Mac mini (1.5GHz G4, Late 2005) – Full Information

The Mac mini (1.5GHz G4, Late 2005) is an upgraded iteration of Mac mini (1.42GHz G4, Original 2005), that unofficially entered the market on September 27, 2005. The Mac mini (1.5GHz G4, Late 2005) has a faster processor, a faster and larger hard drive and an enhanced video RAM. The AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth have been made standard features now, while Bluetooth has been also upgraded. Thus, the Mac mini (1.5GHz G4, Late 2005) sports a 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 512 MB or 512 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), an 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM), a slot-loading 8X DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive (or 4X DVD-RW/CD-RW “SuperDrive”), and ATI Radeon 9200 graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (4X AGP). The net top has a DVI video out, two USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire 400 port, a built-in mono-speaker and an audio-out mini-jack. As for the wireless, the Mac mini (1.5GHz G4, Late 2005) features AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. The cooling system is fanless. The Mac mini G4/1.33is shipped without a display, a keyboard and a mouse. An internal modem or a DVI-to-VGA adapter are available for an extra cost.

Mac mini (1.5GHz G4, Late 2005)

  • Introduced on September 27, 2005.


  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 32-bit.
  • Processor Upgrade: Soldered.
  • Processor type: PowerPC “Apollo” 7447a (G4).
  • Cores: 1.
  • On-Board RAM: DDR 512 MB, 333 MHz.
  • Max. RAM supported: DDR 1 GB.
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon 9200 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM.
  • Resolution Support: 1920 x 1200.
  • Storage: 80 GB, 5400-rpm Ultra ATA-100 up to 128 GB Hard Drive Supported.
  • Input\Output: 2x USB 2.0, Firewire 400, built-in mono-speaker, audio-out mini-jack, DVI video out.
  • Optical drive: 8X DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive \ 4X DVD-RW/CD-RW “SuperDrive”.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, 56k V.92 modem, AirPort Extreme 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
  • Preinstalled OS: X 10.4.2 (8D40) “Tiger”.
  • OS max. upgrade: 10.5.8 “Leopard”.
  • Dimensions: 2.0 x 6.5 x 6.5 inch maximum.
  • Weight: 2.9 lb.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1103.

Apple Order number: No official number, can have that of G4 \ 1.42 – M9687LL/B. M9971LL/B – for Super Drive configuration.

Discontinued: February 28, 2006.

Price: $599, $699.

Keep Your Software Up to Date

You can connect to the Internet and automatically download and install the latest free software versions, drivers, and other enhancements from Apple.

When you are connected to the Internet, Software Update checks Apple’s servers to see if any updates are available for your computer. You can set your Mac mini to check the Apple server periodically and download and install updated software.

To check for updated software do the following:

  1. Choose Apple Menu > Software Update. The Software Update window opens. If new software is available, it appears in a list.
  2. Click the checkbox to select the items you want to install, then click Install. Type an administrator name and password (the name and password you used when you first set up your computer).

When the updates are complete, Software Update checks for updates again. It does this because some updates require that you have installed previous updates. For more information, search for Software Update in Mac Help.

How to Use Applications

Your Mac mini comes with software applications, including the iLife suite of applications, for doing things like sending email, surfing the Internet, chatting online, organizing music and digital photos, making movies, and much more.

For more information about these applications, see the Welcome to Tiger booklet that came with your computer. For more information about a particular application, open the application, then open the help for the application. The Learn About section is a good place to start.

When an application does not respond: On rare occasions, an application may freeze on your screen. Mac OS X provides a way to quit an application that’s not responding without restarting your computer. Quitting a frozen application may allow you to save your work in other open applications.

To force an application to quit:

  1. Press Command – Option – Esc or choose Apple Menu > Force Quit from the menu bar. The Force Quit Applications dialog appears with the application selected.
  2. Click Force Quit. The application quits, leaving all other applications open. If you need to, you can force the Classic environment to quit, which closes all Classic applications. You can also restart the Finder from this dialog.

Your Mac mini has many built-in features you can use to customize your computer to fit your needs. Here are some of your computer’s features and capabilities:

  • High-speed USB 2.0 ports for connecting additional equipment, such as an iPod shuffle digital music player, printers, scanners, keyboards, digital cameras, disk drives, and more.
  • FireWire port for connecting high-speed equipment, such as digital video cameras or external hard disks.
  • Optional Bluetooth technology for connecting wirelessly to devices, such as an Apple Wireless Keyboard or Mouse.
  • Communications technologies, such as a 56K v.92 modem (on some models), 10/100Base-T Ethernet, and optional AirPort Extreme wireless networking.
  • Headphone port to connect headphones, powered speakers, or audio equipment.

To learn about what you can do with your Mac mini, start with the information in this chapter. You can find additional information in Mac Help and on the Apple Mac mini website.


  • This Mac mini model is often titled as a “silent update”. Since it shares its Apple Order number with other models of the line-up, it is often confused with slower iterations and some users consider this model to be a refurbished Mac.
  • Apple Mac mini is a small form desktop computer delivered without display, keyboard, or mouse, with Apple marketing it as BYODKM – Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse.


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Apple Mac Mini G4 1.5GHz by ThePowerMacGalaxy. Published on August 25, 2015


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