The G4 eMac Up Close And Personal!

Sunday, July 21, 2002

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by David Engstrom

Last week we presented you with a pictorial overview of the eMac. This week we take a close up look at the simple detailing of the machine.

The eMac does not have the warmth, or youthful spontaneity of the G4 iMac. Instead there is a cold formality to the machine. It is the elder patrician. Elegant and remote, it becomes more approachable as you spend more time with it.

On to the pictorial ...


A front view, focusing on the two speakers and the Combo Drive cover in the middle.

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A close up on one of the speaker covers. The sound coming out of these eMacs is one of the best I have heard from built in speakers. Apparently Apple built its Pro Speakers into the machine.

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Tickle the keyboard and the eMac will stick out its tongue at you. The Combo Drive reads DVDs at 8x, writes CD-R discs at 12x, writes CD-RW at 8x, reads CDs at 32x

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The complement of ports on the right side of the machine includes 3 USB, 2 FireWire and a Mini-VGA output port for hooking up an additional display (mirroring only). Further along to the right is an awkwardly placed power button

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A close up on the bottom of the machine. This metal cover can be removed revealing the RAM slots

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This is a close-up on the back of the machine showing the cooling fan. Apple's attention to detail shows in the fact that the fan too is an identical white color to that of the body of the eMac

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Feature January 2002 G4/700 iMac with CD-RW Drive April 2002 eMac with CD-
RW Drive

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Specifications

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MSRP $1,299 $1,099
Processor speed 700 or 800 MHz G4 700 MHz G4
L2 cache size and speed ratio 256K 1:1 256K 1:1
L3 cache size and speed ratio none none
System bus speed 100 MHz 100 MHz
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 32MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 32MB
Display 15" flat panel Built-in 17-inch flat CRT (16-inch diagonal viewable image size)
Video Output Mirrored VGA Mirrored VGA
Hard disk drive 40GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive 40GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive
Audio Built-in speaker and microphone; stereo headphone jack and Apple Speaker minijack; Apple Pro speakers included on some models Built-in speaker and microphone; stereo headphone jack
Weight Weight: 22.8 pounds (10.4 kg) 50 pounds (22.7kg)
CD Drive 24x10x32x speed (maximum) CD-RW drive 24x10x32x speed (maximum) CD-RW drive