iMac (Flat Panel)


Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.2.2

Maximum OS: 10.4.11

Introduced: January 2002

Terminated: January 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: 15" LCD

GPU: NVidia GeForce2 MX


Max Resolution: 1024x768

Video Out: mini VGA, mirror only


Hard Drive: 20/40/60 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: See Notes


USB: 3

Firewire: 2

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Pro Speaker

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b


Power: 130 Watts

Dimensions: 12.95" H x 15.1" W x 10.6" D

Weight: 21.3 lbs.


700 MHz models used a PPC 7441 processor, and shipped with either a 24x/8x/4x CD-RW or a 32x/12x/8x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. The 800 MHz model shipped with a 24x/8x/4x/6x/2x/1x CD-RW/DVD-RW drive. All but the CD-RW model shipped with Apple Pro Speakers.

Announced in January 2002, the iMac (Flat Panel) was the first completely redesigned iMac since the original. Based around a 15-inch LCD screen, this iMac also brought both the G4 processor and the CD-RW/DVD-R "Super Drive" to the consumer space for the first time.

The iMac (Flat Panel) featured an entirely new case design, built around the idea of a screen that could rotate and change angles easily. The "desk lamp" design was mounted atop a semi-spherical base, 10.6 inches in diameter, which housed the rest of the computer. The machine had been developed over the course of two years, and was the culmination of Apple's move away from CRT displays. Steve Jobs proudly announced, when this new iMac was released, that "The CRT is officially dead."

The iMac (Flat Panel) shipped in three configurations. The low-end model, with a 700 MHz G4 Processor, 128 MB of RAM, a 40 GB ATA-66 hard drive and a CD-RW drive, was $1299. Another 700 MHz model, with 256 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM "Combo Drive," was priced at $1499. Finally, the 800 MHz model, with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive, and the CD-RW/DVD-R "SuperDrive," was $1799. The middle and high-end model shipped with Apple Pro Speakers, and all models included a new White Pro Keyboard and Mouse. Various price cuts were offered over the next year, and all configurations were discontinued in January 2003.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.