17″ iMac G4 (Late 2003)

17-inch iMac G4The first iMac to reach 1.25 GHz, the 17″ G4 iMac has a wide aspect ratio “cinema” type screen and displays 1440 x 900 pixels – just perfect for DVDs.

Along with the 1.0 GHz 15″ model, it’s the first iMac to support USB 2.0, and it’s also the first to sport GeForce 5200 graphics.

Details

  • introduced 2003.09.08 at US$1,799
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.5 Leopard
  • CPU: 1.25 GHz G4
  • Bus: 167 MHz
  • Performance:
    • Geekbench 2 (Tiger): 688
  • RAM: 256 MB, expandable to 2 GB using PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR SDRAM (officially supported to 1 GB by Apple)
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 5200 Ultra with AGP 4x support
  • VRAM: 64 MB
  • Display: 17″ 1440 x 900 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: 80 GB 7200 rpm UltraATA/100 drive
  • SuperDrive: 4x DVD write, 8x DVD read, 16x CD-R write, 8x 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: optional 802.11g AirPort Extreme
  • Bluetooth: optional
  • Microphone: internal
  • Power supply: 130W
  • PRAM battery: 3.6V half-AA
  • Height: 13.03-20.0 in/33.1-50.9 cm
  • Width: 16.7 in/42.3 cm
  • Depth: 10.6-16.7 in/27.0-42.3 cm
  • Weight: 22.8 lb/10.4 kg
  • Part no.: M9168
  • 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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