eMac (2005)


Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.4

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: May 2005

Terminated: Mid 2006


CPU: PowerPC 7447a "G4"

CPU Speed: 1.42 GHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 167 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 512 kB on-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM

RAM Type: PC2700 SDRAM

Minimum RAM Speed: 333 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 1 GB


Screen: 17" Flat CRT

GPU: ATI Radeon 9600 4X AGP


Max Resolution: 1280x960

Video Out: mini VGA, mirror only


Hard Drive: 80/160 GB 7200 RPM

ATA Bus: Ultra ATA-100

Optical Drive: 32x/32x/12x/10x CD-RW/DVD-ROM or 24x/24x/8x/8x/4x/2.4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD+R DL


USB: 3 (2.0)

Firewire: 2

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b/g card

Bluetooth: optional


Power: 230 Watts

Dimensions: 15.8" H x 15.8" W x 17.1" D

Weight: 50 lbs.

Introduced in April 2005, the eMac (2005) was essentially a speed-bump of the eMac (USB 2.0). In addition to a 1.42 GHz G4 Processor, the eMac (2005) increased the base RAM and faster dual-layer SuperDrive on the high-end model, and included larger hard drives and a faster graphics chip on both models. The low-end model, with a 80 GB hard drive, 256 MB of RAM and a combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, sold for $799. The high-end model, with an 160 GB hard drive, 512 MB of RAM and a CD-RW/DVD+/-R DL SuperDrive, sold for $999. In October 2005, Apple quietly stopped selling the eMac to consumers, by making it available only from the Apple Store for Education.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.