15″ iMac G4 (Late 2003)

The last revision of the 15″ flat panel iMac has a 1 GHz G4 processor, a 32x Combo drive, and 32 MB of video memory. Along with the 1.25 GHz 17″ model, it is the first iMac to support USB 2.0.

15" iMac G4

15-inch iMac G4The 15″ 1 GHz iMac sold for the same $1,299 price as the original Bondi blue iMac did in 1998.

Some Leopard users have reported problems with G4 iMacs that have GeForce 2 or GeForce 4 graphics. When the system wakes from sleep, the screen will be completely white, making the computer unusable. This is fixed by Leopard Graphics Update 1.0, which requires OS X 10.5.2 or later.

Details

  • introduced 2003.09.08 at US$1,299
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.5 Leopard
  • CPU: 1 GHz G4
  • Bus: 167 MHz
  • Performance:
    • Geekbench 2 (Leopard): 510
    • Geekbench 2 (Tiger): 509
  • RAM: 256 MB, expandable to 2 GB using PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR SDRAM (officially supported to 1 GB by Apple)
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 4 MX with AGP 2x support
  • VRAM: 32 MB
  • Display: 15″ 1024 x 768 flat panel display
  • Video out: Mini VGA port for video mirroring, requires VGA adapter
  • L2 cache: 256 KB on-chip cache running at full CPU speed
  • Hard drive: 60 GB Ultra ATA drive
  • Combo drive: 8x DVD read, 32x CD-R write, 10x CD-RW write, 32x CD read
  • USB: 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • FireWire 400: 2 ports
  • Modem: built-in 56 kbps modem supports v.92 standard
  • Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
  • WiFi: 802.11g AirPort Extreme optional
  • Microphone: internal
  • Power supply: 130W
  • PRAM battery: 3.6V half-AA
  • Height: 12.95-20.0 in/32.9-50.9 cm
  • Width: 15.1 in/38.3 cm
  • Depth: 10.6-16.3 in/27.0-41.5 cm
  • Weight: 21.2 lb/9.7 kg
  • Part no.: M9285
  • Model identifier: PowerMac6,1

Upgrades

  • 8x SuperDrive DVD±RW upgrade, MCE Technologies, $149. 8x4x12x DVD, 24x24x40x CD. 2 MB buffer. Must be installed by MCE or an MCE authorized upgrade center.

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