Originally posted by Cory Bauer
Has anyone pointed out that the eMac still tops out at 1.42Ghz? Perhaps Apple is preparing an updated eMac, and doesn't want to list a Mac Mini with a 1.5Ghz processor until the eMac is ready to be announced. Perhaps the eMac got delayed a few weeks, or old supplies for the Mini depleted sooner than they anticipated, so they had to start using the new components in the Mini and are just keeping it hush hush until the new eMac is ready.
Of course, they seem to have no problem selling their entry eMac with 256MB of RAM while every other machine they make ships with 512, but it's an idea.
It's tough to say about this. I've been thinking about the eMac. I wish I knew what percentage of sales went to the education market vs. the home market. The Ed. market is very conservative. They are also behind in almost every area. They don't care as much. They mostly want consistency.
I know something about this as I do work for the Bd of Ed here in NYC (unpaid consultant).
So I also wonder when it will get the x86 treatment. People can guess, but it's not easy.