Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.2.2

Maximum OS: 10.4.11

Introduced: April 2002

Terminated: May 2003


CPU: PowerPC 7450 "G4"

CPU Speed: 700/800 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 100 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM


Minimum RAM Speed: 133 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 1 GB


Screen: 17" Flat CRT

GPU: NVidia GeForce2 MX


Max Resolution: 1280x960

Video Out: mini VGA, mirror only


Hard Drive: 40-60 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: Various, See Notes


USB: 3

Firewire: 2

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b


Power: 170 Watts

Dimensions: 15.8" H x 15.8" W x 17.1" D

Weight: 50 lbs.


The $999 700 MHz educational model shipped with a CD-ROM drive, and without a modem. The $1199 700 MHz educational model shipped with a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. The 700 MHz $1099 model shipped with a CD-RW drive. In June 2002, This model was upgraded to a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. The 800 MHz $1499 model shipped with a DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive".

Introduced in April 2002, the eMac brought G4 power and a 17 inch monitor to the familiar iMac form factor. Based on the same architecture as the flat panel iMac, the eMac was initially available only for educational markets. It shipped in two configurations: a 32x CD-ROM model for $999, and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM model for $1199.

In June 2002, the eMac was released to the consumer market in a single model, with a CD-RW drive and 128 MB of RAM, for $1099. In August 2002, The eMac received a speed-bump and feature upgrade, and was released to the consumer market. The $999 model ($1099 consumer) now shipped with a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. A $1499 800 MHz model was also released to the consumer market, with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive and a CD-RW/DVD-RW SuperDrive. In January 2003, these prices were dropped to $999 and $1299 respectively.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.