New eMacs

245

Comments

  • Reply 21 of 100
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    Should be able to do do RW. Why is Apple still making crippleware? They don't let PBG4 superdrives do DVDRW or 2x DVDR or 16 CDR, they are half that speed with no RW, unless you get a firmware patch. WTF mate? And a G5 update has to be coming soon if it's bested by the lowest end machine they make!
  • Reply 22 of 100
    cosmocosmo Posts: 662member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Aquatic

    Should be able to do do RW. Why is Apple still making crippleware? They don't let PBG4 superdrives do DVDRW or 2x DVDR or 16 CDR, they are half that speed with no RW, unless you get a firmware patch. WTF mate? And a G5 update has to be coming soon if it's bested by the lowest end machine they make!



    agreed

    "WTF mate"

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/endofworld.html
  • Reply 23 of 100
    machemmachem Posts: 319member
    Man, I am drooling over this. My kids have a 400MHz G3 iMac. Good machine, but son #1 is starting to play "real" games and the G3 won't cut it. This iMac cost us $850 or so three years ago. For $750 we can replace it with something MUCH better, even by date comparison.



    Now, if I only had $750. I know what you are thinking, but nope. Did my taxes Feb. 1, and that money has already been applied to other streams. Dang.



    I think this is a very VERY solid update, important for us academic types (all the spending for fall semester is being planned or done now, before June 30), and should at least stop the bleeding in higher ed.
  • Reply 24 of 100
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BrunoBruin

    My word, someone's chipper today.



    Actually, that wasn't a reference to me ("nothing to complain about here, folks"). It was directed at YOU PEOPLE.







    The usual post-announcement "Bitch & Moan Brigade" who always posts their bawling, gloom-and-doom bullcrap here within 2 minutes of any and all Apple product announcements, saying how "Apple SUCKS!" or whatever.







    I was talking to THEM, not making a personal comment towards me. I'm not really one to complain about hardware, as I'm a reasonable, well-adjusted, easy-to-please kinda guy, devoid of any Spec Whore tendencies and fairly grounded in reality.



  • Reply 25 of 100
    machemmachem Posts: 319member
    Quote:

    ...and fairly grounded in reality.



    cha:

    pscates

    Mr. Vieira



    Posts: 5614

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    From:



    Just kidding. I'm with you all the way on that asessment. I cringed when I read this thread, just waiting for the doom and gloom.



    But then, I am still basking in the warmth of a dual g5 running calculations 24/7.
  • Reply 26 of 100
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Oh, you DON'T think I'm Mr. Vieira? Then why do you think she's smiling so damn much on "Millionaire" every night.
  • Reply 27 of 100
    machemmachem Posts: 319member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pscates

    Oh, you DON'T think I'm Mr. Vieira? Then why do you think she's smiling so damn much on "Millionaire" every night.



    Stoh? I was referring to your post-count, not whom you are posting.



    To stay on-topic, one may still buy an emac w/o optical drive ($600!) or w only a CDROM ($650).
  • Reply 28 of 100
    messiahtoshmessiahtosh Posts: 1,754member
    Apple should probably axe thas old PM G4's they still have for sale...

    Old Towers Still For Sale
  • Reply 29 of 100
    kwikfxkwikfx Posts: 15member
    hey Messiahtosh, still rolling yr eyes at me?



    here's my prediction (brief version)

    \t \t

    "repeating myself, but this is solid:

    updates, 'bout 2 weeks at most & interestingly (to me) Powerbooks especially.

    now you know.

    (4/6/04)"



    [this had u rolling yr eyes-too obvious or wha?]

    \t

    now we have eMac update & AppleInsider has joined in - a day later -



    "Wednesday, April 7th, 2004

    Apple portable updates on the horizon\t

    Apple engineers are simultaneously working to deliver updates to the company's iBook and PowerBook G4 product lines, recent information has revealed. Both sets of updates are rumored to be revisions t...." etc



    am i smug yet? good eMac update anyway...
  • Reply 30 of 100
    curiousuburbcuriousuburb Posts: 3,325member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Messiahtosh

    Apple should probably axe thas old PM G4's they still have for sale...

    Old Towers Still For Sale




    the reason they're still selling G4 towers is that they're OS 9 bootable,

    for those who can't or won't move to OS X yet.



    none of the other current machines support OS 9 boot (all are Classic only)

    including the new eMac
  • Reply 31 of 100
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    At 799, they should finally have something schools will buy.



    For 1049 and 1299 Canadian, they're still short on standard HDD size. The 8X DVD unit tops the competition at 1299 Canadian, but the 17" NON-Trinitron CRT is a definite loser. For 1299 Canadian, considering that I'm not getting much standard RAM or HDD, a 17" LCD really is the standard for a machine of this price.



    Also, considering the fact that you're stuck with it, a CRT at this point in the game is more than a little retro tech.



    Let's see the edu prices before we comment on the suitability of this model.



    If they're going to schools for 699, or better yet 599-649, and 849-899 for a Superdrive edition, this may just the type of model to get some attention from principals and trustees.
  • Reply 32 of 100
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Matsu

    If they're going to schools for 699, or better yet 599-649, and 849-899 for a Superdrive edition, this may just the type of model to get some attention from principals and trustees.



    Here's what's currently being offered to schools. No word yet on bulk discounts like the 30-eMac discount we had previously.



    US$599.00

    1GHz PowerPC G4

    256MB DDR333 SDRAM

    40GB Ultra ATA drive



    US$649.00

    1GHz PowerPC G4

    256MB DDR333 SDRAM

    40GB Ultra ATA drive

    CD-ROM drive



    US$749.00

    1.25GHz PowerPC G4

    256MB DDR333 SDRAM

    40GB Ultra ATA drive

    Combo drive

    56K internal modem



    US$899.00

    1.25GHz PowerPC G4

    256MB DDR333 SDRAM

    80GB Ultra ATA drive

    SuperDrive

    56K internal modem



    All models include an Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse.
  • Reply 33 of 100
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    No Optical

    $575.00 \t

    1GHz PowerPC G4

    256MB DDR333 SDRAM

    40GB Ultra ATA drive



    CD-ROM

    $623.00 \t

    1GHz PowerPC G4

    256MB DDR333 SDRAM

    40GB Ultra ATA drive

    CD-ROM drive



    Combo Drive

    $719.00 \t

    1.25GHz PowerPC G4

    256MB DDR333 SDRAM

    40GB Ultra ATA drive

    Combo drive

    56K internal modem

    \t\t

    Super Drive

    $863.00 \t

    1.25GHz PowerPC G4

    256MB DDR333 SDRAM

    80GB Ultra ATA drive

    SuperDrive

    56K internal modem



    All depends on who you are......
  • Reply 34 of 100
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    Today's eMac updates are super solid. I most certainly hope that they are a good omen for upcoming iMac, PowerMac, PowerBook and iBook revisions.



    Quote:

    Originally posted by Messiahtosh

    Apple should probably axe thas old PM G4's they still have for sale...

    Old Towers Still For Sale




    That was my second thought. My first thought was: If only I could buy a new eMac without the CRT! I already have a nice 17" LCD on my desk. I would be perfectly happy to pay the same prices for an eMac without the CRT. That would be the long-wanted headless iMac.



    Here's hoping...



    Escher
  • Reply 35 of 100
    snoopysnoopy Posts: 1,901member
    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't find any information on L2 cache for the eMac's G4. Does anyone know what chip this is? I'm suspecting these may be the same chip used in the current PowerMac G4.
  • Reply 36 of 100
    messiahtoshmessiahtosh Posts: 1,754member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by kwikfx

    hey Messiahtosh, still rolling yr eyes at me?



    here's my prediction (brief version)

    \t \t

    "repeating myself, but this is solid:

    updates, 'bout 2 weeks at most & interestingly (to me) Powerbooks especially.

    now you know.

    (4/6/04)"



    [this had u rolling yr eyes-too obvious or wha?]

    \t

    now we have eMac update & AppleInsider has joined in - a day later -



    "Wednesday, April 7th, 2004

    Apple portable updates on the horizon\t

    Apple engineers are simultaneously working to deliver updates to the company's iBook and PowerBook G4 product lines, recent information has revealed. Both sets of updates are rumored to be revisions t...." etc



    am i smug yet? good eMac update anyway...




    Speak in English.
  • Reply 37 of 100
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member




    You can get a 40GB eMac for not much more than a 40GB iPod! And it actually comes with a serviceable amount of RAM!



    This is a sweet update. Way to attack the low end and institutional markets, Apple!



    Now the 15" iMac looks really silly...
  • Reply 38 of 100
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Amorph





    Now the 15" iMac looks really silly...




    Thanks for rubbing it in.



    I may very well dump my 15" iMac for one of these new eMacs. Sure it's heavier, but it truly is an AIO in that I don't have to carry those globe speakers that came with my iMac.



    Couple of questions...do these eMac have a fan and if so, are they quiet? I'm hoping the power supply is not buzzy either.

    Lastly, would my iSub work with this machine?
  • Reply 39 of 100
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Amorph



    Now the 15" iMac looks really silly... [/B]



    Yep.



    Which encourages me to think, the iMac should be updated Real Soon Now. From a marketing standpoint at least (usually the deciding factor with Apple releases!), a revamped iMac looks to be next up, maybe even next Tuesday.



    And if they're not doing just a feature bump, then maybe they are ready for the new form factor which is more cost-competitive.
  • Reply 40 of 100
    machemmachem Posts: 319member
    Why did I think eMacs had an LCD? Didn't they at one time?



    I think this is a very solid, smart update to eMacs, at just the right time. Hope to see some of these puppies down the hall in the Math lab soon.



    I feel iMac updates are coming down soon also. Overlap in processing power between PB and iMacs are one thing, but in two machines aimed at so much market overlap is another.
Sign In or Register to comment.