eMac Replacement?

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Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2004, 17:00
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It is beginning to look like the eMac G4 has reached end of life. This is an important machine, in that it occupies Apple’s lowest pricepoint and is targeted at education. Does this mean that a G5 replacement is in the wings. Likely, but what form will it take? I think this would be a great time to end the life of the CRT at Apple. Am I advocating a more expensive G5 eMac with a built in LCD? Not on your life!


It is beginning to look like the eMac G4 has reached end of life. This is an important machine, in that it occupies Apple’s lowest pricepoint and is targeted at education. Does this mean that a G5 replacement is in the wings. Likely, but what form will it take? I think this would be a great time to end the life of the CRT at Apple. Am I advocating a more expensive G5 eMac with a built in LCD? Not on your life!
This would be a great opportunity to introduce a headless, entry level G5. With the thermal considerations that the G5 brings, doesn’t a built in CRT just make it tougher. The iMac moved to G5 status with a decrease in cost. I do not see why the eMac couldn’t move to G5 with an even more substantial decrease in cost as a headless machine. Materials and shipping costs should be significantly less. Such a machine would be a boon to Apple market share. Schools often have monitors just lying around, as do many PC owners who could make the switch to Mac OS much more cheaply. Don’t get me wrong, I like the eMac as a product. It really is a SUPER version of the original iMac. With Apple doing so well financially, it would be a great time to make a push into volume sales.

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