Introduced: April 2002
Terminated: May 2003


Running a G4 PowerPC 7450 v2.1 processor at 700Mhz, the eMac combined the styling of the iMac with the power of G4 and a 17” screen.  The two configurations were available with a 32x CD-ROM or a CD-RW/DVD-ROM. 


Housed in a large, white plastic, iMac-like case, the eMac was originally only sold to educational buyers.  The low-end model was $999 and the higher-end was $1199.  The eMac was released to the consumer market in June 2002.  That configuration had a CD-RW and was available for $1099. 




Processor: PowerPC 7450 v2.1 (G4)
Processor Speed: 700 or 800 MHz
Benchmarks: 700 MHz: 353, 800 MHz: 372
Cache: 64 KB L1, 256k backside (1:1)
System Bus: 100 MHz
Hard Drive: 40 or 60 GB
Media: 32x CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW, or SuperDrive
Peripherals: Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse
Colors: White
Weight and Dimensions (US): 50 lbs., 15.8” H x 15.8” W x 17.1” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 22.7 kg, 40.6 cm H x 40.6 cm W x 43.3 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS 9.2.2 (Mac OS ROM 9.2.1) and Mac OS X 10.1.4 (5R106)
Later Mac OS: Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.2, 10.2.2, or 10.2.3
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (iMac/eMac) 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 2.5.1
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 1.0 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 2 - PC133 3.3 volt, unbuffered, 8-byte, non-parity 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum RAM Speed: 125 MHz (8 ns)
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
ATI Card Model:—
Graphics Connection: 2x AGP
Graphics Memory: 32 MB DDR
Built-in Display: 17-inch (16-inch viewable) 0.25mm dot-pitch CRT
Resolutions: 640 x 480 @ 138 Hz, 800 x 600 @ 112 Hz, 1024 x 768 @ 89 Hz, 1152 x 864 @ 80 Hz, 1280 x 960 @ 72 Hz
Display Modes: Video mirroring only
Display Connection: 1 - Mini-VGA
Expansion Slots: None
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
Large Drive Support: Yes (128 GB or larger per drive)
Backup Battery: 3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Max Watts: 170 W
Line Voltage: 100V AC or 220V AC depending on country of use
AirPort: Optional AirPort card (802.11b)
Bluetooth: None
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: None or 56k v90
USB: 3 - 12 MBit/s
FireWire: 2 - 400 MBit/s (8W total power)
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, Built-in microphone (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, Built-in speakers (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in April 2002 to the educational market and in June to the consumer market, the eMac got a speed bump in August of 2002.  The 800Mhz model featured a SuperDrive and a larger hard drive.  The eMac was discontinued in May 2003.



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