iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive

The Apple iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive (iMac DV SE Late 1999) is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1999 to 2000 as part of the iMac series. The computer has been introduced on October 5, 1999, and its price started at $1499.

The new iMac DV SE features a 400 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, 15″ CRT Display, 128 MB of RAM, 13 GB hard drive, 4x DVD-ROM slot-loading drive, and 8 MB ATI Rage 128 VR graphics.

The iMac version called ‚ÄúDV‚ÄĚ stands for digital video and has been created to support home movie editing. iMac DV had a more powerful processor, a VGA output port, a DVD-ROM drive, a larger hard drive, and a FireWire port.

The iMac DV Special Edition doubled the RAM, again increased hard drive capacity, and was available in an exclusive Graphite color.

This iMac has been discontinued on July 19, 2000, and has been replaced by the iMac DV SE Mid 2000.

Today iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive is 24 years old!

iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive
Source: ‚Äď iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive

iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 5, 1999
DiscontinuedJuly 19, 2000
Model IdentifierPowerMac2,1
Model NumberM5521
Order NumberM7668LL/A
Original Price$1,499
Weight34.7 Ibs.
15.739 KG
Dimensions15‚ÄĚ H x 15‚ÄĚ W x 17.1‚ÄĚ D
38.1 cm H x 38.1 cm W x 43.43 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
Processor Speed400 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage13 GB
Media1 ‚Äď Slot-loading 4x DVD-ROM


Built-in Memory128 MB
Maximum Memory512 MB (Apple)
1 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 ‚Äď PC-100 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display15″ Shadow-mask CRT Display (13.8″ viewable)
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768


Graphics CardATI Rage 128 VR
Graphics Memory8 MB
Display Connection1 ‚Äď VGA
Display ModesVideo mirroring only
External ResolutionN/A


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)
USB2 ‚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
2 ‚Äď Built-in speakers
Display1 ‚Äď VGA


Original OSMac OS 8.6
Later OSMac OS 9.0
Mac OS 9.0.3
Mac OS 9.0.4
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 2.3.1
Bundled SoftwareN/A

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple USB Keyboard
Apple USB Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power150 W
Line Voltage100-260 V AC

Apple Support ‚Äď iMac (Slot Loading): Technical Specifications

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