iMac

iMac, a famous range of all-in-one consumer desktop computers designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. You’ll learn everything about iMac on these pages.

iMac G5/1.6 17 Inches

The iMac G5/1.6 sets up the new standard in computers design. The hardware goes in a polycarbonate casing behind the LCD flat display. Approximately 2 inches deep, the casing is mounted on an aluminum stand but can also be mounted on a wall or kiosk, for it meets the VESA standards. The iMac G5/1.6 sports the processor with a completely new 64-bit architecture, the CPU controlled cooling system and the in-built speakers mounted beneath the 17 inches screen for the sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac G5/1.6 17-inch features a 1.6 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5) processor with an optimized AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of SDRAM, an 80 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM), an 8X “Combo” Drive, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 8X), and built-in stereo speakers, as well as 2 Firewire “400” and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also supports AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth, but the cards are optional and installed at the factory. (more…)

iMac G4/1.25 20-Inch FP (USB 2.0)

The iMac G4/1.25 20-inch “FP” has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 20” flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. Due to the largest screen in the line-up the base hemisphere is made a bit heavier to counterbalance it. The iMac 4G “FP” with 20” monitor shares the hardware with the iMac G4/1.25 15” features a 1680 x 1050 TFT display, a 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), an 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (7200 RPM), a tray-loading 4X “SuperDrive”, and NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 4X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. (more…)

iMac G4/1.25 17-Inches FP (USB 2.0)

The iMac G4/1.25 17 inches “FP” has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 17 inches flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac G4 “FP” with 17” monitor is the first iMac with a processor that fast and GeForce 5200 graphics. But it is the screen that makes this iMac to stand out. It is a wide aspect ratio “cinema” type screen and displays 1440 x 900 pixels – a top choice for DVDs. The iMac G4/1.25 17-inch “FP” features a 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), an 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (7200 RPM), a tray-loading 4X “SuperDrive”, and NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 4X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. (more…)

iMac 4G/1.0 15 Inches FP (USB 2.0)

The iMac 4G/1.0 15 inches “FP” has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 15 inches flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac 4G “FP” with 15th monitor shares the processor and the hard disk drive capacity with the previous revisions. Yet, the video SDRAM was reduced. The 32x “Combo” drive makes up for that disadvantage, especially when compared with the previous model 4x drive. As to the ports and wireless connectivity, the iMac 4G/1.0 15-Inch “FP” got a USB 2.0 and the internal Bluetooth support but the latter is optional. The iMac 4G/1.0 features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), an 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (7200 RPM), a tray-loading 32X “Combo” drive, and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 4X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. The pre-installed OS is MacOS X 10.2 Jaguar. (more…)

iMac (17-inch, 1.0GHz G4, Early 2003 Flat Panel)

The iMac (17-inch, 1.0GHz G4, Early 2003 Flat Panel) has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 17 inches flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac (17-inch, 1.0GHz G4, Early 2003 Flat Panel) features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (7200 RPM), a tray-loading 4X “Super Drive”, and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. The pre-installed OS is MacOS X 10.2.3. (more…)

iMac G4/800 17-Inch (Flat Panel, 2002)

The iMac G4/800 has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 17” flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac G4/800 features a 800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), a tray-loading “Super Drive”, and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. The pre-installed OS are MacOS X 10.1 and MacOS 9.2. (more…)

iMac (15-inch, 700 MHz G4, Early 2002)

The iMac (15-inch, 700 MHz G4, Early 2002) design is a great departure from the previous generation. All the hardware is housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 15” flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac (15-inch, 700 MHz G4, Early 2002) features a 700 MHz PowerPC 7441 (G4) processor 128 MB / 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 40.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), a tray-loading CD-RW drive / DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” Drive, and NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support). The new housing turns out to be very demanding. Apple engineers had had to drop the fanless cooling in the first place and opt for an internal fan. There was no place for internal speakers either, so they had been swapped for the external optional ones. They were shipped with the Combo Drive model. Both models were shipped with white Apple Pro keyboard and mouse, later named simply Apple keyboard and Apple mouse. (more…)

iMac G4/800 X-Only (Flat Panel, 2003)

The iMac G4/800 has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 15” flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac G4/800 features a 800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (7200 RPM), a tray-loading 32X “Combo” drive, and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. The pre-installed OS is MacOS X 10.2 “Jaguar”, the MacOS 9.2 boot is cut off. (more…)

iMac G4/700 SE (Flat Panel) 2002

The iMac G4/700 SE is the top model to wrap up the whole G4 line. It got the fastest processor of the 7xx family – 700 Hz – and the largest hard drive – 60 GB, the largest RAM from the box – 256 MB and the most popular colors: Graphite and Snow. The iMac G4/700 features a 700 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in two crisp colors: Graphite and Snow. (more…)

iMac G3/700 SE (Summer 2001)

The iMac G3/700 SE is the top model to wrap up the whole G3 line. It got the fastest processor of the 7xx family – 700 Hz – and the largest hard drive – 60 GB, the largest RAM from the box – 256 MB and the most popular colors: Graphite and Snow. The iMac G3/600 features a 700 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in two crisp colors: Graphite and Snow. (more…)

iMac G3/600 (Summer 2001 Graphite/Snow)

The iMac G3/600 released in summer 2001 doubles the hard disk storage capacity up to 40 GB and got the fastest processor of 7xx family – 600 Hz. So, the iMac G3/600 features a 600 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 40.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in two crisp colors: Graphite and Snow. (more…)

iMac G3/600 SE (Early 2001)

The iMac G3/600 SE released in early 2001 has only 128 MB of RAM but shares the hard disk 40 GB and the fastest processor of 7xx family – 600 Hz – with the iMac G3/600. While in color it’s more like the iMac G3/500 (early 2001). The iMac G3/600 SE features a 600 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 40.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in funky Flower Power color. (more…)

iMac G3/500 (Early 2001 – Flower/Blue)

The iMac G3/500 released early in 2001 stands apart from the previous G3 iterations. Not only the processor speed was increased, but also the cache memory and the VRAM. The hard drive and RAM capacity weren’t increased significantly, but the CD drive was now a writing one. So, the iMac G3/500 features a 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 20.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports not to mention the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in three colors: Indigo, Flower Power, Blue Dalmatian. (more…)

iMac (500MHz G3, Summer 2000 Special Edition)

The iMac (500MHz G3, Summer 2000 Special Edition) is the top model of the “Summer Series” line up with the 500 Hz processor, 30 GB hard drive, 128 MB RAM, ATI Rage 128 Pro video card with 8 MB of VRAM and a 4X DVD-ROM. It was to replace the iMac (400MHz G3, Slot-Loading Special Edition), but is also similar to the iMac (450MHz G3, Summer 2000). It has fanless cooling system, two FireWire 400 ports, 2 USB 1.1 ports, in-built speakers, 2 headphone mini jacks and supports the external AirPort. The model is made with emphasis on home video editing, offering an optical disk writing drive capable of writing more capacious DVDs rather than CDs. The Summer Series top model is given crisp colors of Graphite and Snow rather than vibrant “Fruit Colors”. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV+ 450 Hz 2000

The iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV+ 450 Hz, just another member of the “Summer Series”, doubled the hard disk storage capacity to 20 GB and switched back to 4X DVD-ROM. It has got a 450 Hz processor, a VGA-port, a larger 20 GB hard drive, an ATI Rage 128 Pro video card, two FireWire 400 ports and the fanless cooling system. This model is available not only in Ruby and Indigo, but also in Sage color. In every other detail it is similar to the iMac G3/400 DV (Summer 2000 – Indigo/Ruby) (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV 400 Hz 2001

The iMac Slot-Loading G3 DV 400 Hz released in February 2001 was just a reincarnation of iMac G3 DV 400 Hz 2000 in Indigo and Ruby. It has got a 400 Hz processor, a VGA-port, a larger 10 GB hard drive, and two FireWire 400 ports. A DVD-ROM was replaced by a CD-ROM and the price was $100 lower than that of the previous model. The preinstalled OS is also younger. It is available only in one color – Indigo. This iMac also sports the fanless cooling system that makes its operation almost silent. It got the same model number but different Apple Order identificator. (more…)

iMac (500MHz G3, Summer 2001) – Full information

The iMac (500MHz G3, Summer 2001) in Indigo and Snow was released in summer of 2001 with almost the same technical specifications as the iMac G3/500 at the beginning of the year. It features 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 20.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 24X CD-ROM or 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports not to mention the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV SE 400 Hz Revision B 1999

The iMac G3 DV SE is identical to the iMac G3 DV in everything but hard drive storage capacity and RAM. It got a larger 13 GB drive and larger 128 MB RAM from the box. With emphasis on home video editing, the iMac G3 DV SE has got a more powerful 400 Hz processor, a VGA-port, a DVD-ROM slot loading drive and two FireWire 400 ports. The in iMac G3 DV supports an optional AirPort but in all the other aspects its hardware is identical to the Revision A. For example, not only system bus and hard drive ATA standard remained the same, but also a video processor, so in video editing a user should rely on the central processor performance only. This iMac also sports the fanless cooling system that makes its operation almost silent. The iMac G3 DV is available in only one color: Graphite. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading 350 Hz Indigo 2000

The iMac G3 Slot-Loading 350 Hz Indigo was introduced in summer o 2000 year with slightly larger 7 GB hard drive and better video processor. The body color had been changed from Blueberry to Indigo. The desktop had also lost the AirPort internal support and the puck-round mouse. This was replace by the Apple Pro Mouse. Apart from this, the iMack G3 Indigo is identical to iMac G3 slot-loading revision A, but was available at a much lower price $799. (more…)

iMac (350MHz G3, Slot-Loading) – Full information

The iMac (350MHz G3, Slot-Loading) is based upon the iMac G3 D revision and got, obviously, a slot-loading optical drive, a faster processor, ATI Rage 128 VR graphics, doubled RAM, an AirPort wireless network card supporting 802.11b radio frequency. It features a fanless conventional cooling thus being almost noiseless in operation. It is available only In one color – Blueberry. (more…)

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