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Apple iMac "PowerPC G5" 1.8 GHz 17" 2005 Specs

iMac - M9843LL/A - PowerMac8,2 - A1058 - 2055

About This iMac

In the models released in the 2004 and 2005 period, there were a number of modifications that set The Apple iMac brand apart. A number of these features came in the form of the iMac G5. It had an Ambient Light Sensor that helped dim the sleep indicator light when there was less light available such as in a dark room. In this version, Airport for Wi-Fi connectivity were now standardized and is no longer an optional tag-along option. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR was now a connectivity option and was very effective as a Personal Area Network Option for file transfers. The only thing in this version of the iMac that was a step behind was the optical drive that was included, but the processor speed (now 1.8 GHz), the RAM size (now 512 MB) as well as the graphics card (ATI Radeon 9600 graphics with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 8X)) were all more advanced and gave poise to this computer making it revered and sought after among desktop users during this period.

Storage

The device was built with 160.0 GB Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) hard drive storage with a storage speed of 7200 RPM.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The iMac G5 featured a 17 inch screen with active matrix display and a native resolution of 1440×900.

      Inclusive Features

      The iMac includes the following features and ports:

      • A Power Adapter (100V-240V AC, 180 W maximum)
      • Standard AirPort Extreme (802.11g).
      • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
      • Two FireWire 400 ports
      • 1 Mini-VGA port that supported Mirroring
      • Combo Drive
      • Built-in Stereo Speakers

      Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

      The iMac had Mac OS X 10.4 (8A428) pre-installed on it. The processor that powered the computer was the 1.8 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5) processor. It’s graphics processor was the ATI Radeon 9600 which used up to 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.

      Memory & Architecture

      The device was built with a 512k on-chip level 2 cache and with a 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM for its RAM.


       1.8 GHz PowerPC G5

      512 MB

      160 GB Hard Drive

      Plugged-in

      Upgradability

      Although the iMac came with 512 MB of RAM it could be upgraded to up to 2 GB of RAM.

      The Operating System of the iMac can also be upgraded from its pre-installed Mac OS X 10.4 (8A428) to MacOS X 10.5.8.

      This iMac had the following dimensions and weight 43 cm, 42.6 cm, 17.3 cm and a weight of 18.5 lbs (8.4 kg).

      Introduced:  May 3, 2005

      Discontinued:  October 12, 2005

      Screen Size and Resolution

      Memory

      Screen Size

      17 inches TFT

      Level 1 Cache

      32k/64k

      Resolution

      1440×900

      Level 2/Level 3 Cache

      512k (on-chip)

      Processor

      RAM Type

      PC3200 DDR 

      Processors

      1

      Min. RAM Speed

      400 MHz

      Architecture

      64-Bit

      Standard RAM

      512 MB

      Speed

      1.8 GHz

      Maximum RAM

      2 GB

      Type

      PowerPC 970 (G5)

      RAM Slots

      2

      Processor Upgrade

      Soldered

      Motherboard RAM

      None

      FPU

      Integrated

      Graphics

      System Bus Speed

      600 MHz (3:1)

      Video Card

      Radeon 9600

      Cache Bus Speed

      1.8 GHz (Built-in)

      VRAM Type

      DDR SDRAM

      ROM/Firmware

      Open Firmware

      Standard VRAM

      128 MB

      EFI Architecture

      N/A

      Maximum VRAM

      128 MB

      Storage

      Inclusive Features and Ports

      Standard Storage

      160 GB HDD

      Standard Optical Drive

      8X “Combo Drive”

      Storage Speed

      7200 RPM

      Standard Ethernet

      10/100/1000Base-T

      Storage Dimensions

      3.5” (26.10 mm)

      Standard Modem

      56k v.92

      Storage Interface

      Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s)

      Standard Air Port

      802.11b/g (Standard)

      Battery

      Standard Bluetooth

      2.0+ EDR

      Type

      3.6V Lithium

      USB Port 2.0

      3

      Battery Life

      N/A

      FireWire (400)

      2

      Description

      Keyboard

      Apple Keyboard

      Case Type

      All-in-One

      Inclusive Input

      Apple Mouse

      Form Factor

      iMac G5

      S-Video Output

      1

      Apple Order No

      M9843LL/A

      Microphone

      1 (Built-in)

      Apple Subfamily

      Ambient Light Sensor

      Headphone

      1

      Apple Model Number

      A1058 (EMC 2055)

      Sound Out

      1

      Model ID

      PowerMac 8.2

      Power Adapter

      1

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