The company replaces the eMac with an $899 iMac model aimed at students and teachers.
Apple Computer announced July 5 that it will offer a new 17-inch iMac for $899, which will replace the older eMac model.
The iMac, which will feature a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor, a video camera and the iLife 06 software suite, will be marketed toward students and teachers, according to the company.
With a two-inch-thick display, the new iMac is designed to take up less room on desks and other cramped areas. It also uses less energy than older models, the company said in a release.
In its promotion of the iMac, Apple intends to show that the new computer can be a one-stop shop for students and teachers who want to research and present ideas either for individual reports or for large audiences.
In addition to the 17-inch wide-screen LCD, the iMac includes a combo drive for burning CDs and reading DVDs; 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 (double data rate 2) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM), expandable up to 2GB; and hard drive storage capacity up to 160GB.
All the new iMacs also include a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing out-of-the-box using Apples iChat AV, or recording a video podcast or iMovie using iLife 06.
Apple will preview "Leopard," the next major upgrade of Mac OS X, at its annual developers conference in August.
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Since the new iMac replaces the eMac, the older computer will no longer be produced but still can be purchased through the Apple Store.
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