eMac sans Modem
May 1, 2002 1:08AM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
Anyone notice the 999 eMac does not come iwth a modem...
Reply 1 of 8
May 1, 2002 1:40AM
No burning CD's, no surfing the 'net, what are these kids supposed to do, work?
Reply 2 of 8
May 1, 2002 3:36AM
Because everyone still surfs the net on a modem in a school lab.
Worse comes to worst, they can have 20 iMacs share a connection on an AirPort Basestation modem...
Reply 3 of 8
May 1, 2002 8:54AM
there is no reason for lab workstations to have a modem
everybody is on a lan
Reply 4 of 8
May 1, 2002 11:28AM
I know it is not necessary for an ed purchase and that no one in a school needs the modem. But isn't this new for Apple to strip stuff out for an ed computer? I imagine this means they have really shaved the margins on the thing.
Reply 5 of 8
May 1, 2002 12:19PM
They're probably saving about $5-10 per computer with no modems. Similar to what they're saving with the lack of a floppy drive.
It also allows for less motherboard space, few ports (which one do I plug my Ethernet cable into?), etc.
I wouldn't be surprised if they do this with the low end iMacs eventually as well.
Anyone notice, at the same time they're doing this they are making the Airport card standard on the high-end Powerbook.
I love the way Apple drags the computer users to where they should be, even if it is kicking and screaming...
Reply 6 of 8
May 1, 2002 3:51PM
Where is this $999 eMac everyone is talking about?
All I see is the $1,249.00 and the $1,516.00 model!
Reply 7 of 8
bozo the clown
May 1, 2002 3:56PM
Go to the "buy for your institution" page, instead of "buy for yourself."
Reply 8 of 8
May 1, 2002 3:58PM