The Mac mini G4/1.5is an upgraded iteration of Mac mini G4/1.42, that unofficially entered the market on September 27, 2005. The Mac mini G4/1.5 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 G4/1.5 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 G4/1.5features 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 G4/1.5
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: 1920×1200.
- 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.
- 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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