History of eMac

eMac is a line of all-in-one personal computers similar to the first generation of iMac. The eMac series was available on the market from 2002 to 2005. eMac was dedicated to the education market but was a cheaper alternative for the second generation of iMac.  

eMac was an entry-level personal computer introduced as an extension for the first generation of iMac but offered the same performance as iMac with a Flat Panel Display. eMac was on the market for almost three years and was released in five versions. Finally, eMac was discontinued when iMac G5 was released.

All models of the Apple eMac Series

Original eMac

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The first eMac has been introduced on April 29, 2002, and discontinued one year later on May 6, 2003. Today this device is 20 years old.

The original eMac features a 700 MHz or 800 MHz PowerPC 7441 G4 processor, 17″ CRT Display, 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM, 40 GB or 60 GB hard drive, 24x CD-RW drive, and 32 MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics.

The original price of the eMac started at $999

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eMac with ATI Graphics

The second version of eMac has been introduced on May 6, 2019, and discontinued five months later on October 22, 2003. Today this device is 19 years old.

This eMac features an 800 MHz or 1 GHz PowerPC 7445 G4 processor, 17″ CRT Display, 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM, 40 GB / 60 GB or 80 GB hard drive, 32x CD-RW or 24x DVD-R/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and 32 MB ATI Radeon 7500 graphics. 

The original price of the eMac Mid 2003 started at $799

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eMac Late 2003

The eMac Late 2003 has been introduced on October 22, 2003, and discontinued six months later on April 13, 2004. Today this device is 18 years old.

This eMac features a 1 GHz PowerPC 7445 G4 processor, 17″ CRT Display, 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM, 60 GB or 80 GB hard drive, 24x DVD-R/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and 32 MB ATI Radeon 7500 graphics.

The original price of the eMac Late 2003 started at $999

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eMac Early 2004

The eMac Early 2004 has been introduced on April 13, 2004, and discontinued one year later on May 3, 2005. Today this device is 18 years old.

This eMac features a 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7447 G4 processor, 17″ CRT Display, 256 MB of RAM, 40 GB or 80 GB hard drive, 24x DVD-R/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and 32 MB ATI Radeon 9200 graphics.

The original price of the eMac Early 2004 started at $799

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eMac 2005

The eMac 2005 has been introduced on May 3, 2005, and discontinued five months later on October 12, 2005. Today this device is 17 years old.

This eMac features a 1.42 GHz PowerPC 7447a G4 processor, 17″ CRT Display, 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB or 160 GB hard drive, 24x DVD-R/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and 32 MB ATI Radeon 9600 graphics.

The original price of the eMac 2005 started at $799

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Article last updated: June 4, 2022
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