Strong demand has convinced Apple to extend its educational offering, the eMac, to consumers. Apple recently launched the eMac for the education market, but has since opened the product up to consumers under a slightly different configuration and price point. The product will ship with a CD-RW and features a 17-inch flat CRT and 700MHz Power PC G4 processor. Apple's digital lifestyle software is also included. "Apple is further diversifying its iMac offerings," said Apple corporate affairs manager Myrna Van Pelt. "There has been strong interest globally for a more cost-effective G4 in the shape of an eMac." The eMac will be available later this month and will retail for $2,395.www.apple.com.au.