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Archived - iMac: How To Differentiate Between Models (CRT)

This article provides information on the differences between various iMac models that have cathode-ray tube (CRT) monitors.

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iMac Model
Year/Month Introduced
Mac OS Version(s)
Color
Processor
Speed
Distinguishing Features
iMac 233 MHz 1998-08 Mac OS 8.1 Bondi Blue 233 MHz Tray loading CD-ROM, 2 MB VRAM
iMac 233 MHz/B 1998-10 Mac OS 8.5 Bondi Blue 233 MHz Tray loading CD-ROM, Rage Pro Graphics controller, 6 MB VRAM
iMac 266 MHz 1999-01 Mac OS 8.5.1 Blueberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, Lime, Grape 266 MHz Tray loading CD-ROM, Rage Pro Turbo graphics controller
iMac 333 MHz 1999-04 Mac OS 8.5.1
Mac OS 8.6
Blueberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, Lime, Grape 333 MHz Tray loading CD-ROM
iMac
(Slot Loading)
1999-10 Mac OS 8.6
Mac OS 9.0
Mac OS 9.0.3
Mac OS 9.0.4
Blueberry 350 MHz Slot loading CD-ROM drive, 6 GB hard drive
iMac DV
(Slot Loading)
1999-10 Mac OS 8.6
Mac OS 9.0
Mac OS 9.0.3
Mac OS 9.0.4
Blueberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, Lime, Grape 400 MHz Slot loading DVD-ROM drive, 10 GB hard drive
iMac DV Special Edition
(Slot Loading)
1999-10 Mac OS 8.6
Mac OS 9.0
Mac OS 9.0.3
Mac OS 9.0.4
Graphite 400 MHz Slot loading DVD-ROM drive, 13 GB hard drive
iMac
(Summer 2000)
2000-08 Mac OS 9.0.4 v2 Indigo 350 MHz Slot loading CD-ROM, 7 GB hard drive
iMac DV
(Summer 2000)
2000-08 Mac OS 9.0.4 v2 Indigo, Ruby 400 MHz Slot loading CD-ROM, 10 GB hard drive
iMac DV+
(Summer 2000)
2000-08 Mac OS 9.0.4 v2 Indigo, Ruby, Sage 450 MHz Slot loading DVD-ROM, 20 GB hard drive
iMac DV Special Edition
(Summer 2000)
2000-08 Mac OS 9.0.4 v2 Snow, Graphite 500 MHz Slot loading DVD-ROM, 30 GB hard drive
iMac
(Early 2001)
2001-02 Mac OS 9.1 Indigo 400 MHz Slot loading CD-ROM, 10 GB hard drive
iMac
(Early 2001)
2001-02 Mac OS 9.1 Indigo
Blue Dalmatian
Flower Power
500 MHz Slot loading CD-RW, 20 GB hard drive
iMac Special Edition (Early 2001) 2001-02 Mac OS 9.1 Blue Dalmatian
Flower Power
Graphite
600 MHz Slot loading CD-RW, 40 GB hard drive
iMac
(Summer 2001)
2001-07 Mac OS 9.1
Mac OS 9.2
Mac OS X
Indigo 500 MHz Slot loading CD-ROM, 20 GB hard drive
iMac
(Summer 2001)
2001-07 Mac OS 9.1
Mac OS 9.2
Mac OS X
Indigo, Snow 500 MHz Slot loading CD-RW, 20 GB hard drive
iMac
(Summer 2001)
2001-07 Mac OS 9.1
Mac OS 9.2
Mac OS X
Snow, Graphite 600 MHz Slot loading CD-RW, 40 GB hard drive, Slot loading CD-RW or CD-ROM
iMac Special Edition (Summer 2001) 2001-07 Mac OS 9.1
Mac OS 9.2
Mac OS X
Snow, Graphite 700 MHz Slot loading CD-RW, 60 GB hard drive
iMac (Summer 2001) 2001-09 Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS X Indigo 500 MHz Slot loading CD-ROM, 20 GB hard drive



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Note: The parenthetical product descriptions (Summer 2000) and (Summer 2001) refer to the summer of the Northern Hemisphere.

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