iMac (17” Flat Panel, 1GHz)

Introduced: February 2003
Terminated: September 2003


The iMac (17” Flat Panel, 1GHz) brought the speed of the iMac up to 1.0Ghz.  It had a 80Gb hard drive and 256Mb of RAM and 64Mb of VRAM.  It had a SuperDrive.


The new speed bump of the iMac line also simplified it.  Rather than having three or four models, there were only two, the 15” and the 17”.  The 17” model had a number of upgrades like AirPort Extreme support, internal Bluetooth and Double Data Rate (DDR) RAM.

The 15” configuration was $1299 and the 17” configuration was $1799.


iMac (17” Flat Panel, 1GHz)


Processor: PowerPC 7455 v3.3 (G4)
Number of Cores: 1
Processor Speed: 1.0 GHz
Benchmarks: 1.0 GHz: 499
Cache: 64 KB L1, 256k backside (1:1) L2
System Bus: 133 MHz
Hard Drive: 80 GB 7200-rpm
Media: Tray-loading 4x SuperDrive
Peripherals: Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse
Colors: White
Weight and Dimensions (US): 22.8 lbs., 13.03 - 20.0” H x 16.7 - 17.7” W x 10.6 - 16.7” D; base diameter: 10.6”
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 10.3 kg, 33.1 - 50.8 cm H x 42.4 - 45 cm W x 26.9 - 42.4 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.2.3 (6H58, 6H60, 6I34)
Later Mac OS:—
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (iMac) 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 2.0 GB (Actual) 1.0 GB (Apple)
Type of RAM Slots: 1 - PC2100 200-pin SO-DIMM (user accessible), 1 - PC2100 184-pin SDRAM (factory installed)
Minimum RAM Speed: 10 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
ATI Card Model:—
Graphics Connection: 4x AGP
Graphics Memory: 64 MB DDR
Built-in Display: 17-inch LCD (200 candela per meter squared)
Resolutions: 1440 x 900 (Optimum), 1152 x720, 1024x768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480
Display Modes: Video mirroring only
Display Connection: 1 - Mini-VGA (Composite and S-video with adapter)
Video Camera: None
Expansion Slots: None
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Large Drive Support: Yes (128 GB or larger per drive)
Optical Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/66
Backup Battery: 3.6 V Lithium (922-4760)
Max Watts: 130 W
Line Voltage: 90-264V AC
AirPort: Optional AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth: Optional
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: 56k v92
USB: 3 - 12 MBit/s
FireWire: 2 - 400 MBit/s (8W total power)
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, Built-in microphone (24-bit 48 kHz sample rate)
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, 1 - 2.5-mm Apple Pro Speaker minijack, Built-in speaker (24-bit 48 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in February 2003, the iMac (17” Flat Panel, 1GHz) was discontinued in September 2003.



  • Similarly, though the graphics chipset in some recent models is on a removable MXM, neither Apple nor third parties have offered retail iMac GPU upgrades, with the exception of those for the original iMac G3’s “mezzanine” PCI slot. Models after the iMac G5 excluding the August 7, 2007 iMac update made it difficult for the end-user to replace the hard disk or optical drive, and Apple’s warranty explicitly forbids upgrading the socketed CPU.-Jonathan Berkowitz

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