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The Apple Collectionimac G4

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Apple iMac G4 1.0 17' (Flat Panel) Specs

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The Apple iMac G4/1.0 17-Inch (Flat Panel) features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec 'Velocity Engine' vector processing unit and a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM (266 MHz PC2100 DDR SDRAM), an 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (7200 RPM), a tray-loading 4X 'SuperDrive', NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 64 MB of.

The iMac G4 is an all-in-one personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. From January 2002 to August 2004. It replaced the iMac G3 and was succeeded by the iMac G5. Apple iMac PowerPC G4 Desktops. The Apple iMac G4 is an all-in-one computer that was released in 2002 and sold until it was discontinued in 2004. An all-in-one computer integrates the internal components, such as the processor, directly into the display. The G4 is the fourth generation of Apples all-in-one iMac series and a successor to the G3. This iMac G4 was one of the last iMac G4's to be built, in March 2004. Famously, Apple underestimated demand, and winded down production to ramp up iMac G5 production. Subsequently, G4 stock dried up long before G5's were ready.

Identifiers: iMac 17' 1 GHz - M8935LL/A - PowerMac6,1 - M6498 - 1956 Brother dcp 110 driver for mac windows 10.

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The Apple iMac G4/1.0 17-Inch (Flat Panel) features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec 'Velocity Engine' vector processing unit and a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM (266 MHz PC2100 DDR SDRAM), an 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (7200 RPM), a tray-loading 4X 'SuperDrive', NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 4X support), and support for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth with optional cards.
The internal components are housed in an attractive 10.6' half-sphere, ice white case with a chromed stainless steel neck that supports a 17' TFT Active Matrix LCD display. This model shipped with MacOS X 10.2 'Jaguar' (and cannot boot into MacOS 9), as well as an ice white Apple Pro Keyboard, Mouse, and Speakers. Unlike some earlier iMac models that are convection-cooled, the iMac 'Flat Panel' series is cooled by a quiet internal fan.
Also see: What are the differences between the 'Spring 2003' iMac G4 'Flat Panel' models?

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Introduction Date:February 4, 2003 Discontinued Date:September 8, 2003
Details:The 'Introduction Date' refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The 'Discontinued Date' refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2003.
Details:Also see: All models with a 32-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Details:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed:1.0 GHz Processor Type:PowerPC 7445 (G4)
Details:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec 'Velocity Engine' vector processor.
Details:N/A
Details:The processor is mounted directly to the motherboard.
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System Bus Speed:133 MHzCache Bus Speed:1.0 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type:Open FirmwareEFI Architecture:N/A
Details:The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
Details:256k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed.
Details:This system uses 266 MHz PC2100 DDR SDRAM (2.5v) memory modules.
Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Details:*Apple reports that this model can support 1 GB of RAM. However, 'unofficially' it can support 2 GB of RAM.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.
In Canada, site sponsor CanadaRAM sells RAM and other upgrades for this iMac.
In Germany, site sponsor CompuRAM sells RAM and other upgrades for this iMac.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:*There is one factory installed memory module in a 184-pin DIMM slot and one 200-pin user-accessible SO-DIMM slot.
Details:Shipped with a 'NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics processor with AGP 4X support'.
Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the iMac G4? Is it upgradable?
Details:The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display:17.0' TFTNative Resolution:1440x900
Details:This model has a 17.0' TFT active matrix display with a native resolution of 1440x900. It also supports '1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio.' Apple reports a 'typical' brightness of 200 cd/m, contrast ratio of 300:1, and viewing angle of 120 degrees horizontal and 90 degrees vertical.
2nd Display Support:Mirroring Only*2nd Max. Resolution:1024x768*
Details:Apple reports that this system has a 'mini-VGA output port for video mirroring on [an] external display or projector (requires Apple VGA Display Adapter, sold separately).' and supports output resolutions of '640 by 480 pixels at 60 Hz, 800 by 600 pixels at 75 Hz, and 1024 by 768 pixels at 75 Hz'.
However, the hardware is capable of using an external display in dual or 'extended desktop mode', Apple just blocked the capability in firmware to protect sales of more expensive Macs. Unsupported third-party hacks are available.
Standard Storage:80 GB HDDStd. Storage Speed:7200 RPM
Details:Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the iMac G4 models? Which models support 'big drives' and which do not?
Site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.
In Canada, site sponsor CanadaRAM sells hard drives and other upgrades for this iMac.
Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:3.5' (25.4 mm)Storage Interface:Ultra ATA/100
Details:This model supports a single 3.5' Ultra ATA/100 hard drive or SSD. Hard drives larger than 128 GB are supported.
Standard Optical:4X 'SuperDrive'Standard Disk:None
Details:Apple reports that the tray-loading DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive 'writes DVD-R discs at 4x speed, reads DVDs at 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at 16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at 8x speed, [and] reads CDs at 32x speed.'
Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac G4 models? How do you replace or upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem:56k v.92Standard Ethernet:10/100Base-T
Details:Internal 56k v.92 modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard.
Standard AirPort:802.11b/g (Optional)Standard Bluetooth:1.1 (Optional)
Details:This model could be configured with AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth at the time of purchase at additional cost.
Also see: Which iMac G4 models support AirPort and which support AirPort Extreme? How do you replace or upgrade the AirPort card?
Details:This system has three USB 1.1 ports (shared on two 12-Mbps controllers) and two Firewire '400' ports (eight watts shared). Apple advertised that this computer had five USB 1.1 ports, counting three on the system and two on the keyboard.
Details:This model has expansion slots for AirPort Extreme (802.11b/802.11g) and Bluetooth.
Incl. Keyboard:Apple Pro KeyboardIncl. Input:Apple Pro Mouse
Details:This model also shipped with Apple Pro Speakers.
Case Type:All-in-OneForm Factor:iMac G4 17' Flat Panel
Details:10.6 inch (27.0 cm) half sphere ice white case with a chromed staineless steel neck that supports the display.
Apple Order No:M8935LL/AApple Subfamily:iMac 17' 1 GHz
Details:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
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Apple Model No:M6498 (EMC 1956)Model ID:PowerMac6,1
Details:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the M6498 Model Number, the 1956 EMC Number, and the PowerMac6,1 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Details:N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.2.3Maximum MacOS:X 10.5.8
Details:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
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MacOS 9 Support:Classic Mode Only*Windows Support:Emulation Only
Details:*This model is capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X 'Classic' environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 'Tiger' and lower ('Classic' is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard'). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.
Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions:13.03 x 16.7 x 10.6*Avg. Weight:22.8 lbs. (10.4 kg)
Details:*In inches - height x width x depth - minimum (33.1 cm, 42.3 cm, 27.0 cm). The maximum dimensions are 20 inches x 17.7 inches x 16.7 inches (50.9 cm, 44.9 cm, 42.3 cm).
Original Price (US):US$1799Est. Current Retail:US$100-US$150
Details:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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Video (Monitor): 1 (Mini-VGA) Floppy (Ext.): None
ADB: None SCSI: None
Serial (Standard): NoneSerial (Geoport): None
USB: 3 (1.1)Firewire: 2 (400)
Details:This system has three USB 1.1 ports (shared on two 12-Mbps controllers) and two Firewire '400' ports (eight watts shared). Apple advertised that this computer had five USB 1.1 ports, counting three on the system and two on the keyboard.
Details:N/A
Details:S-video and composite video output to TV or projector requires Apple Video Adapter (sold separately).
Details:One 'audio line in jack'.
Details:One 'speaker mini jack' and one rear-mounted headphone jack.
Details:N/A
Details:90V to 246V AC, 130W maximum.

Global original prices for the iMac G4 1.0 17' (Flat Panel) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North & South America

Mexico:N/A United States:US$1799

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:N/AFinland:N/A
Ireland:N/AItaly:N/A
Norway:N/A Portugal:N/A
Switzerland:N/A United Kingdom:£1449

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