iMac DV/iMac DV SE

Introduced: October 1999
Terminated: July 2000


The mid-range iMac DV was available in the five flavors: Blueberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, Lime and Grape.  It ran the G3 PowerPC 750 processor at 400Mhz and had 10Gb hard drive.  It had a new slot-loading 4x DVD-ROM, a USB keyboard and a USB mouse.  It had a maximum RAM of 1Gb and an ATI Rage 128 VR graphics card.  The built-in monitor was a 15-inch shadow mask CRT with a 13.8” viewable area.  It had audio input and three output jacks, a built-in microphone and built-in speakers.  It had two USB ports and two FireWire ports.

A “Special Edition” of the iMac DV was released in Graphite.  It had double the amount of onboard RAM and a 13Gb hard drive.


The iMac DV showcased several new features in addition to those added to the iMac SL.  It had a DVD-ROM drive, as indicated in the name.  It also had a larger hard drive and was the first consumer-oriented computer to feature FireWire ports.  The iMac DV was also designed to operate without needing to have a cooling fan.  This made it the quietest Macintosh since the Macintosh 512k. 


iMac DV/iMac DV SE


Processor: PowerPC 750 (G3)
Number of Cores: 1
Processor Speed: 350 or 400 MHz
Benchmarks: 400 MHz: 177
Cache: 64 KB L1, 512 k backside (1:2) L2
System Bus: 100 MHz
Hard Drive: 6, 10, or 13 GB
Media: Slot-loading 24x CD-ROM or 4x DVD-ROM
Peripherals: Apple USB Keyboard, Apple USB Mouse
Colors: Blueberry, Grape, Strawberry, Tangerine, Lime, and Graphite
Weight and Dimensions (US): 34.7 lbs., 15.0” H x 15.0” W x 17.1” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 15.7 kg, 38.1 cm H x 38.1 cm W x 43.4 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS 8.6 (Mac OS ROM 2.3.1)
Later Mac OS: Mac OS 9.0, 9.0.3, or 9.0.4
Maximum Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 (350 MHz) or Latest Mac OS X (400 MHz)
Hardware Test: Not Supported
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: iMac Firmware Update 4.1.9
Firmware Update URL:
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 1.0 GB (Actual) 512 MB (Apple)
Type of RAM Slots: 2 - PC100 3.3V 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum RAM Speed: 10 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: ATI Rage 128 VR
ATI Card Model: ATY,Rage128VR
Graphics Connection: 2x AGP
Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Built-in Display: 15-inch shadow-mask CRT (13.8-inch viewable)
Resolutions: 640x480 @ 117Hz, 800x600 @ 95Hz, 1024x768 @ 75Hz
Display Modes: Video mirroring only (on 400 MHz)
Display Connection: 1 - VGA (on 400MHz)
Video Camera: None
Expansion Slots: None
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA (Shared with optical drive)
Large Drive Support: No (Maximum of 128 GB per drive)
Optical Drive Bus: Ultra ATA (Shared with hard disk drive)
Backup Battery: 3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Max Watts: 150 W
Line Voltage: 100-260V AC
AirPort: Optional AirPort card (802.11b) (adapter required)
Bluetooth: None
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: 56k
USB: 2 - 12 MBit/s
FireWire: 2 - 400 MBit/s (on 400 MHz) (6W total power)
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, Built-in microphone (16-bit)
Audio Out: 3 - 3.5-mm analog output jacks, Built-in speakers (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in October 1999, the iMac DV and iMac DV SE were discontinued in July 2000.



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    countylinenissan had this to say on Aug 10, 2011 Posts: 11
  • I want buy that one. iphone 5 covers

    [email protected] had this to say on Sep 14, 2011 Posts: 6
  • Obviously this is one of the best computers that Apple has ever revealed. Right now they are more into iphones and iPads and new revolutionary design haven’t seen for like 3-4 year and that sucks

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    ledlauzis had this to say on Sep 28, 2011 Posts: 16
  • It reminds mi times while I was using this computer and thinking that this is on of the best devices that I have used but right now it can be used only as thing at museum

    ledlauzis had this to say on Oct 24, 2011 Posts: 16
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