iMac (Early 2001) - Technical Specifications

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iMac (Early 2001) - Technical Specifications
Configurations iMac iMac iMac Special Edition
Configurations M7683LL/A—Indigo M7669LL/A—Indigo
M8347LL/A—Blue Dalmatian
M8348LL/A—Flower Power
M7675LL/A—Blue Dalmatian
M7679LL/A—Flower Power
Processor 400 MHz G3 500 MHz G3 600 MHz G3
- L2 Cache 512K at 160 MHz 256K at 500 MHz 256K at 600 MHz
Memory (PC100 SDRAM) 64MB 64MB 128MB
- Maximum 1 GB
- Slots 2 DIMM
Hard Drive 10GB Ultra ATA 20GB Ultra ATA 40GB Ultra ATA
Optical Drive CD-ROM CD-RW CD-RW
- CD-ROM 24x read
- CD-RW 24x read
- CD-R 8x write
- CD-RW 4x write, 24x read
USB 2 ports (12Mbps each)
FireWire 2 ports
Expansion Slots 3 PCI slots (64-bit, 33 MHz) 3 PCI slots (Slots 2&3 64-bit, 100 MHz; Slot 4 64-bit, 133 MHz)
EtherNet (built-in) 10/100 Base-T
Modem (2) 56K V.90
Wireless Networking AirPort ready
Video Card ATI RAGE 128 Pro with 8MB SDRAM ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16MB SDRAM
- video bus AGP (2x)
- Max Resolution (Analog) 1024 x 768 at 75 Hz
Video External Connectors Standard VGA output port (15-pin mini D-Sub connector)
Mirroring Supported yes
Microphone (Built-in) yes
Audio Line In 16-bit stereo and 44.1 kHz sampling rate
Audio Line Out Integrated high-performance Odyssey audio system by Apple and Harmon Kardon
USB External Audio Support yes
Headphone Jacks yes (2 front)
Accessories Included Apple Pro Keyboard; Apple Pro Mouse; FireWire camcorder cable; modem cable
Software Included Mac OS 9.1, QuickTime, iMovie 2, iTunes(4), AppleWorks, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator, Quicken Deluxe 2001, Palm Desktop, FAXstf, Cro-Mag Rally, Bugdom, and Nanosaur software; Apple Hardware Test CD
Size (Height/Width/Depth) 15.0" x 15.0" x 17.1" (38.1cm x 38.1cm x 43.5cm)
Weight 34.7 lbs. (15.8 kg)
Build-to-Order Options Order a custom-configured eMac from the online Apple Store or an authorized Apple reseller.
Memory 64MB - 1GB
Hard Drive (2) Up to 40GB Ultra ATA
Wireless Airport

Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 400-, 500-, or 600-MHz PowerPC G3 processor
  • 512K backside level 2 cache (400-MHz system); or 256K on-chip level 2 cache (500-MHz and 600-MHz systems)
  • 100-MHz system bus
  • 64MB or 128MB of PC100 SDRAM; two DIMM slots support up to 1GB using 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, or 512MB DIMMs


  • 10GB, 20GB, or 40GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive (1)
  • Slot-loading 24x (maximum) CD-ROM drive (reads CD at 24x speed); or 8x4x24x (maximum) CD-RW drive (writes CD-R at 8x speed, writes CD-RW at 4x speed, reads CD at 24x speed)
  • Support for external FireWire and USB storage devices


  • Built-in 15-inch shadow-mask CRT (13.8-inch diagonal viewable image size); 0.28-mm dot pitch
  • Onscreen geometry adjustment to keep display images properly aligned throughout its lifetime
  • Theater Mode for enhanced brightness of full-screen video using iMovie or QuickTime Player
  • Flip foot for 17° tilt

Graphics support

  • ATI RAGE 128 Pro graphics accelerator with 8MB of SDRAM graphics memory or ATI RAGE 128 Ultra graphics accelerator with 16MB of SDRAM graphics memory; AGP 2X support
  • Three crisp, flicker-free screen resolutions: 640 by 480 pixels at 117 Hz, 800 by 600 pixels at 95 Hz, and 1024 by 768 pixels at 75 Hz
  • 24-bit true color at all resolutions for displaying millions of colors


  • Built-in 56K V.90 modem (RJ-11 connector)(2)
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Optional 11-Mbps AirPort Card; IEEE 802.11 DSSS compliant(3)
  • Optional AirPort Base Station with 56K modem and 10BASE-T Ethernet port(3)

Peripheral connections

  • Two USB ports (12 Mbps each) on computer; two USB ports on keyboard
  • Two 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports(6); includes 4-pin-to-6-pin FireWire cable for connecting DV camera


  • Integrated high-performance Odyssey audio system by Apple and Harman Kardon
  • Built-in microphone for speech recognition and audio recording
  • Front-mounted dual mini headphone jacks (headphones not included)
  • Analog audio input and output minijacks; up to 16-bit stereo and 44.1-kHz sampling rate
  • Support for external USB audio devices


  • Standard VGA output port (15-pin mini D-Sub connector)
  • Support for video mirroring: external devices display an image identical to that shown on the built-in display

Keyboard and mouse

  • Apple Pro Keyboard with full-size function and navigation keys, audio controls, and media-eject key
  • Apple Pro Mouse with optical sensor for precise cursor control

Electrical requirements and agency approvals

  • Line voltage: 100V to 260V AC
  • Frequency: 47 to 63 Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 150W
  • U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR compliant

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –40° to 116° F (–40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

Size and weight

  • Height: 15.0 inches (38.1 cm)
  • Width: 15.0 inches (38.1 cm)
  • Depth: 17.1 inches (43.5 cm)
  • Weight: 34.7 pounds (15.8 kg)
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  3. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort, including America Online. Range may vary with site conditions.
  4. iTunes may require Internet download; Internet access fees may apply. iTunes is licensed for reproduction of noncopyrighted materials or materials the user is legally permitted to reproduce.
  5. CD-RW drive included in 500- and 600-MHz iMac systems.
  6. Actual rates will vary.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016