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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!

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