iMac 15-inch Early 2003

The Apple iMac 15-inch Early 2003 (Flat Panel Display) is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2003 as part of the iMac G4 series of iMac computers. The computer has been introduced on February 4, 2003, and its price started at $1299.

The new iMac features an 800 Mhz PowerPC 7445 G4 processor, 256 MB of RAM, 15-inch LCD TFT Display, 60 GB hard drive, tray-loading 8x CD-RW drive, or 32x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and 32 MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics.

This iMac has been discontinued on September 8, 2003, and has been replaced by iMac 15-inch Late 2003.

Today iMac 15-inch Early 2003 is 20 years old!

iMac with Flat Panel Display
Source: – iMac with Flat Panel Display

iMac 15-inch Early 2003 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 4, 2003
DiscontinuedSeptember 8, 2003
Model IdentifierPowerMac4,2
Model NumberM6498
Order NumberM9105LL/A
Original Price$1,299
Weight21.3 Ibs.
9.661 KG
Dimensions12.95 – 20” H x 15.1 – 16.3” W x 10.6 – 16.3” D
32.89 – 50.8 cm H x 38.35 – 41.4 cm W x 26.92 – 41.4 cm D
Base diameter 10.6″ / 26.92 cm

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 7545 G4
Processor Speed800 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage60 GB
Media1 – 32x CD-RW drive or DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive


Built-in Memory256 MB
Maximum Memory1 GB
Memory Slots1 – PC-133 133-pin SO-DIMM (User accessible)
1 – PC-133 168-pin SDRAM (Factory-installed)
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display15″ TFT LCD Display
Brightness200 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce2 MX
Graphics Memory32 MB
Display Connection1 – Mini-VGA (Composite and S-video with adapter)
Display ModesVideo mirroring only
External Resolution640 x 480 at 60Hz
800 x 600 at 75Hz
1024 x 768 at 75Hz


Expansion SlotsNone
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA (Shared with hard disk drive)
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA (Shared with optical drive)


Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
USB3 – 12 Mbps
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps
Audio In1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – 2.5-mm Apple Pro Speaker minijack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – Mini-VGA (Composite and S-video with adapter)


Original OSMac OS X 10.2.3
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.2
iMovie 2
iTunes 2
iDVD 2 (SuperDrive-equipped system only)
DVD Player
Mac OS X Mail
Microsoft Internet Explorer
EarthLink (includes 30 days of free service)
Quicken 2002 Deluxe
World Book Mac OS X Edition
Mac OS X Chess
Otto Matic
Deimos Rising
Acrobat Reader

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Pro Keyboard
Apple Pro Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V Lithium (922-4760)
Maximum Continuous Power130 W
Line Voltage90-264 V AC

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