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Apple iMac "PowerPC G3" 500 MHz Early 2001 (Indigo/Snow) Specs

iMac - 8582LL/A - PowerMac4,1 - M5521

About This iMac

The iMac line of devices from apple introduced in 2001 which was also the period that the internet was developing and catching up on everybody. Apple used that as a means to propagate their innovative design which unlike most of the other computers then did not have an external Central processing Unit. This was also one of the first devices of its time to incorporate the now common USB port while simultaneously leaving out the popular floppy disk drive a mark that the iMac was certainly futuristic which was also communicated in its ice-bondi blue color.

Storage

The device was built with 20 GB Ultra ATA hard drive storage.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The iMac had a 15 inch “crystal clear” CRT display with a 13.8 inch viewable area.

      Inclusive Features

      The iMac includes the following features and ports:

      • A Power Adapter (100V to 260V AC, 150W maximum).

      Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

      The iMac had MAC OS 9.1 pre-installed on it. The processor that powered the computer was the 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor. The iMac had the age 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics processor that used 16 MB of VRAM.

      Memory & Architecture

      The device was built with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache and with a RAM of 64 MB or 128 MB.


       500 MHz PowerPC G3

      64 MB, 128 MB

      20 GB Hard Drive

      Plugged-in

      Upgradability

      Although the iMac came with 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM it could be upgraded to up to 1 GB of RAM.

      The Operating System of the iMac can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS 9.1 up to MacOS X 10.4.11.

      The iMac bondi blue and ice computer’s dimensions were 38.1 cm x 38.1 cm x 43.4 cm. The weight of the device was 34.7 lbs. (15.7 kg).

      Introduced:  July 18, 2001

      Discontinued:  March 18, 2003

      Screen Size and Resolution

      Memory

      Screen Size

      15 inches (13.8 viewable area)

      Level 1 Cache

      64k

      Resolution

      640×480 @ 117Hz

      800×600 @ 95Hz

      1024×768 @ 75Hz

      Level 2/Level 3 Cache

      256k (on chip)

      Processor

      RAM Type

      PC100 SDRAM

      Processors

      1

      Min. RAM Speed

      10 ns

      Architecture

      32-Bit

      Standard RAM

      64 MB, 128 MB

      Speed

      500 MHz

      Maximum RAM

      1 GB

      Type

      PowerPC 750cx (G3)

      RAM Slots

      2

      Processor Upgrade

      Soldered

      Motherboard RAM

      None

      FPU

      Integrated

      Graphics

      System Bus Speed

      100 MHz

      Video Card

      Rage 128 Ultra

      Cache Bus Speed

      500 MHz

      VRAM Type

      SDRAM

      ROM/Firmware

      Open Firmware

      Standard VRAM

      16 MB

      EFI Architecture

      N/A

      Maximum VRAM

      16 MB

      Storage

      Inclusive Features and Ports

      Standard Storage

      20 GB HDD

      Standard Optical Drive

      24X CD, 4X CD-RW

      Storage Speed

      N/A

      Standard Ethernet

      10/100Base-T

      Storage Dimensions

      3.5” (25.4 mm)

      Standard Modem

      56.6k

      Storage Interface

      Ultra ATA

      Standard Air Port

      802.11b (Optional)

      Battery

      Standard Bluetooth

      None

      Type

      3.6V Lithium

      USB Port 1.1

      2

      Battery Life

      N/A

      FireWire Ports

      2 (400)

      Description

      Keyboard

      Apple Pro Keyboard

      Case Type

      All-in-One

      Inclusive Input

      Apple Pro Mouse

      Form Factor

      iMac (Slot Loading)

      S-Video Output

      None

      Apple Order No

      M8582LL/A

      Microphone

      1 (Built-in)

      Apple Subfamily

      iMac – Summer 2001

      Headphone

      2

      Apple Model Number

      M5521 (EMC 1857)

      Sound Out

      1

      Model ID

      PowerMac 4.1

      Power Adapter

      1

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