AM I MISSING SOMETHING? I know that Apple's new Mac Mini is: a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. It sells for about $500, which is supposed to place Apple squarely in the midst of the low-priced computer wars. But as this New York Times article points out, the all-in-one eMac can already be had for as little as $800. Can you really buy a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse for much less than the $300 difference? I don't think so. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if you wound up spending more.
Both the Mini and the eMac are built around the speedy but not-quite-up-to-date G4 microprocessor. Granted, I haven't done spec-to-spec comparisons - maybe the Mini really is a better value. But at first glance, it looks like the cheap Mac of choice is still the eMac.