Apple is now selling its entry-level eMac to individual education users, after initially offering it only to educational institutions.

The £893 (including VAT) eMac has a CD-ROM drive, rather than a combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. It also lacks an internal modem – which shouldn’t worry schools and colleges with leased-line Internet connections or students and teachers with ADSL. It remains priced at £856 (£729, ex. VAT) for educational institutions.

Otherwise, it shares the same specifications as the other eMac – with 700MHz G4, 128MB of RAM, 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive, Nvidia GeForce2 MX video card, and 17-inch built-in CRT.

The CD-RW/DVD-ROM model (with modem) costs £1,077 to individuals, and £1,032 (£879, ex. VAT) for institutions.