eMac - Technical Specifications

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eMac - Technical Specifications
Order no. M8577LL/A
Processor 700MHz PowerPC G4
Memory 128MB
Hard drive3 40GB Ultra ATA
Optical drive CD-RW
Graphics support NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
FireWire Two ports
USB Five ports
VGA video mirroring Yes
Modem1 56K
Ethernet 10/100BASE-T
Wireless networking4AirPort ready  
Includes Apple Pro Keyboard; Apple Pro Mouse; Mac OS X v10.1, Mac OS 9.2, QuickTime, iMovie 2, iPhoto, iTunes 2, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink, AOL, Quicken 2002 Deluxe, World Book Mac OS X Edition, Mac OS X Chess, Otto Matic, Deimos Rising, PCalc, Acrobat Reader, and FAXstf 10.0 Preview; Apple Hardware Test CD; complete setup, learning, and reference documentation; limited warranty; and 30 days of free Internet service through EarthLink.
Internet access requires an Internet service account; fees may apply. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is provided on CD-ROM.
Product Order no.
eMac Tilt and Swivel Stand eMac Tilt and Swivel Stand M8784G/A
Apple FireWire Cable (4-pin to 6-pin) M8494G/A
AirPort Card M7600LL/D
AirPort Base Station M8209LL/A
iPod (5GB) M8513LL/A
iPod (10GB) M8709LL/A
AppleCare Protection Plan M7812LL/B
Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 700MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine
  • 256K on-chip level 2 cache at full processor speed
  • 100MHz system bus
  • 128MB of SDRAM; two 168-pin DIMM slots support up to 1GB using 128MB, 256MB, or 512MB DIMMs


  • 40GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive3
  • 24x10x32x-speed (maximum) CD-RW drive
  • Support for external FireWire and USB storage devices


  • Built-in 17-inch flat CRT (16-inch diagonal viewable image size); 0.25-mm dot pitch
  • Onscreen geometry adjustment to keep display images properly aligned throughout the computer’s lifetime

Graphics support

  • Five screen resolutions: 640 by 480 pixels at 138Hz, 800 by 600 pixels at 112Hz, 1024 by 768 pixels at 89Hz, 1152 by 864 pixels at 80Hz, and 1280 by 960 pixels at 72Hz
  • NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with AGP 2X support
  • 32MB of dedicated Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM video memory


  • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in 56K V.90 modem (RJ-11 connector)1
  • Built-in antennas and card slot for optional 11-Mbps AirPort Card; IEEE 802.11b compliant4

Peripheral connections

  • Two 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports5; 8 watts shared
  • Total of five USB 1.1 ports: three on computer (shared on two 12-Mbps controllers); two on keyboard


  • Integrated high-performance stereo audio system
  • Internal 16-watt digital amplifier
  • Built-in microphone for speech recognition and audio recording
  • Headphone jack (headphones not included)
  • Analog audio input minijack; up to 16-bit stereo and 44.1kHz sampling rate
  • Support for external USB audio devices


  • Mini-VGA output port (requires VGA display adapter)
  • 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 maintenance-free use and precise cursor control

Electrical requirements and agency approvals

  • Line voltage: 100V AC or 220V AC depending on country of use
  • Frequency: 47Hz to 63Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 170W
  • Meets ENERGY STAR and TCO 95 requirements

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: 15.8 inches (40.6 cm)
  • Width: 15.8 inches (40.6 cm)
  • Depth: 17.1 inches (43.3 cm)
  • Weight: 50 pounds (22.7 kg)
  1. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  2. iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  3. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  4. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort. Range may vary with site conditions.
  5. Actual rates will vary.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016