Yes, eMac fan is too loud and it should come with a Combo drive
eMac fan is too loud, but don't care about DVD
eMac fan is OK, but I want DVD
Current eMac option is completely OK
Don't know.... Will have to investigate.
No no CD in the drive... When you see the fan at the back you'll get the idea. It is the size of a small desk fan.
Good news.... The reseller has agreed to swap my eMac with a new Combo-drive eMac (not available when I posted my "rant" <sigh>)...
I just want to say that I own other Apple hardware and could only really buy Apple hardware... but I'm not going to accept a dud machine just because Apple makes it....
I will let you all know what eventuates with the new one... I'm really hoping that it was just my old machine and not all eMacs in general. I was also unhappy about Apple releasing a modded down version of the eMac... I know they have changed that now.
Perhaps the eMac does need a big fan (with G4 and 17" CRT monitor in the one case)... But I don't expect noise from an Apple product - full stop.
Hope things get better.