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Mac Specs: eMac 1gb RAM 80gb HD, Superdrive, iPod video 30gb

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Here is the report from abc
July 5 Apple said Wednesday that it has replaced its CRT-based eMac personal computer with a $899 derivative of its existing Intel-based iMac.

The older eMac will be available until Apple has sold through its existing inventory, the company said.

Apple introduced the eMac in April 2002, amid fears that the company was losing its traditional customers in the education field. The eMac was based on the iMac all-in-one, integrated CRT platform just a few months after chief executive Steve Jobs had declared the CRT dead.

Shortly after its launch, Apple allowed its retail outlets to sell the eMac to consumers, although the company again restricted eMac sales to Apple education customers in 2005.

The cheapest iMac model that Apple currently offers is its $1,299 version, which includes a discrete 17-inch monitor, and is based upon a 1.83-GHz Intel Core Duo processor. While the new $899 iMac also includes those two features, the cheaper model uses Intel's integrated GMA 950 graphics chipset, a smaller hard drive, and a 24X combo drive, rather than the 8X SuperDrive Apple offers on its more expensive model.

Although Apple does not break out its product sales by model, the company said it reported Macintosh desktop sales of $614 million for its most recent quarter ended April 1.

The new Apple iMac includes: a 17-inch widescreen LCD display; a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor; 512 Mbytes of 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2 Gbytes; and a 80-Gbyte Serial ATA hard drive. The chassis still includes the iSight video camera and AirPort Extreme wireless networking. Built-in stereo speakers, a min-DVI connector, and a mouse and keyboard are also included. Two FireWire 800 and five USB ports round out the system.

The software package includes Mac OS X version 10.4.6 "Tiger" including Safari, Mail, iCal, iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth, as well as iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb, a new iLife application that allows consumers to publish webs or blogs on the Apple .Mac service.

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