1.25 GHz eMac (Education)

Again in 2005, Apple made a slower version of the eMac available to the education market – again with CD-ROM or no optical drive at all. It also lacks the modem of the consumer machine.

eMacInternal Bluetooth was a build-to-order option. Apple also switched from the Radeon 9200 graphics processor to the Radeon 9600 and increased video memory from 32 MB to 64 MB.

The 2005 eMac ships with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Although it dimensions match the original iMac, the eMac is heavy- 50 pounds vs. 35-38 for the 15″ iMacs.


  • Introduced 2005.05.03
  • Model identifier: PowerMac6,4
  • Model no.: A1004
  • Part no.: M99832 (no optical drive), M99833 (CD-ROM)

Mac OS

  • Requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
  • Supports OS X 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard

Core System

  • CPU: 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7447
  • Bus: 167 MHz
  • RAM: 256 MB, expandable to 2 GB using two PC2700 DDR SDRAM (officially supported to 1 GB by Apple, and some 2005 eMacs shipped from Apple with PC3200 RAM)
  • L2 cache: 512 KB on-chip cache running at full CPU speed


  • Geekbench 2 (Tiger): unknown


  • ATI Radeon 9200 AGP 4x chip set, supports video mirroring to SVGA or S-video with extra cost adapters (the VGA adapter also unlocks video resolutions on the internal display that are otherwise inaccessible)
  • Resolutions: 1280 x 960, 1152 x 870, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, and 640 x 480 using
  • Display: 17″ (16″ viewable) multiscan to 1280 x 960


  • Hard drive: 40 GB ATA/100 7200 rpm
  • Optical drive: 32x CD-ROM or no optical drive


  • USB: 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • FireWire: 2 FireWire 400 ports
  • Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
  • AirPort: accepts 802.11g AirPort Extreme WiFi card
  • Bluetooth: accepts optional internal Bluetooth 1.1 module
  • Modem: none
  • Microphone: built in (above monitor), standard 3.5mm minijack, compatible with line-level input, not compatible with Apple’s PlainTalk microphone


  • Height: 15.8 in/40.6 cm
  • Width: 15.8 in/40.6 cm
  • Depth: 17.1 in/43.3 cm
  • Weight: 50 lb/22.7 kg
  • PRAM battery: 3.6V half-AA
  • Power supply: 150W

Online Resources


  • You cannot plug the iPod shuffle directly into the eMac’s USB port – it will not fit. It will not charge if plugged into a keyboard USB port or an unpowered USB hub. To charge it while using it with your eMac, you must us a USB extension cable, powered USB hub, iPod shuffle dock, or a USB power adapter.