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eMac, e is for envy.

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pixelgeekPerson was signed in when posted
05-01-2002
03:33 AM ET (US)
You don't have to be a school, just a faculty member.

And I start as an instructor at the local film school on Friday.

< starts gleefully rubbing hands together >
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PatPerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2002
10:43 AM ET (US)
You don't have to be a school, just a faculty member. Don't tell me you can't find a teacher to front for you. They're all over the place.
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Cowboy XPerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2002
10:13 AM ET (US)
oh, and what the hell happened to those wonderful slot-loading optical drives???
Edited 04-30-2002 11:31 AM
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Cowboy XPerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2002
10:12 AM ET (US)
The perfect Macintosh must: be fast enough for OS X (600mhz with altivec sounds about right), be able to run at 1280x960 (1024x768 isn't nearly enough "real estate" to work effectively in OS X), be under $1000 like any other computer, and have an upgradable processor. 3 outta 4 ain't bad.

Bravo Apple, thanks for withholding this machine from the consumer market.
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bruceePerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2002
12:43 AM ET (US)
Far too delicate and stealable to sell to the general public.
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Derek Sunshine
04-30-2002
12:27 AM ET (US)
Also, there's no nice flexible arm or delicate LCD screen to break. Henrico Co schools in Richmond had a pilot iBook program. They found that adolescents were a little rough on the LCD panels and the other more delicate parts of their laptops.
Edited 04-30-2002 12:29 AM
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Jerry KindallPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2002
11:13 PM ET (US)
There are no handles to make it harder to run off with, undoubtedly. Good idea for a school. ;)
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Dan Z.Person was signed in when posted
04-29-2002
09:14 PM ET (US)
There was a good post on Slashdot noting a peculiar change in Apple design -- where are the handles on this badboy? Even the Mac Classic had a handle of a sort, and so did the original iMac and the G3/G4 towers. Presumably part of the reason you get an all-in-one machine is that it's easy to move from one location to another. So why delete the handle from the eMac? Why not add two if the thing is extra heavy? You can't tell me Ives and Co. couldn't figure out a creative, elegant way to do it. So, any other theories?
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bruceePerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2002
07:18 PM ET (US)
How long until eMac meets eBay? And why the restricted market (much discussion about this on slashdot)?
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Mark FrauenfelderPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2002
06:32 PM ET (US)
No, I got an iMac classic. It was a good deal - 700Mhz, 512 Mb ram, and a 60 gig hard drive for $1100. I really like it, but now I'm jonesing for the eMac.
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snakey
04-29-2002
06:23 PM ET (US)
Yeah, but at least you got a flat screen.
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Stefan JonesPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2002
05:45 PM ET (US)
I wonder if there's going to be a gray market on these things. You might have to start hanging out in Teacher Bars, Mark!

Or, sign up for a course at a college with a Mac Store.

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