A Multimedia Workstation WIth Numerous Ports and Plugs
What makes eMacs so versatile is the all-in-one aspects for all of your workstation needs is the inclusion of several different kinds of ports and plugs. You'll notice in the pic: (from right to left) the audio line-in port, the headphones port, 3 USB ports (yes 3!), 2 Firewire400 ports, a telephone modem port, an Ethernet port, and a video out port (to attach an extra monitor) all or most of which can be hot-swapped, meaning easy access plug-and-play capability. This gives you plenty of options if you want to mess around with audio, video, connect to the Internet, daisy chain and network to other Macs, printers, etc. You have plenty of peripheral capability all conveniently located on the side of your computer.
This is a desktop bohemoth, heavy and powerful indeed! Most of the weight comes from the CRT display (that's "cathode ray tube" for all you non-techies. It's pretty much a TV with a powerful computer inside it.) At the higher end of the power model line, (we're talking 1.25 and 1.42 GhZ) these machines can make great multimedia workstations for the budget-minded.
The only area where one might fall short is on video RAM. If you're looking to play the latest, greatest sharpest 3-D game for Mac, the 64MB of VRAM (not upgradeable) will get bogged down from time to time.
Most eMacs will come with some flavor of Mac OS X pre-installed which is very powerful and useful if you're familiar with it. So don't let it's heavy weight fool you--it's every bit as nimble and fast as the PowerbookG4 laptops-but you won't have to worry that someone could easily walk away with it.
And there are so many other great reasons to use a Mac: great video, great audio, generously bundled production software, largely virus-free, etc. They are so easy to use, but also very highly programmable for those who enjoy it.
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