iMac 17-inch Early 2003

The Apple iMac 17-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 $1799.

The new iMac features a 1 GHz PowerPC 7445 G4¬†processor, 256 MB of RAM, 17-inch LCD TFT Display, 80 GB hard drive, tray-loading 4x DVD-R/CD-RW ‚ÄúSuperDrive‚ÄĚ, and 64 MB¬†NVIDIA GeForce4 MX¬†graphics.

This iMac has been discontinued on September 8, 2003, and has been replaced by iMac 17-inch Late 2003.


Today iMac 17-inch Early 2003 is 20 years old!

iMac with Flat Panel Display
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iMac 17-inch Early 2003 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 4, 2003
DiscontinuedSeptember 8, 2003
Model IdentifierPowerMac6,1
Model NumberM6498
Order NumberM8935LL/A
Original Price$1,799
Weight22.8 Ibs.
10.341 KG
Dimensions13.03 ‚Äď 20‚ÄĚ H x 16.7 ‚Äď 17.7‚ÄĚ W x 10.6 ‚Äď 16.7‚ÄĚ D
33.09 ‚Äď 50.8 cm H x 42.41 ‚Äď 44.95 cm W x 26.92 ‚Äď 42.41 cm D
Base diameter 10.6″ / 26.92 cm

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 7445 G4
Processor Speed1 GHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus133 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage80 GB
Media1 ‚Äď 4x DVD-R/CD-RW ‚ÄúSuperDrive‚ÄĚ


Built-in Memory256 MB
Maximum Memory1 GB (Apple)
2 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots1 ‚Äď PC-2100 200-pin SO-DIMM (User accessible)
1 ‚Äď PC-2100 184-pin SDRAM (Factory-installed)
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display17″ TFT LCD Display
Brightness200 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1440 x 900 (Native)


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce4 MX
Graphics Memory64 MB
Display Connection1 ‚Äď 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/66
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/100


Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 1.1 (Optional)
USB3 ‚Äď 12 Mbps
FireWire2 ‚Äď 400 Mbps
Audio In1 ‚Äď 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 ‚Äď Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 ‚Äď 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 ‚Äď 2.5-mm Apple Pro Speaker minijack
1 ‚Äď Built-in speaker
Display1 ‚Äď Mini-VGA (Composite and S-video with adapter)


Original OSMac OS X 10.2.3
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.2
iMovie 2
iTunes 2
iDVD 2
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

Apple Support ‚Äď iMac (17-inch, 1 GHz): Technical Specifications

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