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Spotlight: S. Korean Firm Plans Inexpensive iMac Look-Alike

September 18, 1998

When is an iMac not an iMac? When it's a knockoff running Windows. Hoping to tag along on the success of Cupertino-based Apple Computer Inc.'s hot-selling new home computer, a South Korean company is planning to mimic the sleek styling of the iMac with a machine that runs Windows and has an Intel microprocessor. The company, eMachines Inc., hopes to release the computer next spring with a list price of $499, well below the $1,299 the iMac is selling for. Apple officials had no comment.

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