The iMac

Codename: Columbus
CPU: PowerPC 750
CPU speed: 233 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 0 MB
maximum RAM: 256 MB
number of sockets: 2 -- 144 pin SDRAM SO-DIMM
minimum speed: 100 Mhz/10 ns
VRAM: 2 - 6 MB SGRAM (6 in Rev. B)
built-in 64-bit 2D/3D graphics accelerator
ROM: 1 MB (3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM)
L1 cache: 32 k data, 32 k instruction
L2 cache: 512 k MB backside (1:2)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 66 Mhz
slots: mezzanine
SCSI: none
Serial Ports: none
ADB: none
USB: 2
Floppy: none
HD: 4 GB (ATA)
CD-ROM: 24x
monitor: 15" RGB 16-bit (Rev. A)/24 bit (Rev. B) color at 1024x768
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit SRS (built in speaker)
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit (built in mono mic)
Ethernet: 10/100B-T
Gestalt ID: 406
power: 80 watts
Weight: 40 lbs. Dimensions: 15.8" H x 15.2" W x 17.6" D
Min System Software: 8.1
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: August 1998
terminated: January 1999

Announced in May 1998 and shipped in August, the iMac was Apple's computer for the new millennium. Aimed at the low-end consumer market and designed with the internet in mind, the iMac was positioned by Apple as the most original new computer since the original Mac in 1984, and came in a stylish new case design, with translucent "Bondi Blue" plastics. The iMac included a 4Mbps IrDA port, and an internal 56Kpbs modem, used two 12 Mbps Universal Serial Ports (USB) as its only means of external expansion, and included a newly-designed USB keyboard and mouse. While it had no other serial or SCSI ports, many manufacturers have promised to make a variety of USB peripherals available by the time it ships in August. A "Rev B." model was released several months later, with 6MB of VRAM, and several hardware bug-fixes. The iMac sold for $1,299. This Rev. B iMac was replaced by the Rev. C in January 1999.

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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