AAPL Stock: 129.62 ( -2.92 )

Printed from

Apple revs eMac to 1.25GHz

updated 08:40 am EDT, Tue April 13, 2004

Apple updates eMac

Apple today released an updated featuring a 1.25GHz G4 processor, 256MB DDR333 SDRAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card, and USB 2.0 connectivity. The $800 model features a 40GB hard drive and a 32x DVD/CD-RW combo drive, while the $1,000 model features an 80GB hard drive and an 8x SuperDrive. A new, optional built-in Bluetooth module can be purchased for $50.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Eug Wanker

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Where are the new iMacs, iBooks, PowerBooks, and of course, Power Macs???

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Anyone else get the...

    ...feeling that this was just a "we gotta release *something* new" move on Apple's part, to deflect attention from the otherwise-dry-until-WWDC updated product pipeline?

  1. jbeek

    Joined: Dec 1969


    That's a nice deal...

    If you go to and spec out a crappy Dell to match the basic specs, it comes out to $1,023.

    Given the choice, between a Crappy Dell for $1,023 or a decent G4 for $800 - which would you take?

  1. Toyin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re : Meh

    I'm hoping for a 15"PB update. I can still wait a couple of weeks, but it looks like I'm gonna end up with the Rev A

  1. z10n

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Looks like a good deal

    Except for the fact you are locked into that monitor. Give me a flat mac with the same specs for $600.

  1. RayK

    Joined: Dec 1969



    and I just bought my dad one. Oh well, at least he doesn't need the latest.

  1. stephenh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    RE: That's a nice deal..

    jbeek: I actually got a crappy Dell with a 2 GHZ Celeron and monitor for under a thousand, and it is indeed the biggest POS I have ever used. It is unbelievably slow. The specs look ok, and the price was good, but the performance is about on par with my 5 year old Blue and White G3.

  1. splat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    nothing wrong w/ monitor

    all these complaints about the monitor...who honestly hooks up a 19" at home running 1600x1200? most people work at 1024x768 or 1280x1024 which is within the specs of the emac.

    the only thing missing is the OPTION of running a flat panel (buy an iMac)

    for the intended market it's a great deal and it's got MORE than enough power to work well..

    I use an upgrade G4/1.2 tower w/ 17" monitor...this is a BARGAIN in comparison...

  1. pnorman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    8x SuperDrive!!!

    I check the specs and the updated 1.25GHz eMac has a speed bumped SuperDrive!

    The DVD-r writing is now done at 8x - thats up from 4x in the last version!

    Its pretty certain that when the G5s are refreshed, they will also sport these new faster SuperDrives.


  1. Oneota

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Great Timing!

    We just priced out a huge 250+ eMac order for our school, and this revision allows us to get BETTER machines for LESS money. Go Apple!

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softb ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Leitz Icon Label Printer

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care, or they get incredibly excited. This is one o ...


Most Commented