them to the public as long as they could. They were never terribly popular, but I loved minethat thing was built like a tank! It was functionally identical to the G4 iMac, but a lot cheaper. What's not to like? Well, it was kind of ugly, but....