The Apple eMac is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2002 to 2003 as part of the eMac series. The computer has been introduced on April 29, 2002, and its price started at $999.

The new 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.

This eMac has been discontinued on May 6, 2003, and has been replaced by eMac with ATI Graphics.

Today eMac is 21 years old!

Source: techradar.com – eMac

eMac Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedApril 29, 2002
DiscontinuedMay 6, 2003
Model IdentifierPowerMac4,4
Model NumberA1002
Order NumberM8655LL/A (700 MHz)
M8655LL/B (700 MHz)
M8577LL/A (700 MHz)
M8578LL/A (700 MHz)
M8578LL/B (700 MHz)
M8892LL/A (800 MHz)
Original Price$999
Weight50 Ibs.
22.679 KG
Dimensions15.8” H x 15.8” W x 17.1” D
40.13 cm H x 40.13 cm W x 43.43 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 7450 G4
Processor Speed700 MHz
800 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage40 GB
60 GB
Media1 – 24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive or 32x CD-ROM or 2x DVD-R/CD-RW Superdrive


Built-in Memory128 MB
256 MB
Maximum Memory1 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC-133 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed8 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display17″ Shadow-mask CRT Display (16″ viewable)
Resolutions640 x 480 at 138 Hz
800 x 600 at 112 Hz
1024 x 768 at 89 Hz
1152 x 864 at 80 Hz
1280 x 960 at 72 Hz


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce2 MX
Graphics Memory32 MB
Display Connection1 – Mini-VGA
Display ModesVideo mirroring only
External ResolutionN/A


Expansion SlotsNone
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA (Shared with hard disk drive)
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA (Shared with optical drive)


Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
USB3 – 12 Mbps
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps (8 W total power)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Mini-VGA


Original OSMac OS 9.2.2
Mac OS X 10.1.4
Later OSMac OS X 10.2
Mac OS X 10.2.2
Mac OS X 10.2.3
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 9.2.1
Bundled SoftwareMac OS 9.2 or Mac OS X
iMovie 2
iTunes 2
Mac OS X Mail
Microsoft Internet Explorer
EarthLink, AOL
Quicken 2002 Deluxe
World Book Mac OS X Edition
Mac OS X Chess
Otto Matic
Deimos Rising
Acrobat Reader
FAXstf 10.0 Preview
Apple Hardware Test CD

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Pro Keyboard
Apple Pro Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power170 W
Line Voltage100-260 V AC

Apple Support – eMac: Technical Specifications

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