The iMac "Slot Loading"

Codename: Kihei
CPU: PowerPC 750
CPU speed: 350Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 0 MB
maximum RAM: 512 MB
number of sockets: 2 -- PC100 SDRAM
minimum speed: 100 Mhz/10 ns
built-in 64-bit 2D/3D ATI RAGE 128 VR (2X AGP)
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: 100 Mhz
slots: none
SCSI: none
Serial Ports: none
ADB: none
USB: 2
Floppy: none
HD: 6 GB (ATA)
CD-ROM: 24x
monitor: 15" RGB 24 bit (millions of colors) at 1024x768
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit (Harmon Kardon Oddessy)
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit (built in mono mic)
Ethernet: 10/100B-T
Airport: Optional card
Gestalt ID: 406
power: 150 watts
Weight: 40 lbs. Dimensions: 15" H x 15" W x 17.1" D
Min System Software: 8.6
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: Octover 1999

Announced in October 1999, The iMac (Slot Loading) was the low end of a new "good, better, best" iMac product staregy from Apple. The iMac SL built on the success of the rev. D iMacs, adding a faster processor, more RAM (64 MB base), a better graphics sub-system, an improved speaker system, and a slot-loading CD-ROM drive. With all these new features, the iMac SL was still $200 cheaper than predecessor. At $999, the blueberry-only iMac SL was the cheapest Apple-branded machine in many years.

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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