iMac G5 (2004)

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iMac G5Where did the computer go? It’s behind the flat panel display in the iMac G5! And the mouse and keyboard are available as wireless models with Bluetooth (which remains optional and can only be installed at the factory) – that means less cable clutter than most users are used to.

Not just smaller and lighter, the iMac G5 is also quieter than the iMac G4 – by 25 dB! And for those who want to save more desktop space, the iMac G5 works with industry standard (VESA compliant) arms for mounting on the wall, a swing-away arm, etc.

Models sold in North America and Japan are single voltage, while those sold in the rest of the world support both 110 and 220 volt current.

Details

  • introduced 2004.08.31 at US$1,299 (17″ 1.6 GHz Combo), $1,499 (17″ 1.8 GHz SuperDrive), and US$1,899 (20″ 1.8 GHz SuperDrive); replaced by 1.8/2.0 GHz iMac G5 (2005) 2005.05.03
  • requires Mac OS X 10.3 through 10.5 Leopard
  • CPU: 1.6/1.8 GHz G5
  • bus: 533/600 MHz
  • performance:
    • Geekbench 2 (Leopard): 882 (1.8 GHz), 826 (1.6 GHz)
    • Geekbench 2 (Tiger): 1050 (1.8 GHz), 862 (1.6 GHz)
  • RAM: 256 MB, expandable to 2 GB using PC3200 (400 MHz) DDR SDRAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with AGP 8x support
  • VRAM: 64 MB DDR SDRAM
  • screen:
    • 17″ 1440 x 900 flat panel display
    • 20″ 1680 x 1050 flat panel display
  • video out: VGA, S-video (requires adapter)
  • L2 cache: 512 KB on CPU
  • hard drive bus: 1.5 Mbps SATA I
  • hard drive: 80/160 GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA drive
  • optical drive bus: UltraATA
  • Combo Drive: reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x, reads CDs at up to 24x
  • SuperDrive: writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x, writes CD-R discs at up to 16x, writes CD-RW discs at up to 8x, reads CDs at up to 24x
  • 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: 130W
  • H x W x D (17″): 16.9 x 16.8 x 6.8 in/43 x 42.6 x 17.3 cm
  • H x W x D (20″): 18.6 x 19.4 x 7.4 in/47.2 x 49.3 x 18.9 cm
  • weight (17″): 18.5 lb/8.4 kg
  • weight (20″): 25.2 lb/11.4 kg
  • Part no.: M9248 (17″ 1.6 GHz), M9249 (1.8 GHz), M9250 (20″)
  • machine ID: PowerMac8,1

CPU Upgrades

  • none

Online Resources

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