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Apple iMac

The Apple iMac "500" (Indigo) features a 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 128 MB of RAM (PC100 SDRAM) (1, 2.), a 20.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot-loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive (1, 2, 3.), ATI Rage 128 Ultra (2x AGP) graphics acceleration with 16 MB of SDRAM (1.), and an integrated Harmon Kardon Odyssey sound system in a sleek, translucent "indigo" (3.) or "snow" all-in-one case with a 15" color screen. Like the previous iMac series, the iMac "500" (Indigo) is convection-cooled and ships with the Apple "Pro" keyboard and optical mouse. Unlike previous models, however, the iMac "500" (Indigo) shipped with Mac OS 9.1 and MacOS X pre-installed. Models shipped after January 7, 2002 had MacOS X selected as the default OS, although both operating systems were still pre-installed.

Please note that the case of the iMac "500" (Indigo) simply says "iMac" and the additional information is provided to distinguish this model from other ones.


Introduction Date:

July 18, 2001 2, 3.

Discontinued Date:

March 18, 2003

Processor Type:

PowerPC 750cx (G3)

Processor Speed:

500 MHz

Processor Upgrade:

N/A

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 750cx (G3)

System Bus Speed:

100 MHz

Backside Bus Speed:

N/A

ROM Size:

1 MB 4.

Data Path:

64-bit

Level 1 Cache:

64k

Level 2 Cache:

256k (on-chip) 5.

RAM Type:

8ns PC100 SDRAM 6.

VRAM Type:

Video Card (2x AGP)

Standard RAM:

128 MB 1, 2.

Maximum RAM:

1 GB 7.

Motherboard RAM:

None

RAM Slots:

2 6.

Standard VRAM:

16 MB 1.

Maximum VRAM:

16 MB 1.

Standard Hard Drive:

20.0 GB

Int. Hard Drive Type:

Ultra ATA

Standard CD-RW:

8X/4X/24X 1, 2, 3, 8.

Standard Disk:

None

Standard Modem:

56.6k (internal)

Standard Ethernet:

10/100Base-T

Case Type:

All-in-One 8.

Form Factor:

iMac "350" 8.

Exp. Slots:

AirPort

Exp. Bays (Free):

None

Battery Type:

3.6V Lithium

Battery Life:

N/A

Built-in Display:

15" Color A.

Supported MacOS:

9.1-9.2, X

Dimensions:

15.0 x 15.0 x 17.1 B.

Avg. Weight:

34.7 lbs.

Original Price:

$999 US 1, 2.

Est. Current Price:

$700-$800 US 1, 2, 3.

Notes:

1. An early edu. config. w/ 64 MB RAM, 8 MB VRAM, CD sold for $849 US.
2.
Oct. 1, 2001-Jan. 7, 2002 a vers. w/ 64 MB RAM, CD sold for $799 US.
3.
On Jan. 7, 2002, this model dropped the CD-RW drive and the "snow" color option and sold for $799 US (previously $999 US).
4.
Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
5. 256k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed (500 MHz).
6.
Noninterleaved, 168-pin, 64-bit-wide 8ns PC100 SDRAM (3.3v).
7. Maximum may be higher when higher-density DIMMs are produced.
8. CD-RW drive writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 4X, reads at 24X.
9.
Available in indigo and snow (translucent white) (3.).
A. Very crisp and clear display (13.8" viewable, .28 dp, 95 Hz-800 x 600).
B. In inches, height x width x depth.
C. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.