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Now available with SuperDrive, the eMac, Apple’s most affordable PowerPC G4-based system, comes complete with a 17-inch flat CRT display and a space-saving, all-in-one design that fits right in your home. Plus award-winning digital lifestyle applications and Mac OS X Jaguar, Apple’s innovative, rock-solid operating system.

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A drive to meet your ambitions
Pop in a DVD movie — made on your eMac — sit back and be entertained. The eMac now comes with your choice of the revolutionary SuperDrive or Combo DVD/CD-RW drive. Burn your iMovie and iPhoto projects to a DVD that plays in almost any consumer DVD player. Optical discs are also ideal for backup, because they offer enormous capacity in a small package that’s easy to store and that lasts a long time. DVDs — the kind you can burn on your new SuperDrive-equipped eMac — can store a mind-boggling 4.7GB of data — the equivalent of 3200 floppy disks or 7 CD-R disks. Plus, iTunes lets you burn mix CDs with either drive you choose.

Affordable G4 processing power
Among the reasons why the eMac is so popular is because it features a blazingly fast PowerPC G4 processor, and it’s Apple’s most affordable G4-based system.

 PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine The PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine is so fearsomely fast that its performance is measured in gigaflops, or billions of floating-point operations per second. The Velocity Engine uses the same 128-bit vector processing technology featured in scientific supercomputers — just what you need to accelerate intensive multimedia calculations, import audio files and create video transitions in iMovie. The bottom line is that the eMac G4 processor makes digital media creation faster — which in turn means that you can spend more time playing and creating and less time waiting.

17-inch flat CRT display
Not only will you do more (and faster) with the eMac, you’ll see more, too. The eMac sports a 17-inch (16-inch viewable) flat CRT display. The display offers nearly 40% more viewing area than a 15-inch CRT, so you’ll have almost 40% more workspace — perfect for viewing large images and multiple web pages and documents. Since the screen is flat (with less image distortion than curved CRTs), there’s less glare, making it easier on the eyes.

17-inch display The eMac comes with five crisp screen resolutions. Setting the screen to a higher resolution means there’s more workspace for viewing large documents, two-page spreads and websites without having to waste time scrolling to see the rest of the document. Less scrolling means more time for working and playing.

Overhead All-in-one design
The eMac all-in-one design has some tremendous advantages. For instance, there aren’t a lot of extra cords, so setup is simple — and desktop clutter is kept to a minimum. And in addition to the stunning 17-inch display, the AirPort-ready eMac comes with a built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port for high-speed Internet access, FireWire, USB and amazing stereo speakers — all in one compact computer that’s smaller than most stand-alone PC displays. The eMac design is about the same size as the 15-inch-CRT-based iMac — 8mm shorter, actually. And its body is made of polycarbonate plastic, the same material used to manufacture bulletproof glass.

Stopwatch Fastest way to the Internet
See how fast the eMac gets you on the Internet. It’s so easy to set up and use, you’ll be online and surfing the web in minutes, using the 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port for broadband (including DSL and cable modems) or the built-in 56K modem, or an optional AirPort* Card (802.11b) for working with the web wirelessly. The Setup Assistant appears the first time your eMac is powered on, and automatically configures your system for your Internet service provider (ISP). All you need is an ethernet connection or phone line — the eMac comes complete with everything else.

*Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Base Station, AirPort Card and Internet access (fees may apply). Some Internet Service providers are not currently compatible with AirPort. Range may vary with site conditions.

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eMac on stand Stand Tall
This Tilt-and-Swivel stand was designed by Apple as an optional accessory especially for the eMac. It allows users to tilt the system from  -5 to +15 degrees up and down, and allows for 360-degree swiveling. (Sold separately.)

Mac OS X - Jaguar Mac OS X for rock-solid reliability
The eMac comes with Mac OS X, Apple’s powerful yet easy-to-use operating system that’s as stable as only a UNIX-based system can be. The first operating system designed for the 21st century, Mac OS X works with today’s most popular peripherals. Today thousands of applications take full advantage of its power and versatility, including the critically acclaimed Microsoft Office for Mac OS X.

Digital lifestyle
Digital lifestyle applications
The eMac has everything you love about Apple products — including iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, AppleWorks, FireWire, USB with the legendary Apple ease-of-use — plus the features and attributes you’ve asked for in a computer, at an affordable price.

FireWire Twin FireWire ports and five USB ports
Every new eMac has two superfast 400Mbps FireWire ports and a total of five 12Mbps USB ports (including two on the keyboard), so you can easily connect your eMac to hundreds of external devices.

Airport and card
Going wireless with 802.11b
You can put your new eMac anywhere in your house, not just where the phone jack or broadband connection happens to be, because it eMac ships AirPort-ready (802.11b) for wireless networking. The AirPort Card is user installable and allows your eMac to communicate wirelessly with other computers and link to the Internet (through the base station). The AirPort Base Station can support up to 50 simultaneous users (Mac or PC), all sharing a single Internet connection. Each base station has a built-in Ethernet (RJ-45) port and 56K modem.

Audio-input connector
An audio-input connector lets you connect external audio sources like a microphone or tape recorder to the eMac so you can import your own recordings.

A concise history of the eMac
Apple designed the eMac after talking to teachers and students about what they most wanted in a computer — features and attributes like a PowerPC G4 processor, a 17-inch flat CRT display, an all-in-one design, and lots of useful applications — at an affordable price. And then something happened. The Apple switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree. The phones started ringing. And ringing. Then came a blizzard of email. All from people of all ages demanding to know when they could buy an eMac for their home. Well, we’re pleased to announce that the answer is “now.”

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