iMac (Flat Panel)

Introduced: January 2002
Terminated: January 2003


In an entirely redesigned desk lamp-style case, the iMac (Flat Panel) also brought the G4 processor to the iMac line.  There were three configurations available.  The 700Mhz processor had a 40Gb hard drive, 128Mb of RAM and a tray-loading CD-RW drive.  The mid-range 700Mhz model had a 40Gb hard drive, 256Mb of RAM and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.  The high-end 800Mhz model had a 60Gb hard drive, 256Mb of RAM and a CD-RW/DVD-R SuperDrive.  The middle and high-end models included Apple Pro Speakers standard.  All models shipped with the Apple Pro Keyboard and the Apple Pro Mouse.


The iMac (Flat Panel) was the first complete redesign of the iMac line.  It ushered the G4 processor and the SuperDrive into the consumer level.  The computer was designed around the 14.1” LCD screen.  It was mounted on a half-sphere base that contained the computer.  The design was such that the screen could be easily moved and turned in many directions and heights.  It marked the point at which Apple left behind CRT monitors.


iMac (Flat Panel)


Processor: PowerPC 7450 v2.1 (G4)
Number of Cores: 1
Processor Speed: 700 or 800 MHz
Benchmarks: 700 MHz: 350, 800 MHz: 413
Cache: 64 KB L1, 256k backside (1:1) L2
System Bus: 100 MHz
Hard Drive: 40 or 60 GB 5400-rpm
Media: Tray-loading CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW, or SuperDrive
Peripherals: Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse
Colors: White
Weight and Dimensions (US): 21.3 lbs., 12.95 - 20.0” H x 15.1 - 16.3” W x 10.6 - 16.3” D; base diameter: 10.6”
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 9.7 kg, 32.9 - 50.8 cm H x 38.4 - 41.4 cm W x 26.9 - 41.4 cm D; base diameter: 26.96 cm
Original Mac OS: Mac OS 9.2.2 (Mac OS ROM 9.0.1) and Mac OS X 10.1.2 (5P63)
Later Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.1.3, 10.1.4, 10.2, or 10.2.3
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (iMac/eMac) 1.2.2
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 1.0 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 1 - PC133 144-pin SO-DIMM (user accessible), 1- PC133 168-pin SDRAM (factory installed)
Minimum RAM Speed: 10 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
ATI Card Model:—
Graphics Connection: 2x AGP
Graphics Memory: 32 MB
Built-in Display: 15-inch TFT LCD
Resolutions: 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/66 (Shared with optical drive)
Large Drive Support: No (Apple) Yes (based on user feedback)
Optical Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/66 (Shared with hard disk drive)
Backup Battery: 3.6 V Lithium (922-4760)
Max Watts: 130 W
Line Voltage: 90-264V AC
AirPort: Optional AirPort card (802.11b)
Bluetooth: None
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: 56k
USB: 3 - 12 MBit/s
FireWire: 2 - 400 MBit/s (8W total power)
Audio In: 1 - Built-in microphone
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 January 2002, the iMac (Flat Panel) was discontinued in January 2003 to make way for new models.



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