Apple Drops Price Of eMac To Start At US$999

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Apple has dropped the price of the eMac product line, while keeping the features the same. Apple also introduced faster iMacs today (se TMOis full coverage for more information). The eMac line now starts at US$999, a price drop of US$100, for the 700 MHz Combo Drive model. The high-end SuperDrive 800 MHz model now starts at US$1299, a price drop of US$200.

Education pricing for the eMac line now starts at US$929 for a model without a modem. The same unit that retails for US$999 is being offered to education buyers for US$979. From Apple:

Created for education and consumers, the eMac features a 17-inch flat CRT in a remarkably compact design. Starting at just $999 (US), the eMac is Appleis most affordable PowerPC G4 system, and the $1,299 (US) model is Appleis most affordable SuperDrive-equipped computer.

Pricing & Availability
The 17-inch flat CRT eMac, for a suggested retail price of $999 (US) includes:

  • a 700 MHz PowerPC G4 processor;
  • a Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive;
  • an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with 32MB video memory;
  • 128MB of system memory;
  • internal support for AirPort wireless networking; and
  • a 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive.

The 17-inch flat CRT eMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US) includes:

  • an 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor;
  • a SuperDrive DVD-R/CD-RW optical drive;
  • an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with 32MB video memory;
  • 256MB of system memory;
  • internal support for AirPort wireless networking; and
  • a 60GB Ultra ATA hard drive.

You can find more information on the eMac at Appleis Web site.

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