The iMac 4G/1.0 15-inch “FP” 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 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.
iMac 4G/1.0 15-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0)
Introduced on: September 8, 2003.
- Processor Speed: 1.0 GHz.
- Processor Architecture: 32-bit.
- Processor type: PowerPC “Apollo 6” G4 (7445).
- Cores: 1.
- On-Board Ram: 256 MB.
- Video: 15″ TFT LCD, 1024 × 768 pixels resolution, viewing angle: 120° horizontal and 90° degrees vertical
- Graphics: nVidia GeForce 2 MX with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM
- Storage: 80 GB, 7200-rpm Ultra ATA-66 up to 128 GB Hard Drive Supported.
- Input\Output: 3x USB 2.0, 2x Firewire 400, built-in microphone, audio out, Apple Pro Speakers mini-jack, Mini-VGA video out.
- Optical drive: 32X “Combo” drive.
- Internet \ Wireless connection: Optional 54 Mbit/s AirPort Extreme 802.11b/g, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet, 56k V.92 modem, Optional Bluetooth 1.1.
- OS: Preinstalled OS: 10.2 “Jaguar”. OS max. upgrade: 10.5 “Leopard”
- Dimensions: 12.95 x 15.1 x 10.6 inch maximum.
- Weight: 21.3 lb.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Order number: M9285LL/A.
Discontinued: July 1, 2004.
- The Combo drive is capable of reading and writing CD-R/CD-RW disks and reading but not writing DVD disks. Nowadays it’s almost an obsolete drive type.
iTools for iMac 4G/1.0 15-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0)
In This Model’s User’s Guide (Manual), Apple explained its iTools functions:
Get more out of the Internet with iTools: iTools is a suite of Internet services integrated into Mac OS X. iDisk, your own storage space on Apple’s Internet server. You can share photos, movies, and other files over the Internet, access your files from another Macintosh or PC.
- HomePage: Build a personal Web site in three easy steps. Create a photo album, publish an iMovie, post your résumé, and more. Anyone can view your site on the World Wide Web.
- iCards: Send an elegant iCard, just right for any occasion. Choose a ready-made photo, or create a personalized iCard using a photo on your iDisk.
- Email: Get your own Mac.com email address. It’s easy and works with your favorite email application.
If you signed up for iTools when you first turned on your computer, you already have an account. To sign up for a new iTools account, open System Preferences and click Internet. Then click Sign Up.
You can store pictures, movies, documents, and other files remotely: To access your files from another computer, log into your iTools account. Anyone can access the files in your Public folder. To find out how to use pictures and other files from your iDisk to create a personal Web site, go to apple.com/itools and click the HomePage icon. Choose iDisk from the Go menu and then drag files to a folder on your iDisk to copy them.
If you want to send and receive email, follow these steps to create and send a message:
- Click the Mail icon in the Dock to open the Mail application. To use email, you must have an account with an
Internet service provider.
- To check for new messages, click Get Mail.
- To view a message, click its subject.
- To create a new email message, click Compose.
- Type the email address and a subject. Then type your message and click Send.
If you entered email information or got a Mac.com account when you first turned on your computer, Mail is already set up. To set up a new email account, choose Preferences from the Mail menu, then click Accounts.
To learn more about Mail, open Mail, then choose Mail Help from the Help menu.
Organize, plan, and create using AppleWorks – Use AppleWorks for writing, drawing, making presentations, and more.
- Layout capabilities: Add photos, tables, charts, and sidebars. Link text frames, layer graphics, and wrap text.
- Word processing: Write letters, create brochures, make greeting cards and party invitations.
- Presentation tool: Create an onscreen slide presentation. Add movies, art, graphs, and charts.
- Database: Keep records, save addresses, make inventories. Merge mailing information with the word processor to send form letters.
- Customizable templates: Choose from a wide range of predesigned documents and modify them as needed.
- Spreadsheet: Compute data easily using over 100 built-in functions, then use formatting options to make it stand out.
- Painting: Create art from scratch or apply effects to existing pictures or scanned photos.
- Extensive clip art libraries: Choose from over 25,000 high-quality clip art images.
Keep your iMac’s software up-to-date. Use Software Update to get the latest updates and drivers. For this:
- Click the icon in the Dock to open System Preferences.
- Click Software Update.
Note that to use Software Update, you must have an Internet connection.
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